It’s been six months since Lysander was diagnosed with a haemangioma, a benign tumour behind his eye.
At the time of his diagnosis he was three months old. Born a healthy-looking newborn, his tumour first manifested as a slight swelling at about a month old and by the time that he was diagnosed, it looked like this:
Under the care of Danny Morrison at St Thomas’ Hospital, he has been taking propranolol orally twice daily which has shrunk the tumour significantly.
You may notice a little puffiness under his right eye, which is more apparent when he’s tired, but it won’t stop you in your tracks any more.
Strangers don’t message me on twitter to ask what is wrong any more. People don’t enquire after ‘his poor eye’ in the supermarket any more, they stop me to admire the startling blue of them instead.
Doesn’t he look better? I can barely believe the difference.