It's been an interesting week or so. Aidan was supposed to start back with his hyperbaric treatments last Wednesday. We took him for the treatment on Wednesday and he seemed fine. The next day he was just irritable and fussy, and having storms off and on all day. He also started throwing up. Friday we took him and Evan both to the doctor. They both have ear infections. Evan's was just getting bad, but Aidan had apparently had one and it caused his eardrum to perforate so the infection could drain out. His doctor said that it was only in his right ear, but I looked in his ear yesterday and the other one seems to look a little infected now.
Both boys are on antibiotics and we're dealing with all the lovely effects of Aidan being on Augmentin (i.e. terrible diarrhea and infections around his g-tube). Aidan is still having bouts of vomiting. I'm not really sure what is causing it other than sinus drainage and the mucus on his stomach is causing the vomiting. He just acts like he doesn't feel good. I was able to lay with him on the couch last night and sing to him when he was kind of whiny and it seemed to help soothe him. I just hate that there isn't much I can do for him. I just pray he keeps his formula and medicine down each time we feed him.
For some other news, good and bad- We've put a deposit down on an apartment and we're supposed to move November 1st. The apartment is fully handicap accessible and both the boys will have their own room. I'm excited about having our own space again and I'm sure my mom is glad that she's getting her house back and will be rid of the toys and clutter.
The bad news- our chocolate lab, Bear, was hit last Monday night by a car. He was out running around the yard and we didn't realize he'd gone down to the road (we have a 2 acre yard). It was almost dark and the couple driving couldn't see him. Bear's heart stopped beating once I got down to the road, but had started again. Russell rushed him to the emergency vet but he was gone when he got there. The vet tried to resuscitate him several times, but they were never able to get a response.
Bear was my Valentine's Day present from Russell almost 6 years ago. He was a very lovable and loyal dog. Russell and I were looking into having Bear trained to be Aidan's therapy dog just a few days before he was hit. I've had Bear longer than I've ever had any other dog and we will miss him a lot. Here are a few pictures of him. I had some with him and Aidan together when Aidan was a baby, but I couldn't locate them.
Thank you all for your unfailing support, love and prayers. We appreciate them so very much. I'd like to ask that you pray for a friend of mine who's husband has cystic fibrosis. He is not doing well and his doctors have given him 2-4 years if he doesn't have a lung transplant. Please pray that he is able to get on the transplant list and get this surgery soon. They just had a little boy in July. I'd appreciate it if you could say a prayer for them. Thanks!