Even before Clark could walk, he loved to climb. Many of his bruises have been from falling off a chair, bed or couch he has climbed onto. Then Clark started to walk, and run. Leading to more bruising and head bumps.
Just recently, Clark has become more daring. Instead of just walking on the edge of a sidewalk (or any narrow path that drops down on either side), he is now running on ledges! And he doesn’t want to hold my hand.
Last week Clark decided to climb on some bleachers. I was right beside him, and would only let him play on the bottom 2 steps. But still, he managed to fall, cutting open his eyebrow. Face bleeds are known to bleed. A lot. And Clark was no exception. Thankfully Clark’s platelets are high, but he still has hemophilia, so I had to get the bleeding to stop. Half a paper towel roll later, Clark stopped bleeding on his own. This was a great sign. If it hadn’t stopped, we would have had to given Clark some factor. Which can only be done at the doctors or hospital, since it needs to go in through a vein.