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Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 04-07-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By rhonda
My son is now 14 and his PWS is also on the left...

My son is now 14 and his PWS is also on the left cheek and close to his eye. He has always been under GA for treatments and always will. The proximity to his eye requires an eye shield and therefore...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 10-16-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By rhonda
Hi Liz, When my son has a treatment they apply...

Hi Liz,
When my son has a treatment they apply aloe as well. He usually ices for 20 minutes at a time several times during that first day. If he's really swollen he'll ice for 2 more days. We use...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 09-14-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By rhonda
Hi Veronica, I have a 13 year old son with a...

Hi Veronica,
I have a 13 year old son with a facial PWS on the left cheek. He has been in treatment since he was 11 mos. old. He was 2 months old when he had an MRI to rule out Sturge Webber...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 06-30-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By rhonda
Doti you may email me offline and I'll send you...

Doti you may email me offline and I'll send you pictures if you'd like.

rhondageske@gmail.com
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 06-29-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10
Posted By rhonda
I have a 13 year old son with a PW on his left...

I have a 13 year old son with a PW on his left cheek and very close to his eye. He has had on an average 4-5 treatments a year since he was 11 mos. old, all under GA. Due to the proximity to the eye,...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 04-28-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By rhonda
Dear Worried Father, My son 13 year old son has a...

Dear Worried Father,
My son 13 year old son has a PWS on his left cheek and has had laser treatments since he was 11 months old. I have a lot of experience to share with you if you'd like to...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 03-22-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By rhonda
My son is 13 and has a PWS on his left cheek. He...

My son is 13 and has a PWS on his left cheek. He has already started to grow facial hair and in fact started growing it on the PW cheek sooner than the right. This is because there is an accelerated...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 03-22-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By rhonda
Hi Robin, My son Joey is now a 7th grader in...

Hi Robin,
My son Joey is now a 7th grader in middle school. Here is what we did when he was in elementary school. I started this in the 1st grade and it seemed to work very well. At the beginning of...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 10-27-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By rhonda
Hi Lynn, Thank you for asking these questions as...

Hi Lynn,
Thank you for asking these questions as I hope my answers can help you and others in your situation. I have had many years to mull over the best treatment plan for Joey and our family. When...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 10-14-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By rhonda
My 12 year old son has a facial port wine and has...

My 12 year old son has a facial port wine and has had treatments since he was 11 mos. old. I totally concur with Missy that there is no need to feel any guilt whatsoever with treating her port wine...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 06-22-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By rhonda
I am the mom of a 12 year old boy who has had...

I am the mom of a 12 year old boy who has had laser treatments since he was 11 mos. old on his facial PWS. I have never kept him indoors or away from friends or the public during the healing time...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 01-16-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,968
Posted By rhonda
Re: PWS present truly at birth?

Good luck with your appointment on Thursday. You'll be in good hands. Take care. -- Rhonda
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 01-14-2006, 02:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,968
Posted By rhonda
Re: PWS present truly at birth?

I can understand your worry and concern. I remember feeling so overwhelmed by everything associated with a port wine stain. What I can say is that you can't worry about what you don't know. Wait...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 01-13-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,537
Posted By rhonda
Re: Me again...Kindergartner with pws.

Hi Brad,

My son is 9 and in 3rd grade. At the beginning of each school year we sit down with the class and tell them about the procedure and what it will look like when he gets back to school. We...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 01-13-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,968
Posted By rhonda
Re: PWS present truly at birth?

Good luck with your appointment. You may also want to check out John Stuart Nelson at Beckman Laser Institute in Irvine, CA. Top Dr. in his field and most experience with kids. His staff is...
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