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Old 07-24-2007, 07:40 PM
Lorie J Lorie J is offline
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Hello All !!!!

My son has a PWS on his forehead, approx nickel sized. His PWS is almost directly in between his eyebrows. We are scheduled for next Tueday for his first laser treatment with the VBEAM Perfecta laser. THey plan to do this by using topical anethesia, and also giving my son a Tylenol #3 to help him relax. We are having this done at Children's hosptial in Birmingham. He is 19months old. Due to the size of his PWS they only expect this treatment to take between 15-30 seconds, longer the first time, while they figure out the appropriate settings. I'm very nervous. Is this going to be very painful for him. We would have started treatment earlier, but we were told by my sons pediatrician, who I love, that this was a angel kiss, and would go away with time, until he was 15 months and I asked for a referral to a dermatologists. Any information you can provide me with would be great. Thank you to all. This site is a great support to me.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:18 PM
missy missy is offline
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Hi Lorie and welcome!

With a topical AND a tylenol 3, he ought to be quite OK. What time of day is his appointment? If you can get them to schedule treatments around his nap time, WITH a tylenol 3, then he would probably relax even better.

I know I would LOL

In any case, at the Children's Hospital there, they know what to do and how best to go about it... they understand that he's a baby and will have anxiety, etc. It will be OK.

Come back on Tuesday and let us know how it went!!

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