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Old 03-13-2011, 05:07 AM
AverysMom AverysMom is offline
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This is my first post however I have been a member of the site for a little while. My daughter is almost a year old with 5 hemangiomas. She had 3 visible at birth and 2 more appeared when she was a few weeks old.

My husband and I have been to so many doctors in our city and we FINALLY found the right clinic! We have been given the "wait and see" approach for the last year however we were recently referred to the Vascular Birthmark Clinic in Calgary, Canada.

We saw Dr. Walker and she put my daughter on Propranolol. Today was her third day on the medication and we noticed that her hemangioma on her scalp is almost flat.

For anyone in the Alberta area I would definitely recommend this clinic. I am just disappointed that we were not able to go there sooner.

I have a few pictures but I need to figure out how to resize them first.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:25 PM
missy missy is offline
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Hi and welcome!

So glad to hear good news! I suspect you emailed the listing to us as well. Thanks very much!

If you email photos to I'll resize and attach them.

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Old 03-13-2011, 10:36 PM
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Here ya go!

Cutie Patootie!
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:54 AM
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Happy to hear you found help.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:24 AM
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She is sooo cute! Glad to hear things are going better!

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Old 03-26-2011, 01:26 AM
momof3inpa2009 momof3inpa2009 is offline
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she is a cutie! i'm glad too that you found help!
Deep hemangioma on left eyebrow towards nose
Started propanolol Feb. 11th, 2010
Off of propanolol aprox. June 2011
Takes 3 doses per day at 1.3ml
2nd Weaning of prop. not a success back on it March 22. Only one dose of 1.3ml now- 19 months old Did Timolol gel for awhile, stopped, & back on - 4 years old. Off of Timolol -doesn't seem to be doing anything. Surgery was a success!!! April 2014
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:41 AM
adnama adnama is offline
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So glad to hear your daughter is finally getting treatment!! I don't know why, but it seems most Canadian Doctors do the "wait & see" apporch. With so many different treatment options out there now, they should be informing the parents asap instead of saying "wait & see." We having been waiting for 2 yrs now and if were told to wait & see at our next appointment were heading to the states to get surgery for our son who has a facial H.
So happy for you & little girl!!!
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