Sweet Baby Boy Prayer Request -Thursday Morning Update

Thursday Morning Update!
Praise God.
Just as we had suspected the pediatrician had misdiagnosed it… she had told us it would not get bigger as he got older.  (It started the size of a quarter and is now about 3 x 3 inches).  The pediatric dermatologist said it was a strawberry hema-something-or-other… the better kind of the two that children get.  She told us how to care for it, confirmed that it was done growing and said it would probably be gone by the time he is four – if not, whatever was left we could have it lasered off.  (Yeah, right.  I don’t think I’d ever do that.)  
We are relieved it was not something they felt needed to be removed right now. 
 I just didn’t want to hear that.
It’s been a long week around here and God in His grace chose to comfort me.  When the kids and I stepped out of the elevator there was my Mom, My two Aunts who I love so much and my two girl cousins – who, if they don’t know it – I think I are about some of the coolest people in the world and I love them dearly.  I just broke down.  It was so wonderful.  They had brought crayons and paper for my art addicted children.  We hit the Starbucks for a quick visit afterwards.   It was such a gift from God to have that support.  I am still in awe.  (PS – You have never heard a pin drop until you’ve walked into a Lincoln Park Starbucks with four small children!!!  Like they had never seen a child before!  It was so funny!)
The drive home was long.  The Edens in rush hour with two crying babies… but we made it and I had everyone snug as a bug in a rug by 7:45.  
It’s a new day.  The sun is brilliant.  You girls are so amazing and kind.  Thank you for all your comments and emails.  I pray that God blesses you today the way you have blessed me.
Angela


Original Post Begins-

Good Morning Ladies…

Since so many of you have expressed such and endearing affection for my babies I wanted
to share with you that
I am on my way to the children’s hospital today for a
specialist to look at baby boy’s strange, growing birthmark.
Thinking of everything…
Memories of taking 1st son to the heart specialist…
Wondering how horrible the up to 3 hour drive home in rush hour is going to be… just me and 4 kids who have to eat, pee and sleep during that time.
And of course what the doctor is going to say…
My help is in the name of the LORD!
Your prayers are so appreciated. 

Comments

  1. says

    Saying a prayer as I type this…the LORD will be with you and HE will work through the Drs. and bless their work..then HE will be with you and your 4 little ones on the drive home..HE will never leave you. xxxooo

  2. says

    angela, my prayers go with you. so scary when our babies are facing an unknown. we’ve made it through a cancer AND tumor scare with 2 of ours…all turned out just fine. keep us posted. {also praying for your sanity on that drive! maybe stop and buy an adventures in odyssey CD?}

  3. says

    Praying for this little guy.
    Please let us know how this all goes.

    Today was a good day when the doctor’s office called to tell us that my husband’s biopsies were not cancer!!!! I cried tears of joy.

    May you cry tears of joy!!!
    d from home haven on the kansas prairie

  4. says

    Hi Angels, not sure of the time difference but am praying for you right now. My little son Curtis (5) had a wierd thing that grew on the side of his face a year or two ago. It turned out to be a strawberry mark (forget the techo term) however it kept growing and was itchy so he kept scratching and making it bleed. The DR said it was nothing to worry about. I prayed anyway and one day he woke up and it was gone! The power of prayer can be so underestimated and we can sometims forget we have the almighty on our side. How much better is a prayer chain! Peace be with you as you drive with all your childrenxxCorrina.

  5. says

    Father, creator, healer – you are in control. You are able and willing to heal all who ask. You love us and desire the best for us. We lift this beautiful boy to you and ask for a good report. Lord let this be a simple skin condition that is easily treated or removed. Let it cause no pain or complications to this little man. Let your spirit of peace that passes all understanding completely surround this family so they have no doubt you are always with them.
    In Jesus’ name, amen.

  6. says

    Your not alone.. My youngest son had 4 strawberry hymangeomas. They weren’t there at birth, they started to appear at about a month. I was frightened. He was a beautiful baby boy with one of those spots on his forehead, two in his hair and one perched on his cheek.
    My pediatric dermotolight said that they are bloodvessels that are grouped together and they push themselves to the ssurface becasuse there too many to saty beneath the skin. We had to have the one on his chhek lasered a few times. They did fade away. The one on his cheek was shaped like a perfect little heart. My mother said he was kissed by an angel!
    If you go to my blog. post 1-1-2012 I did a post about him for his birthday. You will see the photo of his heart on his cheek.
    Please have faith, don’t worry…your sweetie will be extra special like mine, they got a little extra attention from the angels!
    Love and best wishes*
    Gail
    my blog is casualloveselegance.blogpot.com
    see post 1-1-2012 Birthday tribute

  7. says

    That wonderful news that it’s not serious. You are blessed to have so much supportive family in your life! Your baby is so adorable! So glad all is well.
    Jenniferxx

  8. says

    I just saw your blog mentioned in a magazine and wanted to come visit..so glad to hear everything’s ok with your little one, your blog is so lovely, blessings to you and your family ~Scarlett

  9. Anonymous says

    BLESS YOU! I know what you are going through. I just wanted to tell you both of my children had this birthmark on the back of their heads. I worried so just as you are doing it grew for awhile and then went away. My best friends baby boy had his on the top of his head on his soft spot and it was terribly raised and very dark. None of them have a mark now. I am wishing you the same outcome for your precious baby. May the Lord take it completely away!

  10. says

    Oh my goodness, I am just seeing this post, Angela.

    Our daughter had the same kind of birthmark, it was on her left shoulder and was quite large (about the size of a silver dollar, maybe a little bigger). She had the mark until about the age of 18 months, then it just disappeared. I’m sure it began to shrink in size as her pediatrician had told us it would and indeed it did. I know it’s scary but she’s 22 now and there has been no sign of it at all for a lot of years.

    Hope things are well with you… I’m busy working on a deadline & hoping our drizzle clears (it will ;)
    xoxo

  11. says

    About your trip to the Dr.’s – I have 2 Strawberry birthmarks {hemangioma} on the back of head in the Hairline, and I’ve never had any problems other than when I go to the Hair Stylist. They always say “ooooh, you have pretty strawberry birthmarks” and I’m like, “Yes, I know”….LOL

    You have to look very closely to see mine anymore…. And Ang – they really do shrink into the skin to almost nothing, the Dr.’s are totally right. Nothing to ever worry about. Laser-shmaser. Forget the lasers!! I am so sorry you had to go through this, but I know the relief you must have felt when it was over and good news was given. I am so glad your family was there for support! xoxo

  12. Anonymous says

    I am 45 years old and have had an inch size circle strawberry above my left kneecap my entire life. I used to try and scrub it off in the bath when I was little. Now, it’s my trademark. I know when I’m cold because it turns purple, and when I am tired because it becomes paler. When children ask about it, I just tell them, it’s God’s thumbprint to remind me I am wonderfully made by him and in his sight. God bless and give you peace.

  13. says

    it truly was a day orchestrated by God, our creator …
    He even knew me and the aunties would be within walking distance of
    Children’s Memorial.

    proud to be yor momma and gramma to those beautiful babies

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