Hello dear friends,
I write again with positive news...
Aidan has completed his first round of chemo and tolerated it quite well. He now has 21 days off until round 2.
He started breathing over the ventilator (taking some breaths on his own) yesterday evening. That itself is excellent news...brainstem function is a good thing. We were very worried due to the amount of compression from the cerebellum as to the integrity of the respiratory center. Tears of joy...
Aidan had another MRI this afternoon which demonstrated considerable improvement in all areas. At first it was hard to believe that it was Aidan's study as the difference was so drastic.
We remain in ICU and, if all continues to go smoothly, will probably be here for the next handful of days before transfer back to the neuro unit.
We thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers. Aidan has a long road ahead of him and we ask for your continued prayers for him and the success of his chemo. We also ask for your prayers to bless Dr. Tord Alden and his neurosurgical team as he has truly saved our son's life twice in the past few weeks.
I will be in touch with updates as I am able.