Tuesday, January 12, 2010

snip snip...

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. :)
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  1. she will soon be back to normal. God has a purpose for all things. Her hair will come back more beautiful than ever. Mom & Dad, don't worry. She will be no worse for this little bumb in the road. Hope to see you soon. We love y'all.

    Nanny & Papa,

  2. Okay, I hope you think this is funny. But, the song "oh where is my hair brush" popped into my head as I was reading this post. Made me wanna sing for Caroline:

    "oh where, is my hair God? Oh where, is my hair God? oh where oh where oh where oh where oh where oh where oh where! Is my hair God??"

    He's got it ALL under control. If you notice my status, "it is well with my soul" lyrics, I had a startling revelation the other day. When I was having a great day and things were going well, I was listening to it wondering, "what is my lot??". I came home, and heard some not so great news and realized, oh, THERE is my lot Now, is it still well with my soul? Do I still REALLY want to sing that? I know it IS well, but so much harder to sing that when you're struggling.