After many years of not knowing what my only child, who is only nine, had, she was diagnosed with localized morphea in the head.
At first, when she was four, she had a red spot, and I took her to the dermatologist, pediatricians. I think I went to all the ones I could find in my city.
Finally, a few days ago I was given the result. I am a bit scared. It is the first time I have heard about this illness. The doctor says it will be under control, and that it is a good thing that it is localized and hasn't spread. However, I still don't quite know what it is all about.
I feel guilty about not doing something else, but I know I am not alone. I have God and I have my family. Anyway, I ask for your help to know what this is about and how it will affect Jazmine's life.
I want to go to Lima, in search of other specialists, if you happen to know of one I would appreciate if you told me. She is the most valuable thing I have. Thank you.
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Story edited 03-12-07 JTD
Story posted 04-04-07 SLE
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