Monday, March 17, 2008

Evening Update

I just left Aidan's room a short time ago, and on my way out was handed a huge stack of papers. This is a list of all of his medications and information about each of them. There are 11 different meds total (This will most likely change as time goes along, especially when the Fentanyl and other drugs are eventually eliminated or replaced. -- Russell). The nurses showed me how to give Aidan his medications this evening through his g-tube. It wasn't that difficult, but I'll probably need a checklist to follow the first few times I have to do it on my own at home.

It's nice to feel like I'm not completely unable to do anything for him. I've been feeling like I'm just in the way when the nurses come in to do their thing. It's all just very overwhelming. Never in a million years did I think I would be in this position.

I keep trying to have faith that Aidan is going to get better. He's made it this far when his doctor didn't think he'd even survive the first day. He's here for a reason, and I hope he proves everyone wrong and we're able to come back and see these nurses and doctors and show them how much progress he's made. Aidan has a ton of angels watching over him, and I've said it before ... He's a Miracle.


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