Everyday, people stumble upon my blog having looked for information on birthmarks, since sharing Ethan’s story I like to do updates every once in a while, no one likes a story left untold after all!
Our beautiful little boy went from no birthmark
To red splotches on his cheeks, much like a heat rash, within 2 weeks of being born.
By the end of the month the redness had deepen in texture and colour.
Not long after he was in PICU having life saving surgery.
Fast forward to today and you can hardly notice his birthmarks at all.
Looking back at photos its hard to imagine everything he went through.
At the moment he is free of all meds and other than being a little smaller than his brother, he’s had no long lasting side effects from all the drugs.
The issue of surgery on his lip is still up in the air, we need to see how the scar tissue develops as he grows before any decision is made.
He starts school in September and I’ll admit I’m worried about bullying, kids can be unintentionally cruel but hopefully we wont have any problems.
So at the moment, what was once a horrifyingly scary situation has calmed right down, looking at him you wouldn’t think just how serious everything got.