Sunday, September 7, 2008

Another update

Hi everyone! I just thought I'd let you all know that Aidan is doing okay. He hasn't had a bad episode of storming since we left the hospital the other day. All of the tests came back normal, so we aren't really sure what caused the episodes. We have something to give him now when he acts like he is in pain and that helps if we aren't able to help him calm down otherwise.

Other than that, not much has been going on. We have 2 more hyperbaric sessions to do and then we are on a break until October 1st. It will be nice to be able to stay at home in the evenings instead of having to run around all the time.

We went to a family reunion this afternoon. It was so hot! I got a few pictures of Aidan but haven't got them uploaded yet. Here are the ones I took the morning he went in for his bronchoscopy. These are the last pictures I have of him with the trach in, and one with him and Evan together. :)

He is doing so well without the trach. His oxygen percentages stay in the high 90's or at 100 most of the time. I think he is doing a lot better and that he is improving little by little each day. We just have to keep praying and have hope that he's going to get better.

Thanks for the support and prayers. I'd like to also thank everyone who has donated money for Aidan's care and his treatments and equipment. I don't think that Russell or I could ever say it enough, and I know that I've been horribly slack at writing "thank you" cards, so I just wanted to tell everyone that we are so very grateful to everyone for their kindness and generosity.

Hope everyone has had a good weekend. For those who are in the path of the hurricanes and tropical storms, we're praying that everything is fine and that everyone stays safe.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update! Aidan is such a beautiful boy. They both are!
You sound happier and I am glad for it!
Take care!

Anonymous said...

Russell and Erin,

We are praying for both of you and your children. We are so grateful that Aidan is still here to be with you. We'll continue praying for you!!

God bless

Matt and Charissa

Anonymous said...

Lots of love & hugs for Aidan! Wish him get well soon.
Russell & Erin, take care...

God Bless

Best wishes,
Suzanne Wong

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear things are settling
down, you sound much better now,
than last weekend, have a good
rest of your week, you guys are always,in our thoughts & prayers.

Hugs and kisses for both the beautiful boys...

Looking forward to your new pictures.

Betty O

Unknown said...

Hi Erin,
It's great to hear that you're all doing well. How has Aidan's breathing been without the trach?

You're in my prayers, as always!