I am mother to the cutest baby boy on earth. David had a small “veiny” patch on his left cheek our specialist is saying let’s do laser surgery. Laser surgery is not as simple as it sounds. David will have to be put under general anesthesia because it is too painful to do while awake. Our doc said that it feels like getting a tattoo. Also he will need to do this 5 times over the span of 15 months. Now this mark will fade according to the doctor at the rate of 10% each year of life. My husband does not want to do it he says it shows just how bad we are as a society to subject a children to a medically unnecessary surgery to make them look like everyone else. I am torn I go out with him all the time and people say things to us all the time. Mostly they ask is that a bruise, food, lipstick etc. Then there are the stares. I just want to run away with my little guy... What would you do in my shoes? thanks
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 3:47 AM on Mar. 27, 2009
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Answer by calliesmommie at 2:12 AM on Mar. 27, 2009
I completely agree with your husband. Don't worry about stares. People stare at babies all the time. It is natural to want to look at people, but grown-ups get annoyed when they are stared at and impatient when strangers talk to them, so we stare at and talk to babies. Babies don't mind and we get to feel social. Besides, I had a big crush on a boy in 5th grade because he had a birthmark. It was a giant dark brown patch that covered half of his cheek. I couldn't help but notice him because of the birthmark, and once I noticed him I also noticed that he was really cute and really nice. I loved him and his birthmark (as much as a 5th grade girl can) and 20 some years later I still remember his name. Stamped out, cookie cutter type people are boring. His birthmark is a blessing - leave it.
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