Are there any people with medical knowledge here or who could ask doctors (esp. hematologists or trauma specialists) about this: 1) A poster on the Crimelibray site wrote that in case a child sustained an injury of the type JB had, and the wound did not kill the child right away, her head would swell to double its size in a time span of 20 - 60 minutes. True or false? This poster claims to be an ER doc, and sounds very credible imo. But the problem in the JBR case is that even doctors seem to disagree about the forensic evidence. 2) This poster also pointed out the autopsy report which states that some of the blood in JB's head shows little signs of organization. 'Organization' is a medical term meaning hemostasis (blod clotting), which sets in immediately after an injury as the body's attempt to save itself from bleeding to death. The lack of organization, this poster wrote, would also indicate that JB ws strangled immediately after the head blow, since the blood in her brain had no time to clot. 3) Another claim: a person has to be breathing vigorously for petechiae to occur. True or false? The bottom line of this poster's argumentation is that the medical evidence makes a scenario likely where the cord was put around JB's head immediately after the head blow. But I find it hard to imagine that a parent would switch from 'rage attack mode' into 'staging mode' in a matter of minutes. But still it keeps bugging me why the blood in JB's brain did not have time to clot. But maybe JB was 'more dead than alive' after the head blow and her bodily functions couldn't even manage blood clotting anymore? Therefore my question: Does there exist a stage where a person is not yet dead but the bodily functions are already too impaired to develop hemostasis? A stage where the (still alive) body is just not able to kick into high gear anymore in an attempt to save itself?