Hi Everybody, things have been kinda busy around here so my post is really late. Daddy is now over in Saudi Arabia for work and he says we should be going there too in the summer. I have been assured that they have ice cream so I think I will go when the time comes. Ice cream is very important to me right now, it's my favorite treat! My legs are getting stronger and I am getting bolder with taking steps. A few here and a few there. I'll be chasing big brother, Patrick, in no time. We went to the dermatologist in mid December for a checkup. The doctor said that my strawberry is healing very well from the ulceration. She did say that the scar in the middle will stay. If there is extra skin after the hemangioma has fully involuted, the skin can be removed surgically and the scar may be taken too. The doctor told us that the hemangioma is out of the growth stage and will not ulcerate again. Whew! It really hurt when it was ulcerated. I am happy that will not happen again! The doctor told us the strawberry will continue to lighten in color, flatten out, and eventually be cooler to the touch. It still is pretty warm when you touch it. As the blood vessels continue to die off, the strawberry will feel cooler since not as much blood will be passing through that spot on my back. The doctor also told us that we don't have to see her again until we are ready to proceed with surgery to remove any extra skin. She thinks the hemangioma will be involuted enough by the time I am two or three to consult with the plastic surgeon. My first birthday is in a couple of weeks. Yay! I get ice cream!! My mommy will take more pictures then of my strawberry to show the progress.
Day at the Museum!
1 year ago