|Malakai and Ana (after his repaired haircut!)|
I was nursing him and saw a speck in his ear. I thought it was a speck of pepper. I rubbed it out, and switched him to the other side. When he was finished nursing and I picked him up, my arm and the side of his head were bloody. I calmly called Matt and asked him to bring me some gauze. We have plenty on hand thanks to prophy supplies. That tiny little spot wouldn't stop bleeding for maybe an hour. It was not excessive. It just wouldn't stop. "Come on, platelet plug! Do your thing!!" I said. Well, of course it did stop. It wasn't a surprise. We know he has severe hemophilia, but it is real now, not just a diagnosis from a cord blood sample. We have SEEN hemophilia in him now.
|Silas with "his" snowman pancake|
Like I said, it wasn't a real bleed, nothing that deserved factor or anything, but still, it is not nice to see your baby's face messy with blood. Not even if you know it is "normal" for him. After everything settled down, I was sad and let some tears come to my eyes.
Here we go. . .