At first my daughter's H was bright red, and the tiny swollen lobules were as if protruding from the skin, and the H was slowly spreading at the edges. But then it stopped growing at once, and those grey patches became more visible. Now it isn't bright red and looks like a purple bruise if you look at it from the distance. And if you look closer you'll notice that the vessels are as if hiding into the skin and deflating. But sometimes it's warm to touch still.
my daughters is greying, and is much less red and appears more dull instead of shiney. it's also not as firm as it used to be. i had to look at past pictures to really see the difference, but it's there!
Our doc also mentioned that it's clear DDs has stopped growing and may have begun to involute because it's less taught and more squishy than it used to be. It's still very hot to the touch, but there's noticeable gray and it's not as bright red.
Are any of you afraid to touch the H if it ulcerated previously? I am scared to death my daughter's is going to ulcerate again so I've been keeping it covered about half the time and touching it more than I feel I should.
Our daughters lost the fine bright red capillaries at the edge that looked like new growth and got grey areas here and there. The red colour got less strong.
The grey then at times appeared flesh coloured and now have become always looking flesh coloured where in those areas the remaining red areas are also getting smaller. Other areas are still red but the oval shape can appear slightly like a cross now due to the flesh coloured areas. But even in these flesh coloured areas there is still not normal flesh yet.
We are now at 15 months and have applied no treatment of any kind.
Unfortunately i no longer have a working close up camera to show you and all my earlier pictures got deleted at MSNVB.
Last edited by andrewedwardjudd : 05-26-2010 at 02:36 PM.
An international charitable organization that networks families affected by a vascular birthmark, tumor, or syndrome to the appropriate
medical professionals for evaluation and/or treatment, provides informational resources as well as sponsors physician education, mobilizes medical missions trips, and
supports research and programs that promote acceptance for individuals with birthmarks.
Information accessed through the VBF is presented in summary form
in order to impart general information relating to the diagnosis
and treatment of vascular birthmarks. Such information is not complete
and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation or visit
with your physician or other health care provider. Information accessed
through VBF website is not exhaustive and does not cover every aspect
of vascular birthmarks. VBF makes no warranty as to the information's
completeness, reliability or accuracy. Should you have any health
care related questions regarding this matter, please see your physician
or other health care provider promptly.
Information accessed through the VBF website is provided "AS
IS" and without warranty, express or implied. All implied warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular use or purpose are
hereby excluded. VBF shall not be liable under any theory or indemnity.
In no event shall VBF be liable for any damages, direct or indirect,
and all other damages, direct or indirect, special, incidental,
consequential or punitive, are hereby excluded even if VBF has been
advised of the possibility of such damages.