WE just found out my 3 year old niece has this. We can't get her in to the ped. neurosurgen until mid March. We are scared to death. Any info would help.Good and Bad, would like to hear. Is it all bad? Will she still walk after surgery? Any brain damage, any other main problems? Or does the surgery fix all the bad with no real side affects?? Thanks for any help!!! A very concerned AUNT!!!!!