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Old 07-20-2012, 02:57 AM
tere83 tere83 is offline
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Default Dermatologist dissapointment :(

HI everyone, i recently found this board and decided to join today. I have a seven week old daughter who was born with a port wine stain on the left side of her face. Starts above her lip and covers her left side completely from lip and over her scalp, all the way to the back of her neck. I love my baby so much so needless to say after her visit to the dermatologist i left practically in tears. Everythings gone good so far: her eye was checked and no glaucoma, her MRI came back completely normal so i thought all that was left was to start a treatment plan. The dermatologist was so useless and not very helpful. He said he didn't' recommend laser treatment until she was way older and that there was no need for her to be treated so young. Really? that's the complete opposite of what i was expecting to hear. Before this appointment i read the posts on this forum and read how so many of you moms have had your babies treated early. All the articles and information i've reviewed from other PWS sites have stated the benefits of doing the laser young before the stain had a chance to progress and become harder to remove. I cried the whole way home. i feel like I've let my daughter down because instead of walking away with a treatment plan for her i walked away empty handed and no better off than we were before.
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