Friday, March 27, 2009

icky, sicky

I took Aidan to the doctor Wednesday. He started sounding really congested and his left ear had some drainage. The doctor said that he had an upper respiratory infection that was draining into his lungs and causing the congestion. He's been coughing and dealing with that nasty tickle in his throat. It's funny to listen to him because he is so much more vocal right now. He's trying to work that stuff up and making all kinds of noise doing it.

Another good thing is that he's been smiling a lot more. At least I've noticed him doing it more often.

Please say a prayer that he starts to feel better soon. Also, please pray that his seizures start decreasing as we go up on his seizure medication. We want them to completely go away, but it will take some time for that I'm sure. I'd just like to see some improvement so we know that we're moving in the right direction.

Hyperbaric treatments are on hold until after we get the results of Aidan's next MRI. That will be on April 2nd. Hopefully we'll be able to start back soon. We were supposed to start on the 6th. This will be his last set of 40 treatments and then we'll have to come up with the additional funding to continue more treatments. We'll have to see.... figure out where the priorities are as far as therapies go.

The thought of trying to come up with the money for stem cell therapy is daunting to me. That's a lot of money.... I've personally never had that much money, and all I can think of is that it could put a down payment on a house for our family or buy a new van. But trying to make Aidan better is just as important. It's just not something tangible, I guess.... not sure if that makes any sense.

I'm so grateful to everyone who reads this blog, who prays for Aidan and our family or keeps him in their thoughts. I'm thankful to everyone who has passed along his story. With the weather starting to get warmer here, there are going to be more and more accidents like Aidan's. I just pray that passing along his story can save some lives and make parents and caregivers more aware of the dangers of water.

Best wishes to you all! God Bless!
~Erin

5 comments:

Lisa said...

thinking of you. your story and courage touched me. take care.

Rachel E. said...

Praying for Aidan to feel better & for strength & energy for you as you take care of him.

SugarEd Productions said...

Hope he feels better soon. I continue to read and follow your blog and pray. God Bless you all.

Jacob said...

I am sorry to hear that the little guy is not feeling well. Justine had seizures for around 18 months after her near drowning. They were uncontrollable. She was on very high doses of meds. She was admitted to the hospital for a respiratory infection and the first thing they do is check med levels and hers were way high and they accused me of giving to much and would not give her meds to her until the nuero doc came and set them straight. But like I said after 18 months they just stopped she stayed on the meds for about another year and we slowly weaned her down. I have heard this happening a lot. We used to go to a therapist that specialized in near drowners and had 13 of them there. Hope he feels better soon. Jodi
www.caringbridge.org Justinepesicka

Aidan's mom said...

thanks for the well wishes everyone! Aidan seems to be getting better with the antibiotics and extra breathing treatments. This time of year is always hard on him with his allergies.

By the way, Sharon, I absolutely LOVE your cakes. Maybe one day I'll be able to make mine as smooth as yours. I have your DVDs, but I think I lack the patience. :)

Thanks everyone for your prayers for Aidan and our family. We're so lucky and blessed to have so many wonderful people who have touched our lives.