Friday, February 22, 2008

Not much to report today. Aidan is off the Versed and Fentanyl and has been moved to an anesthetic. This is a much faster-acting anesthetic with a very short half-life. This means he gets knocked out quickly and once he builds a tolerance or the dosage wears off he starts to come around within 30 minutes. Aidan is still on the ventilator, but they hope to take him off of it tomorrow. They are still clearing stuff out of his lungs, but it is not mucous like before. They said it is more "frothy". He also has started showing a lot more movement, which is important. he also reacts a much more when stimulated. One other big thing going on is that he is actually breathing over the respirator. The is important in that it helps asses the likelihood of pulling the tube.

The cards keep coming in for Aidan, which is awesome. We have received several cards in the mail, as well as numerous e-Cards from the website. These are greatly appreciated. I cannot begin to adequately thank everyone for the support and prayers we have received from across the country and even around the world thus far.


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