We've been dreading my son's impending hair loss. I've been trying to talk about it alot, without actually saying that it was going to happen. We've looked at pictures of other chemo patients, and of course he see the other bald kids here. Even though he's only three, and not yet inducted into the world of vanity, I was very apprehensive about the loss. How would he react? Anger? Fear? Embarassment?
He started shedding 2 days ago. It was everywhere, and bothered him because it kept getting in his eyes and mouth. The solution was to put on a stocking cap, which he wore for about 12 hours. I was on the phone when I noticed him take the cap off, and start pulling handfuls of hair out of his head.
He was completely nonplussed. I brought over an emesis basin, and together we pulled all of the hair out of his head. He was quite relieved that it would no longer bother him.
Ok, so there's the first thing that I've worried about in this whole process that actually turned out not to be the big deal that I thought it might be.