Side View: 2 mo's old. At this point the parotid hemangioma was growing quicker than the one on her neck.
Frontal view of her parotid hemangioma- 2 months.
At 12 mo's. Side view of her parotid hemangioma
At 14 mo's, both hemangiomas starting to involute. Softer, sagging.
15 months, her neck is literally folds of skin hanging, the strawberry component has not started to fade
16 mo' sof age. close up of the superficial strawberry component
21 months, prior to surgery on her neck
Danielle after surgery to remove the hemangioma on her neck. This picture was taken only 5 days after, stitches and swelling are still there, but doesn't she look fantastic! About 1 inch of the strawberry component remain, but should fade in time. I'm told that laser can be performed but were just thrilled that Danielle has a neck for the first time in her life!!!!! Praise God!
Here Dani is now 2 yrs old, and isn't
she beautiful! (Even with a frosting mustache!!! lol) As you can
see, their is only a small amount of strawberry red at her neck now, and the
parotid hemangioma on the right side of her face is almost completely gone,
except of the red area....She's due for surgery at 2 1/2 yrs old to correct the
stretched out skin on her face.
NOTE: I highly recommend an ointment called "Mederma" for post surgical scars, it's really flattened Danielle's scar on her neck. Check it out at : http://www.mederma.com/
This is right after Dani's 2nd surgery to remove her parotid hemangioma, swelling and bruising is still evident, and some laser surgery was performed, but no more lump! *smile*
The surgi strips have fallen off and a good picture of the stitches.
I included this shot because it shows how terrific her jawline looks now without the lump on the right side. It also shows the residual strawberry remaining on her neck, which fades more and more everyday. We'll decide when she's 5 if more laser surgery is needed .
This was taken a month after her final surgery.
Well, we made it! Danielle is almost 3 yrs old here. I wanted to post this pic cuz it really shows what's left after the surgeries and steroids. You can see where some scarring has occured on her neck, mostly from when the hemangioma ulcerated and laser needed to be done, but each month I notice the strawberry left is getting lighter and lighter. Danielle is now hemangioma free for the first time in her life!!! Praise the Lord, He sustained us thru it all, especially our precious Dani !