Vital Signs

A song from Shrek helps a 5-year-old boy recover from difficult surgery

By Burak Ozgur|Saturday, August 06, 2005
RELATED TAGS: CANCER
One afternoon in late June, I was called to the emergency room to look over a CT scan of the brain of a young boy. The 5-year-old’s troubles had begun a while back with headaches and vision problems. After visits to his pediatrician and an ophthalmologist, he got a prescription for new glasses. The family thought the matter was solved. Several months later, though, the child’s mother noticed that he had difficulty with balance. Then he developed early-morning headaches with nausea a...
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