Made it back from Chicago! (thanks to the help of the portable DVD player Mommy swore we'd never use!) :)
While we were there, Auntie Jill gave me my first official haircut! (sounds funny giving a haircut to a gal who's just lost most of her hair, doesn't it?) It was getting pretty wild and wispy, so Auntie Jill gave the front part a trim so it would lay down on my head better.
And I even got to eat BLUEBERRIES while she did it!
Who cares what's going on up there- these blueberries are GOOD.
The final result!
Hair loss update from Mommy: Today we went for a follow-up visit to Caroline's dermatologist, who was a little discouraged to see that her hair wasn't growing back in yet. Her hair looked thinner on this visit than 5 weeks ago, (they had taken a close-up picture at that appt) but the shedding has obviously slowed down or stopped. The good news is that the follicles are there, so hopefully it's just taking longer to get them growing back.
They did pluck out several hairs from the root to test them again for fungal infection. (different office, different way of testing than before) And if the hair isn't growing in the next 2-3 months, they'll have to do a biopsy of her scalp, which involves pinning her down and putting a needle in her head to numb her for a procedure that the doc said would be "traumatic" for her.... um, okay, what mother wants THAT for their child!?! (please, please, PLEASE Lord, NO!) So we gotta pray this hair starts growing back! Sometimes this type of shedding can last between 3-6 months, and then hair regrowth can take 3-6 months.
Thankfully our sweet baby is totally oblivious to all of this, and what's more important is that she's thriving, learning and growing into a young lady every day... hair or no hair. :)