Haemangiona: Six Months On

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:

Haemangioma baby

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.

Haemangioma baby

Doesn’t he look better?  I can barely believe the difference.

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5 Comments

  1. August 18, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    Aww! Bless him! It must have been such a worry for you!
    His eyes are beautiful x

  2. August 18, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    what an amazing change!!!

  3. August 18, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    You both have an absolutely beautiful child. His essence shines through his eyes… both then and now. Bellísimo!

  4. August 18, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    It’s hardly noticeable now! What a huge difference. Such a gorgeous boy and his eyes really are so blue x

  5. August 20, 2015 / 11:07 pm

    Gosh you really would never know! What utterly gorgeous eyes he has 🙂

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