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Old 05-14-2010, 11:46 PM
missy missy is offline
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Keep us updated! Isn't it nice to have a plan, to feel like you KNOW which direction you need to move?

Take good care and come back often! Other parents will want to hear from you.

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Old 05-15-2010, 10:23 AM
mkrzarmomma2 mkrzarmomma2 is offline
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So I would def pursue surgery. My five month old had surgery Monday to remove an ulcerated hemiangioma. After that idk y any child has to live with a birthmark or even go through all the meds they do. In a thirty minute procedure its all gone and wont come back ever, unlike the meds they use. There is a timeline on which they can operate, for zoies doctor the birthmark has to be in growth phase for them to do surgery. This means if I took the wait and see approach, she would be past that phase. It is your child, so its really up to u. To me surgery is soooooooooooooooooooo worth it. Just less than a week after u can't even see incision or scar. Zoie is soo much happier and has for the first time slept all night which she has never done.
Katelyn mommy to two beautiful girls
Maycee Kay-2
Zoie Anna-Born with no birthmark on 12/7/2009. H appeared at 3 weeks of age. Had surgery on 5/10, and is recoveing wonderfully!
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:29 AM
mommabear mommabear is offline
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My daughter has an H on her forehead also. She's 21 months now, and I can see the early signs of involution...there is some greying and the margins are breaking up.....fingers are crossed. One's amazing how they take away from the H!! I hope to delay elective surgery as long as possible and hopefully never have to have it.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:09 AM
Clare Clare is offline
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very similar to my daughter's...had it removed at 12 months. no regrets!!
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:31 AM
bce bce is offline
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Our daughter's H appeared at birth and grew rather large quickly. Her H was on her forehead between her eyes. We tried steroids and it was awful. We had is removed when she was 7 months old. We are extremely happy with the results and would do it again. We were also told that she would have to eventually have surgery to deal with the skin.

I can email you the pictures if you are interested, I can't seem to download them
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