What would you do if your son woke you in the middle of the night crying tears of blood? In my sleepy stupor, I heard him say, “Mama, my eyes burn.” I was used to him waking me with a bloody nose, but I was not prepared for streams of blood running from his eyes down his cheeks and dripping onto my sheets. Within seconds my husband and I were up and fully awake. In my panic, I didn’t know if I should call 911 or a priest. It truly frightened me. Our son, Anthony, had been having numerous nose bleeds and we were early into his diagnosis of Von Willebrand’s Disease. We had not yet started factor infusions and were still green to the whole bleeding disorder community. I was well versed in how to handle bloody noses, but what the heck do I do for bloody eyes?
|Little Anthony and his big sister|
|Brothers being goofy|