Friday, July 11, 2014
I am so pleased with how well her surgeon did with her and where she put the incision, I cannot say that enough times.
Sometimes I catch myself looking for her bumpy to see if it's "coming back" or "swelling" -Remember not the entire hemangioma was taken out during surgery, only a portion of it. But to see that area flat and not a huge marble bump (sometimes the size of a golf ball) there is such a relief.
We are very happy with our decision to have the surgery.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
She looks marvelous! I cannot say often enough how well her plastic surgeon did and if you are in our area and want her name shoot me a message and I will gladly recommend her to you! We have started "scar massage" with Vitamin E oil and I thought Lexi would give me a hard time about it but she doesn't. In fact, when I forget in the evenings she reminds me.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
We bought her a "Hello Kitty" hat and "Minnie Mouse" sunglasses (she picked them out) for wearing outside to cover her surgery spot from the sun; so every time she goes outside she is wearing these until her 6 weeks are up.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Lexi is healing nicely and dealing with everything quite well. She was having issues with not wanting to look in the mirror but she's starting to get better with that now. I'm having a horrible time trying to keep her from running and being crazy. I yell alot but that's just because I am so afraid of her falling on it. We have already noticed that she no longer has such a droop on that eye. The "bumpy" was always pushing down on her eye therefore it gave her eye a droop but we noticed how much more OPEN her eye is now!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
This is pretty much how her "bumpy" started out:
Monday, April 28, 2014
I want to take the minute to say how good I feel that I have helped so many people out there who have been following me. I cannot believe the people who have reached out to me and I am so happy that I have helped so many of you and I am blessed that you contacted me to let me know. It feels good to know that I am helping people by keeping this blog. Please feel free to contact me anytime!
I also want to thank those of you who have written -wishing us good luck on Lexi's surgery and for all of your kind words. I've had complete strangers reach out to me and I thank you all! It feels good to know that others understand where we are coming from & the journey we have traveled. I have actually met some pretty nice people through keeping this blog and have kept in contact with for years now and I hope to get to know more of you!
Anyway I will be back to update when I can.
Updated: Childrens' Hospital called and we have to be there at 7:15 AM. Surgery is scheduled for around 8:30 AM
Notes: Two days ago I noticed some color on Lexi's "bumpy." Down towards the bottom of it more towards her eye: she had blue and red color. Up until the last -I don't know 2 months or so -her "bumpy" had pretty much stayed "skin" colored. This tells me its "resurfacing" or "swelling." Or would it be growing? Who knows..it seems no one seems to.
PS: I have thought about starting a private FB group for others who have children with a hemangioma. If you would be interested in joining the group please drop me a line & let me know.