Rochford, Essex, first just a birthmark little blue in the face Adorable Millie Field since he was born. But within a few days, birthmarks become malignant, dilated red that covers half his face, even almost killed him because of choking airway and voice box.
Millie birthmarks identified as hemangioma, birthmark that is caused by benign tumor of blood vessels in the skin. Birthmark is growing rapidly and in severe cases like that of Millie can block the airway.
At the age of 3 weeks, Millie has ever almost facing death and was in intensive care since having trouble breathing.
Millie’s baby had to use a tracheostomy tube that is placed in operation for seven hours, which allows it to breathe, but it can not make a sound.
Her parents, Michelle (37 years) and Stuart (36 years), feeling very devastated and afraid that her daughter would never breathe freely, let alone speak or smile.
“One of the most pathetic it can not give him and treat him, and never hear it cry or make noise. The tumor was growing everywhere, which made him unable to suck, swallow, breathe at the same time,” explains Michelle Field, which derived from Rochford, Essex, as reported by Dailymail.
According to Michelle, it all happened so fast. She and her husband could not imagine what will happen in the future. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, never gave Millie a powerful steroids to shrink the tumor, but it does not have much effect.
And when her daughter was lying seriously ill in hospital for 6 months, Michelle heard about a drug trial in France for propranolol, a beta-blocker that is traditionally used to treat hypertension and heart conditions, which have been shown to shrink the hemangioma.
“We discussed it with Millie and the dermatologist and ENT physicians and throat specialist. But at that time because Millie had pneumonia and respiratory problems, they do not think it is a good idea. But in the end we had to try it. He needs a regular basis only morphine to make himself comfortable. He has no quality of life and just getting worse and worse, “explains Michelle.
The gamble paid off. Millie’s condition began to improve immediately, birthmarks begin to shrink and fade, and within a week he was allowed home from hospital.
“It’s really changed his life. Tumor really sick and he never like being touched or held because it gives so much pain. But then we can kiss and cuddle, and within days he was able to move his head,” recalls Millie.
However, Millie battle is far from over. The tumor had caused the damage so he must have a new airway created using a piece of rib cartilage last year.
He stopped taking the drug last August after two years of treatment, and this month will undergo surgery to reconstruct her lip.
Millie is now 3 years old can also have a big smile, although he still has some problems on the ability to speak due to damage to the mouth.
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