Good Morning, My 16 yr old was diagnosed with Chiari last year. Watching her suffer everyday is by far the hardest thing a parent has to do. I try to help her but she feels that no one can help her. She goes for surgery (decompression w/ duraplasty) on July 7th. Her Neurosurgeon is the best. Very Patient with her and very nice. He answers any questions she may have. I am looking to see if anyone has any advice on how to help her prepare for surgery and any advice on helping me help her after surgery. What can I do to help her get through it.