Hi everyone! I thought I'd post an update. Aidan is doing really well. Last Thursday he was in a really good mood all day long. He was smiling and cooing and "talking". He even rolled some from his back to his side when I went to give him his midnight meds. He's been moving his arms more and this morning when he did his usual stretch he raised his arms over his head instead of just stretching straight out.
We got a call from his neurologist Saturday afternoon, and we're going to start trying Ambien. We took him a few studies that talked about Ambien being used in patients with brain injuries. The drug is used to help people sleep, but in patients with brain injuries, it can actually "wake up" areas of the brain. People have reported more movement and talking in patients who normally didn't move or talk. We're starting out at a very small dose (1/4th a regular adult dose). We'll see how he does, but I'm hoping for some good results.
We have an MRI scheduled on the 1 year anniversary of his accident. He's also got a SPECT scan scheduled... I'm not sure if it's supposed to be the same day or a different day since he has to be put under anesthesia for imaging.
I can't believe it's been almost a year. Aidan has made a lot of progress and he has changed so much! He's grown a lot. I look at his pictures from last spring and he still looked so much like a baby to me. Now he looks like a big boy.
We got a new wheelchair today. I got a few pictures of Aidan in it. It fits him and his needs so much better than the other chair he had.
I've included a few pictures of Evan and one of the progress on the afghan. I'm almost done with it. I have to sew the squares together and do the border on it. My goal was to have it finished in time for Valentine's day. I'm still hoping to have it finished then. I'll probably list it on eBay as an auction and post the link to it here so those interested can bid on it. I think that's probably the easiest way. I didn't really think the whole thing through.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. I'll post more updates soon. :)