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2Brothers with Hemophilia · 2W ago

The Last Bucket

I have a few rituals on Sunday evenings. I check to make sure clothes are washed and ready for the week, I set the menu so that we have a plan for dinner throughout the week, and I fill the ...
2Brothers with Hemophilia · 1M ago

The Hemo Mama Bear Olympics

There are some moments in my life while raising two sons with severe hemophilia that I have thought, “Wow! You, Cazandra, have just won the gold medal in the Hemo Mama Bear Olympics!” And th...
2Brothers with Hemophilia · 2M ago

With the Second Diagnosis Came Depression

Second in a series. I have been on medication for my clinical depression for over 25 years. There is no other option. Even throughout my second pregnancy, I took medication under my psychiat...
2Brothers with Hemophilia · 2M ago

With the Second Diagnosis Came Depression

First in a two-part series.I had never heard of hemophilia until the doctors came into my hospital room the day after my first son, Julian, was born. I soon learned that about two-thirds of ...
2Brothers with Hemophilia · 2M ago

Tips for Managing Your Bleeding Disorder in the New Year

When you have a year that is best left in the past, ushering in the new year is a time of celebration. You start with a clean slate and an attitude of hopefulness for what is yet to come.For...
2Brothers with Hemophilia · 4M ago

7 Tips for Holiday Travel Success

When you have a bleeding disorder and you are traveling, there are many things to remember. Forgetting factor or Huber needles can leave you in a bind, because these are not items that are e...
2Brothers with Hemophilia · 4M ago

Mama Bears and Warriors: Tears and Joy

Buckets. Buckets and buckets of tears. That’s the only way I can describe the tears I have shed over the years because of living with hemophilia in my home. Both of my sons have had their ow...
2Brothers with Hemophilia · 5M ago

Something New: Welcoming a New Product to the Family

The hemophilia landscape is much different today from 21 years ago, when my first son was born. There were not many choices in products and they all seemed to do the same thing — help with c...
2Brothers with Hemophilia · 7M ago

How Our Family Regained Control

There have been seasons when hemophilia became the center of my family’s universe. A bleed would start and before it healed completely, it re-bled, or a new one began. Visits to the clinic f...
2Brothers with Hemophilia · 9M ago

A New Opportunity

I started blogging in 2006 out of loneliness. My family moved from Houston to a small town in New Mexico and one night I was completely overwhelmed by the fact that we actually moved! It was...