Thanks everyone for praying for Aidan and asking how he is doing. He is still in the PICU. I spoke with his primary doctor last night and it does look like he has an area in his right lower lung that looks like it might be pneumonia. They did an x-ray yesterday morning and the area was showing up more than it had the day previous and when they compared it to the x-ray done on Saturday, they could see where it was. It was so faint on Saturday that it wasn't even noticed. The internist at the hospital (who we absolutely love to death), said it could be "air space disease".... whatever that means.
We're not sure if Aidan might have aspirated a little food and then his allergies just exaserbated the whole thing and brought on the asthma or if he's had the asthma all along and his lungs are just weakened from the accident and having the really bad pneumonia from the start. His doctor did say that food allergies, exema, and asthma usually go hand-in-hand. Aidan has a peanut allergy that we know of, he's always had really dry skin, and now the asthma. Funny thing is, no one in my family has any of these. So, my guess is that someone on Russell's biological side has some if not all of these problems since they can be genetic.
Oh, well. We're going to be in the hospital through the weekend according to all the doctors. We had been hoping to go to Raleigh for my friend's little boy's 2nd birthday party. He and Evan are only 2 months apart and I thought they'd have a good time playing together.
So far that's all that is going on. They've got Aidan on antibiotics and steriods in addition to all of the continuous breathing treatments that have him so shaky he looks like a junky needing a fix.
Please keep up the prayers. He is starting to sound a lot better and his color is good, I'm really hoping they get him off the continuous neb so that he can start being fed again. He hasn't had any food in 2 days.
I'll try to post an update tonight if we find out any more news.