Friday, March 14, 2008

Brief update - more tomorrow

I just wanted to post a quick update, but I don't want to get into everything until we have our meeting with the doctors tomorrow morning.

Aidan's MRI/MRS scan was this morning. There were a lot of changes from his last scan. These were not good changes. The lack of oxygen to Aidan's brain has caused some of the areas we mentioned as being hypoxic on the last scan to infarct (die). My brain shut off after hearing cerebral palsy and coma for a long time.

Right now we all are just trying to deal with this and come up with questions to ask the doctors tomorrow.

On a more positive note, Aidan is still off of the ventilator and is doing pretty well. He is still having the storms but they are less severe and he is better able to calm himself and get rest without having to be given large doses of extra medication to sedate him.

We just ask that you continue your prayers. We don't know how severe any of this damage is right now, and I don't think the doctors can even tell us much at this point until they get him more awake and we move on to rehab.

Thanks for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. We'll post more tomorrow afternoon.


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