We have not been able to "meet in the middle".I was hoping you guys could help me ?! Here goes :
Bryce(8 yr old) has Vitiligo. It basically just shows up in patches of lighter/darker skin on random body parts. The pedi has him on a prescribed steroid cream that helps stopping it from "growing". Since,until now the spots Bryce had were in places covered by clothes it was decided to let well enough alone. In other words,no laser treatment to remove them...etc. (Nothing invasive)
Until about 2/3 weeks ago I noticed one of these spots across the bridge of his nose! If this spot does what all the other ones have...it will get big and VERY white. Other kids in his class have started to notice;there has been some mild teasing. But,I know that if this spot gets bigger and paler people will be saying stuff to him. I really don't want Bryce to be picked on....his pedi agrees with me. We should have this spot removed,even the dermatologist agrees. He said these spots rarely come out in the same spot once they are removed.My hubby says it will "build character" for him to be teased. He also says he doesn't see how having some big,white blotches on his face should affect him.WTH?
What do you think? Should we remove the Vitiligo spot now? Should we wait until it becomes a bigger issue? (We are only really worried about the one on his face...this is the one that could cause a lot of teasing)
Thanks for your opinions and/or advice.
Eta: Bryce does not like these spots. He doesn't want what he calls his "snake bites" on his face...he said they'll make him feel stupid. (Direct quote from 8 yr old)