Sorry for not posting again yesterday, but we had to get ready to go to a birthday party soon after getting home.
We got home about 1:30 in the afternoon. Aidan's white blood cell count had dropped between 16 and 16.5 (i.e., 16,000-16,500) on his last blood sample. He is on an antibiotic for 3 more days and will have a couple of follow-ups this week with at least our family doctor and maybe the neurologist (more on that later).
Speaking of the party, it went pretty well. Erin once again made a great cake along with some cupcakes. Her step-dad really appreciated the gesture. We really appreciated the 10 gallons of ice cream he made (yes, ten gallons).
Erin is in the process of creating her home business. She has made up her blog (http://from-the-heart-stationary.blogspot.com) and should be posting some things to it soon. Her business will be creating cards (photo cards for holidays, thank you cards, etc.), invitations, and announcements (birth, wedding, engagement, etc.). Once business starts flowing, we'll look into setting up a full-blown online store front, etc.
While at the party yesterday, I had heard that some people wanted to help us with raffles, but were reluctant to do so because we said we didn't want to do them anymore. I would like to take the time to clarify our position.
We personally are not likely to do anymore raffles after this month; however, if you have talked to us or a member of our family about doing a raffle as a benefit, please feel free to do so. We'll be happy to promote it through the blog if you tell us about it and give us ways you can be contacted about purchasing chances.
The same goes with benefit events: let us know and we will mention it on here; we'll also try to make arrangements to make an appearance at the event so you and the people at your benefit will get a chance to meet us live and in person. Also contact us if a non-profit is needed to make a benefit happen for you.
As always, we greatly appreciate all the prayers and support you have given us. I ask that you concentrate a lot of prayer this week on something that started this weekend.
We have noticed that Aidan is moving his arms and legs a lot as well as smiling and laughing more. I know this would normally be cause for celebration and rejoice; however, it started happening after we got home from the hospital. We are afraid it may be something more significant like increased and stronger seizure activity. We contacted the on-call neurologist this evening (Dr. F, not Dr. C) and she recommended we increase his anti-seizure medication again starting this evening. Erin is calling Dr. C in the morning to see about him seeing Aidan ASAP.
Have a good evening! I'll be posting something new in a moment for a personal request I have.