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Infusing Love: Overcoming Obstacles

March 16, 2016

Does anyone really like getting stuck with needles?聽 I don鈥檛 and I only gets labs drawn yearly and have my flu shot once a year.聽 When you have hemophilia and you have serious needle phobia, infusions don鈥檛 go well.聽 My son Chris, who is now 30, admits he still has severe needle phobia. Chris鈥檚 first […]

Dear Addy: Applying for Jobs

September 21, 2015

Dear Addy, I鈥檓 applying for jobs and am nervous that the marks on my arm from infusing will present awkward questions. What should I do? Signed, Marked Dear Marked, This is a valid fear. For people unfamiliar with the need to infuse medication verses swallow it, the marks on your arms left by multiple infusions […]

Infusing Love: Factoring in the Freak Out

September 2, 2015

It is a common refrain to hear medical professionals comment on how well Logan does with his infusions. This is usually echoed in a, 鈥淗e is such a champ,鈥 or 鈥淗ow did you get to be so brave,鈥 or the sadder version, 鈥淚 wish my older patients were this good.鈥 I am proud of Logan; […]

Infusing Love: From One Mom to Another

November 19, 2014

My non-hemophilia mom friends have often say to me, 鈥淚 just don’t know how you do it. I just can’t imagine raising a child with hemophilia.鈥 I normally reply with, “my son with hemophilia is my baby, and I’ll do anything for him.” Earlier this summer, this very conversation played out between myself and HFA […]

Infusing Love: Factor Where?!?!

July 2, 2014

I鈥檝e given factor in the back of a moving car, at the beach while on vacation, and even in a tent while camping.聽 When most parents start learning to give factor, they learn at their kitchen table, or at the Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC).聽 Like most parents, a nurse began giving my son his factor […]


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