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CarrieChris 10-20-2011 03:14 PM

Facial Tissue Expander
I was just wondering if anyone has an before and after pictures of their children that have had facial tissue expanders / reconstruction. We'd love to see that. Bella will start this process in the spring and we are mentally preparing ourselves! lol


missy 10-21-2011 12:02 PM

Hi Carrie,

I know there are a couple of parents who have experience with this, but they haven't posted in a long time. I doubt that they will see your message. I'll ask around, though, and see if anyone has another resource for that.

How are you guys otherwise?


CarrieChris 10-21-2011 06:05 PM

Bella is doing great. She's really come a long way! She's in Pre-K this year. She went to P-3 last year for 3 year olds but the 4 yr old class is really great. She's learning so much and really enjoys it.

We are trying to prepare for the spring with her upcoming procedures. She is really "not a fan of doctors" (her words) so we really haven't talked about it much. She says her birthmark is getting better and she cries anytime she thinks she has to go to the doctor for her birthmark. I feel so bad about that.

I know there are different opinions on treatments but I feel that we have come this far that we need to go for goal and finish the treatment. She'll thank us later, I am sure.

I know that alot of us old timers haven't been on here. My last log in was Dec. 2010 when I got on here yesterday! I am just as bad!

Take Care,

missy 10-22-2011 03:06 AM

Glad to hear she's doing so well. 4K was a fun year for us, I remember. They gain so much in that one year, it's neat to watch.

I agree... I'm sure she will understand later that it's better for her to get treatment now. If she even remembers when she's older. I'd be interested to know if she has very many memories of it when she's older anyway.

Keep us posted and thanks for the update!!


nickbar 11-05-2011 05:32 PM

You might want to ask your physician if he/she can share photos with you as well.

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