Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I hope that everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. We didn't do anything today. Russell was off of work so he, Evan and I ran some errands while the nurse was here with Aidan. Then we just hung out at home until time to leave for Aidan's hyperbaric appointment at 7:30. I took Evan down to my aunt's house to visit. She and my grandpa were cementing posts for a privacy fence. It was just nice to get out of the house for a little while.

Aidan did okay with his treatment, but he sweats so badly as they are bringing them back up to normal pressure that his clothes were soaked. He is exhausted after the treatments usually. In the soft chamber we were able to bring in a little battery operated fan, but because of the fire hazard we can't take anything in the hard chambers. They have a couple of valves that can be opened to allow some cooler air to circulate though.

I'll post more after Monday when we talk to the neurologist about the MRI and the SPECT scan. I'm hoping to have the images then as well.

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

I hope you had a good Independence Day.
Poor little guy all sweaty! I feel for him!
How is it going with the effort on getting the soft chamber?

Erin said...

For now we've decided to put the soft chamber on the back burner. I'm wanting to get a biofeedback unit for Aidan, so we're hoping to raise money for that, or see if we can get medicaid to pay for it. Several other families of near-drowns use it for their children and have seen promising results. I don't know a lot about how it works, but I'm doing research on it. You can read more about it on Abby's page (

Anonymous said...

How was your appointment regarding the MRI and SPECT scan go?