ha ha!! I'm doing a pedicure for laser surgery and I usually give my kids McDonald's milkshakes when they have to get shots!!!! Not exactly healthy, but it takes the "sting" out...plus it's the only time they get milkshakes!!
Thank you so much for your comments about Rachael's photos. This site helped me so much when we were in the early stages of our journey and that is why i have stayed around through the years and stayed involved. I think we can all learn so much from each other's experiences. Rachael's hemangioma totally went flat and faded on its own. I can sort of feel a tiny bit of "spongy-ness" on her wrist and a "shadow" of her hemangioma on her hand but seriously, no one would ever know she had it. When it was at its worst, it was fire-engine red and looked like it was about to burst at any moment. She had no ulcerations though and it covered a smaller area than your daughter's. But I think it will be really "interesting" for lack of a better word, to see the natural involution of your daughter's hemangioma over the course of the next year. It's so hard to wait, especially with the summer months coming, but at least she is too young to really know that it's an issue. It's just hard for us mothers to have to keep dealing with the comments and second glances. You can do it though. I did it (twice!) and I can tell that you are very strong and will be just fine...even though it can be annoying and stressful at times.
I need to update my daughter's photo album. I'll post a new picture soon! If you don't mind, let me know what the next specialist says! Have a great weekend!