Good afternoon dear friends,
Aidan has finished his 2nd round of chemo yesterday morning. He tolerated it quite well...much better than anticipated.
His fevers have significantly decreased over the past 2 days. We were able to change some of his antibiotic coverage as we were concerned that was where the fevers may have been coming from. So far that change has proven beneficial.
Aidan is beginning to be more efficient with eating/swallowing. He even ate a cookie the other day...exciting for everyone!
He continues to make great progress in physical therapy. He is sitting with some support and is beginning to put a little weight through his legs. I would love to see him actually walk out of here when the time comes.
We are anticipating that in the next couple of weeks (after Aidan's blood cells rebound from the chemo) he will have surgery to internalize the drain that is currently in his ventricle (shunt surgery). We are hopeful that some reconstruction of his skull can take place at that time.
Another MRI will be performed in the next few weeks to see the progress of his chemo treatments. Then he will begin his 3rd cycle.
If all of the above go well...we will probably be able to leave Children's in late March. Depending on his strength at that time, we may be spending some time at Marionjoy (a rehab facility). One step closer to home.
Please continue to keep our sweet Aidan in your prayers. I will continue to keep you updated as I am able.
Thank you for all of the Valentines Wheaton Montessori School!
Enjoy your weekend.