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Baby_Tsarevich

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How ofter did the "Beast" strike?
« on: November 28, 2006, 01:45:46 PM »
"Beast" referring to Hemophilia.
I was just wondering if attacks were common. I've read in some books about small attacks and stiffening in the legs happening every once in a while, but was it common? Like an everyday problem?

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Re: How ofter did the "Beast" strike?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006, 11:26:32 PM »
I don't think it was an everyday problem, because there are plenty of pictures and videos of Aleksey playing around and walking in circles when he was younger. Once, Aleksey got his fingers slammed in a door, and it really worried Alix, but nothing came of it.

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Re: How ofter did the "Beast" strike?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2006, 08:01:37 AM »
Once, Aleksey got his fingers slammed in a door, and it really worried Alix, but nothing came of it.
Exactly. Part of the trouble with Aleksei's hemophilia was that it was unpredictable. Every bump and fall didn't produce an attack and hemorrhage.
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Re: How ofter did the "Beast" strike?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006, 03:38:04 PM »
Did his leg ever lock when he was perfectly fine?

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Re: How ofter did the "Beast" strike?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2006, 05:17:18 PM »
I don't believe so. The trouble with his joints occurred during/after a hemmorhage, when the blood pooled into the joint until it couldn't be moved. Once the blood was reabsorbed by his body, Aleksei could walk normally again. The reabsorption process could take a long time -- weeks or more.
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