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Old 04-28-2011, 11:34 PM
smurph smurph is offline
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Hi there! First of all, congratulations on the birth of your twins! I have 2 year old twin girls too! They were born 5 weeks early. They are a joy! Life is really crazy but it is amazing! 3 out of my 4 children have had hemangiomas. My 6 year old has one on her lip and she received treatment from an early age mostly because it was growing so fast and her lip was ulcerating. One of my twins had a pretty significant hemangioma on her hand/wrist...she ended up needing no treatment and it has been going away on its own. In my opinion, since your daughter's is on her face and has grown so much in such a little time I would definitely go to the specialist right away. Most pediatricians tend to be more on the "wait and see" side of things, but there is a lot more that can be done these days in the way of early treatment that could potentially save children from more serious treatment later like surgery, etc. At the very least, you will be able to hear all your options and have it closely monitored by someone who deals with these on a daily basis. That's my two cents! Good luck with your twins! I hope you are getting some rest although I'm sure sleep is probably very, very little!!! I'm sure the fact you are dealing with this hemangioma adds more stress to your day, especially since you have preemie twins. You will survive!! I did! Let me know if you want to chat more about twins and hemangiomas and maybe we can connect on facebook!

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