Hello Everyone! My name is Suzanne and I am the new Hemophilia Mom. I am very excited to connect with everyone. I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I am a Mother of 2 great children and as you guessed one is my 9 year old son with Hemophilia. He is Factor 8 severe and a spontaneous mutation. So, every day is a new day for us. We found out at birth thru his circumcision. He had his first port put in at 18 months and has prophylacticly treated since then.
We have encountered an inhibitor. We were very fortunate to have only been affected less than 6 months and burned it out. Our new venture this year was going from 3 days a week of prophy to 2 days. We have been doing this for about 4 months now and it is working well so far. We infuse on Wed. and Sat. It sure did help us out with the chaos of school day mornings to only infuse once during the week instead of M-W-F. I was very hesitant to try it, but it seems to be working for him at the moment. We are in full swing of baseball season and had one minor incident where he and the ball met and the ball won! He must have had enough hanging on in his system cause all he came away with was a big bruise.
I am looking forward to connecting with Moms and sharing our experiences! My Mother always told me "It takes a village to raise a child" and add hemophilia to the mix and it might take a city!