Jean Lambert swiftly gave his premature daughter a hug as he lay on his hospital bed before the nurses and doctors took her away. The new mother had to endure four or five torturous hours of waiting since the placenta was still there before she could finally see baby Chloe again. And not long after that, she witnessed her beloved baby being imprisoned in a machine in the intensive care unit. It was therefore of little concern to her and her husband Michael when they found a minor “bruise” on the child’s forehead’s right side. We didn’t think much of it,” Jean told Mirror Online, but as Chloe’s condition improved over the following two weeks, the birthmark quickly expanded “like a strawberry” and became bright red. Turns out, it was actually a birthmark.
People would stare at her as she walked down the street, and Jean and Michael had to be cautious to avoid bumping into her should they cause a blood loss. If it starts bleeding, it will keep bleeding, according to Jean from Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire.We have to be cautious to not lose it. The pair didn’t know what to do after being informed that there was no accessible treatment and that the mark would probably eventually go away on its own. But as of today, Chloe’s life and theirs have undergone a major transformation as a result of her approval to test a novel treatment. The courageous young child, now nine years old, who only left a small scar, boldly pinned her hair back rather than insisting on bangs.
She was born in August 2009 eight weeks early. Everything went smoothly during my pregnancy, which was extremely simple. My water just broke as I was getting ready for work in the morning, ” Jean stated. At 32 weeks, she arrived pretty swiftly. It was a typical delivery with gas and air in it. They attempted to halt the delivery. The birth of the child could not have been avoided. Before treating her for the leftover placenta and transferring Chloe to the intensive care unit, doctors allowed the new mother to give Chloe a quick hug. In fact, I could see her. The “bruise” on their daughter’s forehead was actually a strawberry birthmark, the physicians informed Elizabeth and Michael around a week later. soon start to alter color and grow.
The second week, we can really know what the birthmark means. It has turned a very vivid red. By the time Chloe was allowed to go home, a few weeks after giving birth, the birthmark had already “started to grow like a strawberry. We warned everyone in advance about her birthmark and sent photos. They were very surprised – even more surprised to see her so small,” her mother said. We know very well that birthmarks are growing every day.”
A dermatologist said Chloe’s birthmark “will eventually go away”, but strangers have started staring at her in the street.
“She’s going to have a lot of people standing there, looking at her,” Jean said. By December, she started to scab over the birthmark. We don’t know what to do.”
Not long after, the birthmark was as big as a fist. The scales on it are just bigger than a 50p piece. One day, when Chloe’s parents removed her clothes, the scabs also fell off, leaving an “infected vulva” area.
When they return to the hospital, their fortune has altered. When a passing physician noticed Chloe, he decided to interrupt our appointment and let us know about a “new” procedure being tried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The girl would be a “prime candidate” to be introduced, the family was advised. They eventually arrived at the London hospital a few weeks later. Chloe’s birthmark was treated with propranolol, a medication frequently used to treat high blood pressure, in the weeks and months that followed. While the medication may not be appropriate for all birthmarks, also known as “angiomas,” it can lessen the flow of blood through them, according to GOSH.
This can reduce the color of the marks and make them softer, and the treatment can also limit the growth of cells, causing the marks to shrink. Chloe has been in treatment for a year. At its greatest, her birthmark really started to weigh heavily on her eyes. It always looks like a lazy eye. We sat on the Tube and everyone just stared. Young children will want to touch it. When they were sure it wasn’t growing, they stopped us.
In the end, she underwent three plastic surgeries that changed her birthmark from “circle” to “egg” shape, then “scrawl”.
“We were ecstatic with the results,” her mother said.
“How is the scar now, she seems to have had an accident.
“But hitting her head was extremely painful”.