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Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 08-24-2010, 03:29 PM
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Posted By DevsMom
WONDERFUL! Dr. Waner did surgery on my son at an...

WONDERFUL! Dr. Waner did surgery on my son at an older age placing incisions very similarly it seems. Today my son is 6 and his nose looks great. Happy healing.
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 06-23-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By DevsMom
Did the doctor give a reason why she must be off...

Did the doctor give a reason why she must be off of it by her first birthday?
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 06-07-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By DevsMom
Given your age and description of the birthmark I...

Given your age and description of the birthmark I would question if it may be a port wine stain. Obviously, it's hard to say without seeing a picture. Many doctors use the term hemangioma as a...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 06-03-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9
Posted By DevsMom
Congratulations on the new baby boy! With this...

Congratulations on the new baby boy! With this large of a hemangioma I would tend to be proactive and start treatment to try to prevent growth. I think it's wonderful that you have options and know...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 06-03-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12
Posted By DevsMom
I recommend zinc...u can buy it in a little tub. ...

I recommend zinc...u can buy it in a little tub. I use sunscreen on my children but have always found that zinc works best on their faces...especially on my sons nose which is where he had an h and...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 06-03-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By DevsMom
There are risks to lasers like everything else. ...

There are risks to lasers like everything else. My sons first derm did two lasers,,,the second one I think he was a little too agressive and caused some scarring on the area. Also, if too many...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-30-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By DevsMom
Wonderful news!! Dr. Waner is such a kind...

Wonderful news!! Dr. Waner is such a kind hearted man. I'm sure the surgery will go very well.

mperron - If your concerned about the cost of surgery I would encourage you to call and speak with...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-29-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By DevsMom
It's hard not to be anxious when you're not sure...

It's hard not to be anxious when you're not sure what to expect. Strawberry Hemangioma is sort of a generic term. We were told the same thing about my sons h at first. All you can really do is...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-28-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By DevsMom
My son may be the exception to this rule,,,or it...

My son may be the exception to this rule,,,or it could be that there is just no way to tell other than closely monitoring. My sons nasal h was present at birth and got much bigger.
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-26-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By DevsMom
My experience with Dr. Hochman is limited but I...

My experience with Dr. Hochman is limited but I have heard nothing but wonderful things about him. I'm sure things will go well.
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-25-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By DevsMom
Well, I'm glad that my reply helped. I very well...

Well, I'm glad that my reply helped. I very well remember going thru the same things when my son was young. I promise you that things do get better, and you'll come out a stronger person because of...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-24-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By DevsMom
I have absolutely seen babies that young go in...

I have absolutely seen babies that young go in for surgery. It's all very much a personal choice. My son had a superficial portion also which we chose to have a series of pulse dye lasers done for....
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-21-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By DevsMom
I also wanted to add that I completely agree with...

I also wanted to add that I completely agree with you....children and babies with hemangiomas are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. The fact that some people don't take the time to see...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-21-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By DevsMom
My advice to you is to do the best you can on any...

My advice to you is to do the best you can on any given day. Some days are bad and you don't even want to leave the house because of having to deal with people staring. On the days that are good...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-20-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By DevsMom
There are wonderful and very effective treatments...

There are wonderful and very effective treatments available now. The best thing is that you are aware and have an early jump on things. My son is now 6 years old and he has a beautiful little nose...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-19-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By DevsMom
I'm not sure that there are actual statistics on...

I'm not sure that there are actual statistics on the risk of general anesthesia on an infant. The length of the scan depends on what area they plan to look at. I would ask the doctor,...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-19-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By DevsMom
So glad to hear that you're getting your baby in...

So glad to hear that you're getting your baby in to see a doctor. What you describe sounds like a compound hemangioma with the superficial portion in different areas? The blue or dark color you see...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-18-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By DevsMom
I think that having the MRI would be best. My...

I think that having the MRI would be best. My son had one at 6 months and another at 18 months of age. It made for a long & stressful day but in the end I was glad to know for sure what was going...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-13-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By DevsMom
My husband and I consulted with him about my son...

My husband and I consulted with him about my son who also had a nasal tip hemangioma. Very good doctor. Your daughter is beautiful and I think you should see very good results from the surgery.
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-13-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 21
Posted By DevsMom
Hi, Corrine. I've been bad and haven't been on...

Hi, Corrine. I've been bad and haven't been on here in a long long time. It's nice to see you're still here doing such a great job. Yes, Devan is all grown up (or thinks he is anyway) and I'm sure...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-12-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By DevsMom
When the propranolol is stopped too early or...

When the propranolol is stopped too early or weaned too quickly there is a chance of regrowth happening. The doctor should VERY slowly wean from this drug and if at any point regrowth happens the...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-12-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 31
Posted By DevsMom
It does look like there could be a deep...

It does look like there could be a deep hemangioma starting to form, and the small redness does look like it could be supeficial hemangioma. I would get in to see a doctor soon,,,it's always good to...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-12-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21
Posted By DevsMom
The decision for surgery is certainly not an easy...

The decision for surgery is certainly not an easy one to make. I made it years ago for my son when he had benefited all he could from lasers and his nasal tip h was slowly involuting but being...
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