Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Lexi has healed nicely from her surgery in April -in fact you can barely see her scar, I mean you have to "really" look to even remotely see it. I rubbed a Vitamin E stick on it for about a month when it was time to "massage" the scar. I still put the Vitamin E on the scar here and there (to be honest, when I remember.)
I always get nice letters from people all over telling me their experiences and asking advice but I got a letter yesterday that really touched me! I love knowing that this blog has helped people. I remember frantically searching for "real" personal experiences from people & their journey with hemangiomas and it was hard to find anything other than the "medical facts." And sorry but in our journey the medical facts just didn't pan out. Anyway, thank you Sean, Lisa, and Brenna for writing to me. I wish you lots of success in the rest of your journey! And please update me on Brenna!
If this blog has helped you in anyway I encourage you to write me. I try my best to answer everyone!
Anyway...Happy birthday to Lexi!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Lexi has healed so nicely- in fact you can barely see her scar. I cannot tell you enough times how impressed I am with how well her surgeon did on her. We had to miss her follow up appointment at the end of July so I have to re-schedule that but it's hard because my husband has been working lots & lots of hours.
If you are debating on surgery -let me tell you now that I do not regret our decision one bit. I believe we did all the right things in this journey with Lexi. Every single situation is different and I get emails from parents from all over with so many different situations but I can tell you the best thing is to go with your gut instincts as a parent. It's normal to always 2nd guess ourselves --but do lots of research and get a lot of different opinions but not "too" many different opinions because then you will be all confused not knowing what to do. As with anything in life DO YOUR RESEARCH.
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!