Along my life path I've learned that learning from others and sharing is the most powerful thing.  If one fails...learn how and avoid those mistakes if possible.  If one succeeds... learn how and do what you can to replicate it in your life.

To learn from others and to receive up-to-date information, I've signed up for several enewsletters and "to receive information".  Today, I got a a package from Red Chip Enterprises with many different books for me (as a parent) and for my son to help us live a better more informative life.
Here are the titles of the books that just arrived:
  • What to expect during the Primary School years
  • Teaching the Educators
  • Just a Boy
  • Dental Care
  • Alexis, The Prince Who Had Hemophilia
  • How Children Understand Hemophilia
  • A practical guide
  • Teach Your Child
Thank you Red Chip Enterprises for all this incredible material.  I am looking forward reading all the books to learn and to share with others how to make the lives of our children with Hemophilia as pain free and as free as possible.
Vitamin K-Rich Foods Foods rich in vitamin K can help platelets function properly. Vitamin K plays an essential role in platelet function and blood coagulation, helping to regulate the enzymes required for blood clot formation. The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University explains that vitamin K helps activate seven proteins involved in the clotting cascade. Foods rich in vitamin K include leafy greens like lettuce and parsley, olive, soybean and canola oils as well as cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale and Swiss chard.

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Josh had his first nose bleed yesterday.  It is always scary when you see your child's face covered with blood, it's even worse when a child has Hemophilia.  Of course my first reaction is AHHHHHHHH!!!!  I AM FREAKING OUT! And those High School Drama classes really pay off when you freak out inside and have to show a calm and knowledgeable face  to your baby. 

My husband ran to call the doctor to check what to do.

Meanwhile, with my years of "mommy-doctor" training, I thought that bath can sooth his nose bleed.  Josh was thrilled with the idea of going to the bath, after all it's his favorite activity.  Who wouldn't love getting everything and their mommy completely soaking wet?

The bleeding seemed to subside.

My husband came to the room to share what the doctor told him.  If the bleeding will stop in 3 minutes or less, then it's common "vein-pop" bleed and we don't have to run to the hospital.

Saline helps as well to sooth the nose bleed.

Here is an article I found:

How to stop a nosebleed in someone with hemophilia A:
  • Pinch the nose firmly for 15 minutes without letting go. Make sure you are pinching the bulb of the nose so that it is completely closed.
  • Spray decongestant nasal spray in each nostril prior to the nose pinch. Do not use a decongestant if you have heart disease or high blood pressure.
  • Sit upright, do not lie down.
  • Breathe through your mouth.
  • Drink cold water to clear blood from your throat.
  • Seek medical care if the bleeding does not stop within 15 to 20 minutes.
Additional home care includes:
  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid hot liquids.
  • Do not take aspirin for at least one week.
  • Do not pick blood from your nose once the bleeding has stopped.
  • Do not blow your nose for 2 days
Hemophilia A affects about 15,000 in the U.S.