Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lucy's hair

See Lucy's hair?  See those pretty little curls at the end?  This picture was last September.  
Sept 2013
Around Christmas, I noticed that her hair was thinning...A LOT.  I tried not to worry about it because she is so healthy otherwise.  But last month I broke down and mentioned it to Dr Sawyer and Megan (the PA in our office).  They looked at the pictures and agreed that it was significant enough to do blood work to rule out anything serious.  One level came back slightly abnormal, so we scheduled an appointment with a specialist and we waited...
An encouraging thing was that she had new hair growth.  It's like almost all her hair fell out then new, full hair is coming back in.  Those scraggly strands looked bad...they had to go.  So on a friday evening, I took matters in my own hands.  I sat her on the countertop and hoped I could pull off cutting a stacked bob on a 2 year old.  Catch is other than barely trimming my own bangs, I've never cut hair.  
I'm sure it isn't cut evenly, but not too bad for a rookie.  I think it looks much better than those straggles.  

This is the day we went to the specialist.  Just a Lucy-and-mommy day.  It was wonderful.  I got to actually listen to her and have fun. Sometimes with a 2 & 4 year old, out and about on a tight scheduled day-it's nothing but, "come on", "not so loud", "don't touch that", "hold my hand", "keep up".  But not this day!  We had some good one on one time. 

I won't lie, I was anxious.  I felt that she was fine, because other than the hair loss, there are no other worrisome complications going on.  After talking with the doctor, she agreed that she looks normal.  We will recheck the blood work in 3 months.  I really don't care what made her hair fall out-as long as she is healthy and there is no underlying serious cause, I am grateful.  Praise God that she's ok.  For now we will rock this mama-made-bob hairdo and keep living life being grateful for each day.

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