Sunday, March 16, 2008

Small victories

I apologize for not updating yesterday. Time just seems to get away from me sometimes.

Aidan had a pretty good day yesterday. He had a few episodes of 'storming' but they really weren't too bad. A few of them I wouldn't even consider storms because he seemed to be upset and crying. He opened his eyes a lot more yesterday and looked around without getting upset. The only time he got upset was when he had to have his diaper changed.

Russell, my mom and I got to hold him yesterday for the first time. I held him first and for a while he was relaxed but he got upset and you could tell he was crying. I don't know if it is the neurological problem that triggered it, or if he's just confused and scared maybe. It is heartbreaking, but it was so good to hold him again. (This is one of many "small victories" we have seen/experienced and hope to see/experience many more as time goes on. --Russell)

I've begun looking into alternative therapies and will talk more with his neurologist on Monday to see what he recommends in addition to the standard rehabilitation therapy. I'm willing to do anything at this point to make Aidan better. I know the chances of him being like he was are slim to nil, but I have hope that we can get some of that back. He's a tough little boy with an infectious personality.

We got some pictures of us holding him and I will add a few to the photos.

Thank you all for the continued prayers.

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