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Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 07-15-2013, 11:00 PM
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Posted By EFMama
Bruised H

Hello all, I haven't posted here in a long while...

My now 5 year old has an untreated H prominently on his forehead. It's greatly faded and we're happy with it's 'progress'.

Today, he crash...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 04-09-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By EFMama
I have 2 dark complected boys and neither were...

I have 2 dark complected boys and neither were premature. And both have hemangiomas. My oldest has a smallish on on his back that is all but gone now that he's 4 and my youngest has a more prominent...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 12-08-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12
Posted By EFMama
What great pics! Felix's H is in almost the same...

What great pics! Felix's H is in almost the same spot and looks very much the same. His is really starting to fade now, too - he's 28 months.
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 07-01-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By EFMama
We had our 3rd follow-up visit this week. He said...

We had our 3rd follow-up visit this week. He said it looks great and agreed that it's starting to break down. Next follow up is in a year instead of 6 months like previous. He said again that Felix...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 06-07-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17
Posted By EFMama
I think Sick Kids is the best place -...

I think Sick Kids is the best place - http://www.sickkids.ca/Craniofacial/What-do-we/Vascular-Anomalies/Hemangiomas/index.html

We're seeing a pediatric plastic surgeon at the IWK in Halifax.

Most...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 06-06-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By EFMama
My 3 yr old's didn't seem to be deep. We were new...

My 3 yr old's didn't seem to be deep. We were new to hemangiomas with him and our dr wasn't concerned. It was on his back, we didn't pay much attention to it. It was only when our second son was born...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 06-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By EFMama
Sounds very much like my youngest's H - except...

Sounds very much like my youngest's H - except his is dead center on his forehead, down from the hairline! At 17 months, we started to see signs of involution - some gray patches. Now, at 22 months,...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-07-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By EFMama
What an encouraging story! Our youngest has a...

What an encouraging story!

Our youngest has a largish H on his forehead and we're taking the wait and see approach for now. It started what seems to be involution a few months ago, but it's always...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 05-06-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By EFMama
No spots, but when my youngest is hurt/upset, he...

No spots, but when my youngest is hurt/upset, he started doing something called 'breath holding' - a condition in which he forgets to breathe and actually passes out briefly. When this happens, his...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 04-16-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By EFMama
Hemangioma in involution

Just wanted to share this pic from today of my 21 month old's forehead hemangioma. The gray spots indicating involution are starting to be quite prominent! We're happy to see the signs that...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 03-25-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By EFMama
No good pics yet (lots of it's initial growth!) -...

No good pics yet (lots of it's initial growth!) - I will be taking some new ones soon and will post them for comparison.
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 03-04-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By EFMama
With both our boys, their hemangiomas started...

With both our boys, their hemangiomas started involution around 18 months old. There was a noticeable difference after 6 weeks. Our 3.5 year old still has a few dots leftover from his, but they're...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 03-04-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 18
Posted By EFMama
For us, most of the questions we get are from...

For us, most of the questions we get are from other kids. So we explain that it's a birthmark and that it doesn't hurt him and that it will go away as he gets bigger. That seems to satisfy them. And...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 02-22-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15
Posted By EFMama
When we had questions, our family dr referred us...

When we had questions, our family dr referred us to the pediatric plastics clinic at the local children's hospital. (IWK in Halifax) The specialist we saw initially recommended no treatment and since...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 02-22-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By EFMama
Our son has received his vaccinations pretty much...

Our son has received his vaccinations pretty much on time and I've never noticed a change in his H afterwards! (He's not receiving any treatment for his H)
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 12-29-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By EFMama
Oh, the poor sweetheart! We've also been in the...

Oh, the poor sweetheart! We've also been in the "wait and see" camp with our boys, but personally, with a hemangioma of your daughter's size and location, and with the pain and bleeding she's now...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 12-08-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By EFMama
No, it hasn't started to go away yet. It looks...

No, it hasn't started to go away yet. It looks bluish under the skin. It developed shortly after birth. The worry with him is that it's on top of cranial sutures, I think it partially covers the top...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 12-01-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By EFMama
Internal hemangiomas in adults

Several years ago, during some testing for IBS and other digestive fun stuff, a shadow was found on my liver. Further testing revealed that it was a harmless hemangioma. I pretty much forgot all...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 12-01-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By EFMama
I don't know anything about deep hemangiomas, but...

I don't know anything about deep hemangiomas, but a friend is in a similar situation with her son. His is on the top of his head. They are being followed by specialists and he's had various scans to...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 11-26-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By EFMama
What an encouraging story - thanks for sharing....

What an encouraging story - thanks for sharing. Lucas is a cutie!!
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 11-20-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By EFMama
We're taking the 'wait and see' approach with our...

We're taking the 'wait and see' approach with our 16 month old's forehead H. We have a follow-up appointment next week. To my eye, it's getting puffier, but not bigger, if that makes any sense. I...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 11-02-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By EFMama
And for his first birthday, we didn't do party...

And for his first birthday, we didn't do party hats... all of the guests wore red dots on their foreheads.

Not sure if this is at attempt at normalizing or desensitizing or capitalizing or some...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 11-01-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By EFMama
Happy Halloween! (pics)

Hemangioma spiderboy!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/baileykins/IMG_0321.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/baileykins/IMG_0312.jpg
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 10-08-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By EFMama
I would certainly try it. My naturopath suggested...

I would certainly try it. My naturopath suggested it, but I haven't been able to find mine and didn't want to go buy a new tube!

I don't think it has a high alcohol content. It's last on the list...
Forum: Help and Resources for Hemangiomas 09-24-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By EFMama
When my son scraped his hemangioma and it bled,...

When my son scraped his hemangioma and it bled, we were instructed to put pressure on it for up to 10 minutes, while keeping him sitting upright and as still as possible. Until the scrape scabs and...
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