Mom to Olivia who has AA. She started losing her hair when she was 2 1/2 in 2008. By her third birthday in 2009 she was bald.
She is a fabulous child who is very popular and loved by many. She doesn't let the loss of hair get her down and after meeting her, you don't even think about it.
I spend a lot of time in Facebook and you can find me under my maiden name...SCHAFFRATH
Hello Sybil we still cant believe what is happing to our daughter! I have ordered some Herbal Preparation from Israel, Which I should today. It has to be applied on her head every day for 3 to 5 month so we will see. Give my love to Olivia.
Hi Sybil, the mom I was telling you about gave me the name of the doctor, but she said she left disappointed the second time she saw him. He did not remember her daughter for the 2nd visit and left upset. If you want the name I will give it to you. let me know..
First Happy Birthday to your beautiful little Olivia! If you ever need a pick-me-up just let me know and I will be there to listen, talk, laugh or cry. I know it is hard. Stay strong!
I know how you feel..My son Kyler just turned 2 and he was diagnose with AA about 14-15 weeks ago and now he's about 70% hair loss. I wish people wouldn't stare..It REALLY bothers me,I feel over protective of him when we are out and about.
All parents are a bit lost when it comes this. Amber was diagnosed when she was three too. She is now five so we have been dealing with this for 2 years now. It does get easier but that saying that Amber has grown her back so in the mean time, we are just holding our breaths. I remember that I hated taking her to friend's houses or parties because it would mean that I had to explain to people what this is all about. I avoided it constantly but I knew that I had to expose her to this so that she will be able to cope with it herself especially when growing up.
After months of feeling sorry for myself and her...I ventured out and it was not that bad. We got her hair coverings and wigs and all that and allowed her to do whatever she wanted to do with her hair. Tough I know but it took baby steps for me. I think it is a process that we as parents have to all go through. But I always comfort myself by saying...that I rather take alopecia any day than any other children's illnesses that parents have to go through.
Hi Sybil, I am here on long Island too. I live in Medford.
My son has AA , his started when he was 3 years old he is now 20 and it has made him a better person all the way around!!!! I know it is going to be hard but u just have to try your hardest to focus on what u can control. If u need anything just let me know, Always here to help, Very best to u all, Maureen
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