If you remember my other posts about my dad, he is going to have the shunt put in. They finally decided it was the hydrocyphalus that was causing his problems.Hope this will help. I'm not really familiar with the shunt (its placed in the brain and drains the extra fluid) and its surgery, if its serious or not. But could you keep him in prayer that it will go well, that he will have a good recovery and that they have a safe trip (they have to travel 6 hours)? Me and grandma will go down wednesday night or thursday morning after I'm done working. But i hope wednesday night since I want to be there with him when he goes to surgery. Thank you.