My son will be having the decompression surgery on Wednesday the 17th. Ive been through all the stages of this from being a researcher to a warrior and now I am just always on the verge of a crying mess . He is 12. I had the decompression and shunt when I was 19...no problems and Im great. This is so different when its your child. I feel very confident with our pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Limbrick from Wash U children. My stomach is in knots. Words of wisdom please.