Seeing a specialist about my son's Hemangiomas birthmark
I don't know very many ppl who have children with this. I known a lot, including myself with birthmarks, but not raised or red. Just the normal brown small birthmark. Below is a picture of my son at age 6 months. He is now 8 months and we are traveling 2 1/2 hours from home to see a specialist about it. All I've heard is horror stories, and I found this group, so thought I would ask other who actually have a child like mine. I don't consider my child as something wrong, so I hope I don't come across as that way, in fact I think he is perfect. His ped dr is suggesting long term steroids to try and shrink it, but the research I've found on the internet says they don't work. He is 8 months, and it has stopped growing for now. But in the past it has grown and stopped and grown some more. I guess I am just looking for support from those who have dealt with this. No one in my family has ever had this so I don't know what to expect and I'm just concerned.