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Old 05-25-2008, 07:39 PM
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Our baby girl had her H removed by Dr's Waner and Levitin on Thursday, May15th. She did very well with the surgery, woke up from the Anesthesia smiling, and was acting like her normal self almost immediately.

She has been a little fussier than usual lately, but I think she's probably just "out of whack" with the 25 hour flight and all that was going on around her.

After the surgery, she had to have a drain to prevent excess fluid from building up, but Dr Levitin removed it after 24 hours. Good thing, because she kept trying to grab at it and play with it! hehe.

She was also a little swollen and puffy for a few days, but that went down little by little everyday. Her eyebrow on the H side was higher after the surgery than her other one, but now that she's healing and the swelling is gone, her face has "settled" and her eyebrows are even and everything is falling into place.

The experience with the Anesthesia was just fine also, which was my biggest concern. She handled everything quite well! Babies are so resilient!

Let me know what you all think!
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:18 PM
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She looks great! I'm glad you had such a great experience with surgery and recovery.
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:05 AM
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She looks really great. I'm glad everything went well and hope it continues that way. : )
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:44 AM
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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.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:55 PM
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Congratulations!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Has your daughter been treated with steroids before the surgery? If so, for how long? My little girl is turning 6 mths in 2 days. She also has a H on her foreheard right above her left eye brow. She's been treated with steroids since Feb. 11, 08 and she responded to it very well. The H has been controlled and we've seen signs of regression.

We were told that it may take 5 - 7 years to see a complete revolution of H. It is too long to wait. I am considering have the H removed surgically. Would you please let me know the ball park of the surgery expence? I am in Canada and I don't think our social health insurance plan is willing to cover the cost.

Thanks again, and we are happy for your and your gal.
Stella ( Sophia's mom)


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Our baby girl had her H removed by Dr's Waner and Levitin on Thursday, May15th. She did very well with the surgery, woke up from the Anesthesia smiling, and was acting like her normal self almost immediately.

She has been a little fussier than usual lately, but I think she's probably just "out of whack" with the 25 hour flight and all that was going on around her.

After the surgery, she had to have a drain to prevent excess fluid from building up, but Dr Levitin removed it after 24 hours. Good thing, because she kept trying to grab at it and play with it! hehe.

She was also a little swollen and puffy for a few days, but that went down little by little everyday. Her eyebrow on the H side was higher after the surgery than her other one, but now that she's healing and the swelling is gone, her face has "settled" and her eyebrows are even and everything is falling into place.

The experience with the Anesthesia was just fine also, which was my biggest concern. She handled everything quite well! Babies are so resilient!

Let me know what you all think!
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