A few weeks ago Mermaid was playing on the floor and her arm looked dirty, I asked her if she had been outside and what she had gotten into, as I got closer, I realized it wasn’t dirt at all, but Nevus. Then today, after bath time, I noticed even more changes and thickening. It seems as though overnight her Nevus has completely morphed.
I put together some comparisons and when I looked at our pictures from the first year, it amazed me that I was so upset, it seems so minor compared to now.
I have always hoped and prayed that Mermaid’s Nevus would not continue to spread, as I am sure all of us effected by Nevus have, but I knew deep down inside, that it would. I just didn’t expect it to happen so fast.
Mermaid now has a more prominent line from under her arm to her wrist, new growth on her hand, top & bottom (which is the one I fear will require surgery) and thickening on both her elbow and underarm.
Here are few of the changes…
New growth on arm:
Elbow: 8 months apart
Armpit: 8 months apart
Armpit: Ages 1-3
We have a dermatology appointment coming up and I will certainly be asking for more information about possible triggers that stimulate growth.
We have added some new pictures under the photos tab of both Mermaid’s Nevus and a friend’s. The progression is interesting to see.
Coming up this week we will have a story about a fellow member of our ILVEN support group so keep your eyes open.
Thanks for walking with us today,