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Ariella 03-11-2008 02:39 PM

What should we do???
 
Has anyone done a laser for a child @ 5 months w/out general anasticia???

Thanks
Marina

mmarrari 03-11-2008 04:11 PM

We have. Valentina wasn't 5 months old, I think she was 6 or 7. She had a few laser sessions in her eyelid/eyebrow hemangioma without anesthesia. she did fine. They used numbing cream on the area about 20 minutes before the procedure and held her down during the actual laser. She was upset that she was being held down but the laser itself lasted about 10 secs. I didn't want her to be put under GA for a 10 secs procedure.... I know for larger hemangiomas that require longre sessions it is sometimes necessary.
She cried afterward for about 2 minutes and then was perfectly fine.
Good luck
another Marina

jgoodman0814 03-11-2008 07:45 PM

i think it all depends on how you feel about your child being held down and how it would affect them for the next procedure. children remember no matter how young they are. my 7 month old went under with gas for less than 5 min. i would have much rather her been under and comfortable than to have someone hold her down and screaming. imagine how scary that must be for a child that age.

Ariella 03-11-2008 08:56 PM

Thanks guys. Well we have done her first 2 lasers w/out the GA and sha was fine cried for about 2 sec and once she had her bottle she was ok. The 3rd time the dr decided to use GA it was hell she cried for about an hour after and on the way home. She needs 1 or 2 more and I really don't want to put her under GA for a 10 seconds procedure.. So I think I am going to ask Dr. Waner if we don't put her under it this time I hope he agrees...

cassandragon 03-12-2008 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Ariella (Post 14594)
Thanks guys. Well we have done her first 2 lasers w/out the GA and sha was fine cried for about 2 sec and once she had her bottle she was ok. The 3rd time the dr decided to use GA it was hell she cried for about an hour after and on the way home. She needs 1 or 2 more and I really don't want to put her under GA for a 10 seconds procedure.. So I think I am going to ask Dr. Waner if we don't put her under it this time I hope he agrees...

My son Lucas had a laser surgery 2 weeks ago at 3 month to help his ulcerated H to heal and the doctor used the mask to put him under. Everything seemed to be pain-free to him and he only cried for 10 minutes afterwards, mostly because he was hungry. Maybe you can ask if it will be an option?! Good luck!!


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