About Hemophilia...

Hemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally. Persons with hemophilia are missing or have a low level of a protein needed for normal blood clotting. About 18,000 people in the United States are known to have hemophilia. Hemophilia usually only occurs in males, except for rare exceptions. A person with severe hemophilia means that they have less than one percent clotting factor in their system.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hemophilia From A Toddler's View

I am Case Trenton Huddleston and lots of things have happened already in my life. My parents celebrated their first anniversary a couple of months ago and I turned two years old. I am a big boy and can things all by myself. In fact I am quite independent.

My mommy works fulltime at Walgreen's and goes to school. My daddy got a job as a janitor at the school where in a few more years I will attend, so now a couple days each week I go to the day care and play with the other kids.

Having a dad that has hemophilia isn't that much different from anyone else's dad. My daddy got a shoulder bleed one time from carrying me around so much, but he still is big and strong enough to carry me when I get tired.
I quickly learned that I'm not supposed jump on my daddy's ankles as sometimes he has bleeds in them and I have to be careful, but otherwise we wrestle around and play together every day.
I love dogs and have a puppy of my own. Here I am petting my daddy's dog when he was a boy and lived at Grandma and Papa Walker's house. Sandy is a real old dog.