Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,“This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Skin tag removal on our baby

Several times a month, I receive emails from parents all over the world about Grant's skin tags. The internet can be such a great thing, as it as enabled me to connect with other parents who are experiencing the same thing we have with Grant. 

So Grant was born with 5 skin tags on his face and ears. His skin tags are due to him having Goldenhar Syndrome. Skin tags can be indicative of hearing loss/deafness and/or kidney problems. He is not deaf, but we do have to re-test for hearing loss. He had a VCUG at 3 months to determine if he has reflux when he urinates-he did not! We do have to redo the VCUG again next week. Pray for no reflux!

Two very loosely attached tags were on one ear, he had a very attached tag on his cheek and other ear, and a loosely attached tag on his other cheek.







At 2 days shy of 3 months old, a plastic surgeon at Children's Hospital removed all 5 skin tags from Grant's face. It was fairly noninvasive (the ear tag that was attached took a bit more time and effort, and the surgeon had to be more careful to remove the very attached tag on his cheek to avoid much scarring). 

The recovery was great and the stitches were out in about 2 weeks. Although he was still our same sweet baby, he looked much different to us 1 week post-op!



And now, here we are almost 5 months later, and our sweet boy's face is still healing. There is significant scar tissue on one of his ears, and we just started scar tissue massage this week (per our Craniofacial Ped's instructions).
I snapped these after lunch today and so you'll have to excuse the sweet potatoes that are ALL over his face! :)






If you found this post via google or google images, you can check out the rest of my skin tag posts by clicking here.

If you have any questions, you can email me at

mtrochelman@gmail.com

I promise I will get back to you as soon as possible!

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