Thursday, April 17, 2008
AIDAN IS HOME!!!
Aidan is finally home after 2 months and a day of being in a hospital. We were supposed to be discharged from Levine around 10am but we didn't actually leave there until right at 1pm. We got our new car seat for Aidan and had to get it installed in the van, and we had to get all of his meds from the pharmacy.
We went straight to his first hyperbaric treatment. It went pretty well, and if he hadn't soaked his diaper and his clothes toward the end of the session he would have handled it really well. Aidan seemed to handle the pressure on his ears really well. So we're scheduled to do 2 sessions tomorrow, 1 on Saturday, 2 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
They are trying to figure out a way to get us a portable chamber at home, using the funds from HUGS and the other additional treatments we have lined up. That would definitely help with the travel time involved in doing these treatments. It's 45 minutes to and from the location. I'm sure that we'll have to raise some additional funds to facilitate getting our own chamber, but it would be well worth it.
The doctor said something that really made me feel very good today. She said that Aidan has shown a "non-traditional" response to his type of injury; meaning that he is doing much better than other patients she's seen with similar conditions. She said that she hopes and she really thinks that he'll continue to progress in this "non-traditional" way. It gives me hope to hear something like that come out of a doctor's mouth. Aidan has proven what a fighter he is. He overcame the odds that were against him and he survived near-drowning. Despite the brain injury, he is still fighting and I know that he will continue to do so. He's a tough, stubborn, little boy.
I wasn't going to drag this out because I'm exhausted, but I just want to thank everyone for their prayers.... the endless prayers, love and support for our family. I know that we wouldn't be where we are now without the power of prayer. God has truly worked some miracles through our little boy, and will continue to do so. We are so blessed to have so many people who love and care for us. Our journey is just beginning, so we hope that Aidan will continue to be in your hearts and prayers. Thank you, everyone!
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