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!