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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cat Scan

But why Mom do I have to go? It's too early in the morning. Let's just stay in bed. PLEASE!
It's alright bubba. You will do fine. Plus you get to go on a trip without me. I am so jealous.

Tomorrow morning at 6:30 Todd and I are taking Luke for a Cat Scan of his head. For as long as we remember he has had this bump on his temple. At first we ignored it. We thought it would go away on its own, but it has actually grown with him. At his 18 month check-up we asked the pediatrician about it and she referred us to a specialist. This doctor said to be certain we had to have it cat scanned. He thinks it could be the bone did not come together correctly or it is hemangioma that formed in the bone. As alot of you know Molly has a large hemangioma on her foot, a small one on her stomach and alot of pen point ones various places on her body. So when the doctor mentioned it we weren't surprised.
The following is the definition of what a hemagioma is - A hemangioma of infancy is a benign self-involuting tumour of endothelial cells (the cells that line blood vessels). In most cases it appears during the first days or weeks of life and will have resolved at the latest by age 10. In infancy, it is the most common tumor.

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