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I am a stay-at-home mother, floral designer, artist, hobby collector, homemaker, cook, liberal, forever chubby girl, photographer, feminist, geek.  I am married to my high school sweetheart, spend nearly all my minutes with our silly daughter, and devote most of my time to finding ways to make our lives easier and happier.  This blog will help me chronicle those attempts, share them with friends – and be my occasional soapbox.  Sorry about that.  (Not really.  XOXO)

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3 comments

  1. bocan · January 12, 2017

    Hello , I want to write and ask you someting about lip hemangiomas.But I don’t know your adress.Tks.

  2. Jacqui · April 21

    Hi! I know this is an older post but my son has an upper lip hemangioma and the dermatologist suggested starting propranolol and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I would love to talk to you about it!

    • Erin · April 22

      Hi! I have been very pleased with the results of propranolol. It can be a bit stressful, of course. Our doctor had us on an every 6 hour feeding scheduling for the first two years which meant I was waking her up in the middle of the night for a bottle even after she had transitioned to sippy cups. That was probably the most stressful aspect. Our dermatologist was mostly concerned with dropping blood sugar rather than other issues.

      We had no major side effects, except for possible sleep disruptions but I couldn’t say whether that was from the medicine or just her sleep habits. I myself have been on propranolol for about 25 years, believe it or not. I started at about seven for migraine prevention and it has been a lifesaver for me.

      Ruby is 4.5 now. We weaned off of propranolol at about 2.5 but had to restart a year later after regrowth. Our derm has said she has noticed that lip hemangiomas seem to have a higher rate of regrowth after stopping the medicine – and so we started back up. Beginning to wean her off again right now. Even with the regrowth, I am so thankful for propranolol and what it has done for her!

      Are there any specific worries or questions that you have?

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