Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Koondis

Brody has been growing a little friend atop his head the past few weeks. It started as a very small pink dot. We assumed it was a birth mark, and we were planning on getting it checked in a couple weeks at his two month doctor's appointment. It started to get bigger and bigger and changed size and shape almost daily. It is now a quite noticeable raised red bump. I decided to take him to the doctor this week to make sure everything was alright.

Up to this point we have been calling it a koondis (any Friends fans out there?). Today I found out it is actually a strawberry hemangioma, which is a benign cluster of extra blood vessels. It is harmless. It will continue to grow rapidly until he is about six months, then will stop growing and eventually fade away. So now I have a response when people ask me, "What is that!?"

I'm glad that he is healthy and that this birth mark is just that, a mark. It's also nice to know that no matter how big it gets now, it'll eventually disappear (the majority are gone by the time the child is school age) and that he won't be subjected to other children making fun. Kids have a hard enough time as it is.

1 comment:

*Marie* said...

He's so big already! Good news about his birth mark. Just another thing to make him unique.