Friday, September 26, 2008

Crazy Things

I have spent the week in and out of the ER and doctors office with my 14 year old. Cody has severe hemophilia A. Sunday he woke up with a very stiff neck that continued to get worse as the day went on. We did factor at home and contacted the hemotologist. We went into the ER to check for a neck bleed and to make sure all was ok with the airway. Things did not get better over the next few days so they ended up admitting him to the hospital. Cody's neck was causing him quite a bit of pain and his head was always off to his left side. Many tests and imaging were done. What we found shocked us all! He has a clot in his jugular vein. Yes, my son with severe hemophilia had all of this pain from a blood clot! And guess what the treatment is? Several weeks of blood thinners....but he has hemophilia and if there is one thing we have all been told over and over again is you do not give blood thinners. We are trying to give daily infusions of factor with his daily injection of blood thinner. I am wondering if any of you moms out there have experienced anything like this? I've been searching the internet for days without much luck so I thought I would reach out to all of you!

Looking forward to hearing from you all!