May 9, 2012
Matching Faces

Elizabeth had a follow-up appointment at CHEO today.

We now have a tentative date Summer 2013 to remove the hemangioma on her nose, to be firmly decided next April. The doctor now believes that none of the remaining marks are likely to resolve on their own.


Interestingly, Elizabeth gets far fewer comments now than when she was a baby (when we routinely got chased by complete strangers wanting to know "what happened", and sometimes asking about her life expectancy!). Since removal is cosmetic, we've decided that we're going to let Elizabeth have a fair amount of input into the timing.


At first Elizabeth was determined that she wasn't even going to go to the doctor, let alone let the doctor touch her nose.  "I want to keep my birthmark!" she said. I told her that we'd see what the doctor had to say, but that she could help Mommy and Daddy decide what to do after that. Apparently she is afraid that removal might hurt! Dr. Duncan is really great with kids though and Elizabeth submitted to being poked and prodded without any protest. Later Elizabeth confided that we'll have matching faces after she turns four.

On May 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm
Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity said:
Matching faces- SO cute!!

Life Expectancy- REALLY?!!?! How dumb are people?


She's beautiful either way!!
On May 21, 2012 at 01:29 pm
Grandpa H said:
Elizabeth, you are making a wise decision. It will be lovely for you and mummy to have matching faces.

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