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Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 11-14-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By mmarrari
My daughter was 13 months old for her 1st surgery...

My daughter was 13 months old for her 1st surgery (a partial excision) and the hemangioma did grow back. She had recently stopped steroids so that probably had to do with it (rebound growth). She had...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 11-14-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By mmarrari
Hi, Dr Waner operated on my daughter and...

Hi, Dr Waner operated on my daughter and insurance paid 100%. He DOES take insurance, he is not any networks though, so you have to go about it as an out-of-network request. Our daughters hemangioma...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 11-11-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By mmarrari
It looks like an ulcer but I am no doctor.... I...

It looks like an ulcer but I am no doctor.... I would definitely take her to a specialist who has experience with this, some ulcers can be stubborn and painful. If it were my baby, I would trust this...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 09-08-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,515
Posted By mmarrari
Hi there, By definition a cosmetic procedure...

Hi there,
By definition a cosmetic procedure involves a normal structure, that you are trying to change the appearance of. A hemangioma is by no means a normal structure so procedures are considered...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 06-21-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By mmarrari
Absolutely, I would get a pre-authorization from...

Absolutely, I would get a pre-authorization from BCBS. We have Aetna but we made sure to get everthing pre-cert before doing it. After the procedures they tried to pay at a discounted rate, but we...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 06-21-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By mmarrari
Oh she looks wonderful!! You must be so happy the...

Oh she looks wonderful!! You must be so happy the laser worked so well!
We LOVE Dr. Connelly... my daughter Valentina also had several lasers with her and we flew in from Tampa to see her every month...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-26-2008, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By mmarrari
wow Christine! I am so happy everything turned...

wow Christine! I am so happy everything turned out so well for you and Eva and that you were able to go to Dr. W. Eva is adorable!!! and she looks amazing.
Marina
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-21-2008, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By mmarrari
Hi, Congratulations on your baby. It is always...

Hi,
Congratulations on your baby. It is always important to have a specialist evaluate hemangiomas, especially if it is growing fast, to make sure it is not interfering with any function and assess...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 04-29-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,778
Posted By mmarrari
Hi, I am so sorry your family is going through...

Hi,
I am so sorry your family is going through this. Have you seen a specialist regarding the ulcerations? There are different options to help heal ulcers. I know of other cases where laser was very...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 04-21-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By mmarrari
I would suggest you get an appointment with a...

I would suggest you get an appointment with a Vascular Anomalies specialist who can monitor the hemangioma and decide whether any kind of treatment is necessary. 3 months seems like way too long to...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 04-10-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By mmarrari
Hi, I've been to Beth Israel twice with my baby...

Hi,
I've been to Beth Israel twice with my baby and both times we stayed at the apartments across the street. They are not a hotel but there is a 24 hs doorman, they have plenty of take out menus,...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 04-10-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By mmarrari
Hi, My daughter had 4 laser treatments so far....

Hi,
My daughter had 4 laser treatments so far. The first 3 were more conservative and we saw little improvement. The last one was much more agressive and although it worked much better to lighten the...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 03-14-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By mmarrari
Hi Christine, Eva is adorable! My daughter also...

Hi Christine,
Eva is adorable! My daughter also had/has a H on her forehead/eyelid that grew to put pressure on her eye, actually it was very similar to Eva's. She developed severe astigmatism so we...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 03-11-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By mmarrari
We have. Valentina wasn't 5 months old, I think...

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...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 01-05-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By mmarrari
Hi, My daughters hemangioma never ulcerated...

Hi,
My daughters hemangioma never ulcerated luckily, but it is my understanding that vaseline is not a good idea. There are other products used on ulcers that work better, like Aquafor, but hopefully...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 12-22-2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By mmarrari
Thanks Jessica! I didn't know that and I will...

Thanks Jessica! I didn't know that and I will look more into it.
Marina
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 12-17-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,590
Posted By mmarrari
What a cutie! I am glad you were able to get...

What a cutie! I am glad you were able to get early intervention. I am sure everything will go fine during surgery. My daughter Valentina (now 16 months old) has been through 2 surgeries and 4 GAs...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 12-03-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
Posted By mmarrari
hi Elizabeth, Our daughter Valentina, now 15...

hi Elizabeth,
Our daughter Valentina, now 15 months old, also has a H on her elft eyelid. It started growing at 10 days and by the time she was 2 months old it was very big and pushing her eyeball....
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 10-10-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,441
Posted By mmarrari
Wonderful!! I am so happy this is all over for...

Wonderful!! I am so happy this is all over for you! Your boy is such a cutie!
Marina & Val
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 10-02-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By mmarrari
Hi! It is my understanding, and I am no doctor,...

Hi! It is my understanding, and I am no doctor, that hemangiomas only appear in infants. I would recommend seeing a vascular specialist to make sure you got the correct diagnosis. Treatments are...
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