OK - I'm confused.* Since I found this board, I've been doing more reading/research.* I don't know if my son has a H or VM.
(I'm cross-posting this with H Help)*
Here are the facts:
Flat red spot present at birth. (less than 1cm)
At 2 1/2 months old slight swelling under spot noticed.* (Looked like a mosquito bite)
At 3 months it started to really swell.
At 8 months the bump is about 2cm high and about 5 cm long x 3 cm wide and the red spot is about 2.5cm x 1.5cm.
The bump is (and always has been) soft.
to get larger when he is crying hard.
Here is the same picture slideshow (3 pictures) that I posted with my ? the other day:
Thank you for any thoughts/info you can provide.
I am very worried about $'s!* We have Kaiser insurance and they don't want to treat this - the pediatrition won't refer etc and when I spoke with someone from Dr Yagers office (I'm in Denver) he said it runs about $30K per treatment!* I'm so scared that this is a VM and that it won't ever go away on its own.* I'd thought if it was a H we could manage to get the money for the steriod treatment, but there's no way we can every afford $30K if it's a VM.* I don't want my beautiful boy to have this lump on his head his whole life!* And knowing it will continue to grow....*
Sorry for the rambling, I'm just so sad right now to think that Ethan may have to have this bump forever.