November 03, 2008

I'm Not a Doctor, But I Practice on My Children

My diagnosis of my baby daughter's lump as a hemangioma seems to be correct. Friday morning, I took the wee one to the local children's hospital for an ultrasound. Other than the patient wanting to coo and wiggle rather than lie still, the ultrasound was easy enough and we were told we'd hear the results on Monday.

On Saturday morning, I got a phone call personally from our pediatrician. I love the pediatrician we go to. Other than our year in Alaska, all my children have seen her since the day they were born. She's calm, not interested in over-medicating when a simple solution exists, and calls me herself when she has fairly important things to talk to me about.

The results of the ultrasound were indeed consistent with a hemangioma. There's little else for us to do at this point other than keep an eye on its growth, but as a precaution the pediatrician wants us to talk to a pediatric dermatologist, which won't happen until December.

Until then, I will just be hoping the lump won't grow much.


That is good news. I'll hope it won't grow much too.


Posted by: Jennifer at November 3, 2008 01:28 PM

Yeah, I looked it up myself, but just at Wikipedia. Seems they sort of go away by themselves, don't they, but the appearance can be scary. One of our sons was born with an awful mole on his neck...very large and unsightly, and I was beside myself about what to do about it. The silly thing was that one Christmas (he was 8 or 9 years old, I guess) one of his brothers threw something at him and it clipped the mole right off! Never came back either, though he's got a tiny mark where it was.

Stranger things have happened!

Bet this will take care of itself. Will be praying that it will. Be patient...sounds as if it can take some time...months even.

Posted by: melissa at November 3, 2008 01:44 PM

Excellent news.

Posted by: Busy Mom at November 3, 2008 02:27 PM

Hi my dear internet friend

Do keep an eye on it.

It is probably nothing.

But if it were to be something, it would be good to catch it early and eradicate it asap. (not sure re spelling there)

Lots I could say re friends and family and skin anomalies; but since you have your family history, I pray GOD it is a simple, irritating, nothing-much.

(And as a mom, believe me, simple, irritating, nothing-muches can be a real burden, nuisance and hassle. Oh for a life without SINm. And sin. But SINms can make for a harassed mom, lots of running round, and a bunch of healthy, hearty,never-thought-twice-about-it children. It is a parent's right to be able to worry about their children. May the true and living God bless you and yours)

Posted by: Henrietta at November 3, 2008 08:38 PM