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Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 01-15-2013, 03:35 AM
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Posted By swaltjen
Congratulations on your new granddaughter! She...

Congratulations on your new granddaughter! She is a beauty!

I hope you and your daughter find some answers soon, but with all honesty it might take a while.

My 2 year old son was born with a red...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 12-27-2012, 01:55 AM
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Views: 2
Posted By swaltjen
Congrats on your new baby girl! Let us know how...

Congrats on your new baby girl!

Let us know how your appointment goes!

Happy New Year!

Sarah
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 07-21-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9
Posted By swaltjen
Congrats on your little girl! It is my...

Congrats on your little girl!

It is my understanding that doctors generally don't like to perform any kind of surgery on children under 6 months, unless of course, it is a life saving surgery. My...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 07-10-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By swaltjen
hi christopher... just wondering if your little...

hi christopher... just wondering if your little one had a treatment and if so, how did it go?
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 07-05-2012, 04:18 AM
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Views: 14
Posted By swaltjen
Congrats on your little girl! Her birthmark is...

Congrats on your little girl!

Her birthmark is in the the exact same place as my 17 month olds! My guy's PWS has a "lacey" appearance though.

When he was born, we got the "it's just a birthmark,"...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 07-05-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By swaltjen
Congrats on your new baby girl! We have a 17...

Congrats on your new baby girl!

We have a 17 month old with a PWS on his right leg from his hip down to his toes. For now we have decided against laser treatment for a couple of reasons. First, we...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 06-15-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By swaltjen
Wow! That's amazing! She is adorable!!! May...

Wow! That's amazing! She is adorable!!! May you have continued success!
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 05-03-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By swaltjen
Alison, it does get darker when he cries, but...

Alison, it does get darker when he cries, but seems to be lighter when he's in a warm bath. Last year when he was diagnosed there were slight difference in the measurement of his legs. His affected...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 04-28-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By swaltjen
sorry to take over your post lilyyyy! Alison,...

sorry to take over your post lilyyyy!

Alison, here is a picture of my little guy's leg. the PWS goes from his hip down to his toes. he is 15 months now and i really haven't noticed much of a...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 04-27-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By swaltjen
Abatie, can I view the CMTC Facebook page, or is...

Abatie, can I view the CMTC Facebook page, or is it private? My son was diagnosed with PWS almost a year ago, and I still wonder if maybe it's CMTC. I was wondering if maybe some people post photos...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 03-01-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By swaltjen
In my humble opinion, the fact that you are...

In my humble opinion, the fact that you are putting so much thought into your decision demonstrates just how much you love your son and how important it is to you to make the right decision for your...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 02-26-2012, 03:19 AM
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Views: 11
Posted By swaltjen
My son just turned 1 and he has a PWS on his...

My son just turned 1 and he has a PWS on his right left (from his hip down to his toes). When he was diagnosed 6 months ago the dermatologist wanted to start laser treatments ASAP. My husband and I...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 12-02-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8
Posted By swaltjen
If your child has a PWS...

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while since i posted. I have a 10 month old with a PWS on his right leg (from his hips/buttocks down to his toes). He was diagnosed back in July and the dermatologist...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 07-16-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By swaltjen
thank you ladies for all of your kind words and...

thank you ladies for all of your kind words and encouragement!

i guess my struggle with a diagnosis is because we have already scheduled his first laser surgery. now that i have had time to...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 07-15-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By swaltjen
Intro

hello!

my name is sarah. my son (almost 6 months) was just diagnosed with a port wine stain. the birthmark starts on his (right) hip/buttock and extends down to his toes. this birthmark was...
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