Quoting kikki_liz:" ..i dont know much about it but i know its basically water in the brain..which basically means mental ... [snip!] ... dont know what causes it..but there is no cure..the baby will probably have to go to a neurosurgeon every so often "
Well from what I saw with my coworkers daughter, she does have water in the brain...but there is no mental or intellectual disability...at all. At 17, she graduated with honors, yes she worked hard because her constant stays and brain surgeries caused her to miss lots of school and get behind but with the aid of a tutor to catch up while in the hospital graduated with straight As!
Now she will study in French literature and then keep studying to be an elementary school teacher. Along with more classes. She said she has about 7 years of university ahead but is VERY excited and has had 3 universities fight back and forth to have her as a student...she is that smart and that good.........
OP I know her mom is part of an association to give information/support for parents and family members who go through hydrocephalus. I don't know what it's called but if you would like, I could ask her and then send you the link for information for you and your cousin. PM if you are interested