I think us Canadians need to be putting pressure on our government to pay for our children to recieve treatment for their hemangiomas rather than just accepting the typical wait and see approach which seems to be common recommendations here in Canada from doctors. I know it can seem like a losing battle with politicians but more people need to speak up.
I'm going to write my local politicians a letter even though I have already paid for my son's treatment in the united states. I'm not expecting to be reimbursed. I'm just so fed up with our health care system denying treatment to our precious children. I'm a hardworking tax payer and my child deserves the medical treatment he requires.
I've always been a proud Canadian, but was very dissapointed when I had to take my son out of country for treatment. I actually work in the health care system, and see many faults in current system. There is not enough attention being paid to preventative measures (i.e. treating hemangiomas before they become larger and cause more complications).
I encourage other parents to speak up!
Sorry about the lengthy response. I'm just a frustrated Canadian mommy!