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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just for (my) record...

It has been just over two months since Harper's second surgery to remove a hemangioma from the bottom of his toe. After his first surgery (September 2009), I noticed signs of re-growth just months later. The surgeon who did Harps surgery the second time (whom i loved!) told me to document pictorially his toe each month to see if the hemangioma is growing again.

So this is Harp's toe 2 months post-op:

looks good, huh?

Because he was born with the hemangioma on his toe and it grew back so quickly after the first surgery, it is soo strange for me to see his toe smooth.

His scar after the first surgery was very noticable and unattractive but you cannot even tell he has had two surgeries now! (i know it really doesnt matter regardless seeing as how the scar is on the bottom of his toe, but still...)

Anyways, I don't want to jump to any conclusions, however, I am going to go ahead and give my "professional" opinion...

I think that although there doesn't appear to be growth at this point, I have noticed the same bluish tint on his toe...(the bluish tint is characteristic of cavernous hemangiomas). The first picture below is his toe right before his second surgery and the second picture is what it looks like now. The arrow is pointing to an area of concern for me due to the bluish color:

I'm not going to worry too much about it at this point because only time will tell...

But with that being said, please keep my little guy in your prayers...I just couldn't bear to see him go through another surgery.

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