Saturday, April 5, 2008

some new pictures

Russell took a few pictures of me holding Aidan last night, and I thought I'd share them with you all.

The past two days Aidan has been rather agitated. His heart rate goes up and down and his cheeks are really flushed. He looks like he's crying most of the time. This started when they put the serial casts on his legs. I don't know if he's just frustrated and uncomfortable or what.

He rested well last night from what the nurses told me. They gave him some Ativan along with his other meds last night and he slept most of the night.

The physical therapist said that if Aidan is tolerating the casts well, they would like to wait until Wednesday morning to take the casts off. The plan is to get him into the stander as soon as they get them off to maintain the stretch in his calves and ankles and then see how he does from there. If he does well, they won't have to recast them. I'm praying that the casting works to help his ankles so that he doesn't have to go through this again. He just looks so uncomfortable right now.

Thank you everyone for your supportive comments and the continued prayers.


Anonymous said...

Aidan you are such a gorgeous boy. What a great photo of you cuddled up with your Mum.
We are praying for your family.

Liz and Ashleigh

Anonymous said...

I'm so thrilled you've found out about HBOT therapy. I've seen it's effectivness first hand.

I just read your story and need a little time to go back and review information I found recently. It involves a serium being used while on HBOT therapy which help carry oxygen into the smaller capalaries of the brain. You might be able to pull it up on a google search but I'm not sure. Try "HBOT therapy" "autism" "serium". I'll try to find the name of the doctor for you. It's related to treating autism. I believe it could be something which might be beneficial in Aidan's recovery.

He's in my prayers.