I write with good news. This past week has been good for Aidan!
He had his shunt surgery last week Thursday. So far it has proven successful. He will have another scan this coming Monday to check the status of his ventricles.
My sister has created a blog for Aidan. http://aidanmanning.blogspot.com. If you have a minute, log on and see some pictures from last weekend when Aidan's uncle Matt came for a visit in a hotdog suit. Hilarious!
Aidan has been making good progress. Thankfully, he has been coming out of his cerebellar mutism. Those connections are starting to get reestablished. He is becoming more successful with feeding and is starting to say some more words. Physical therapy is difficult for him, but he is getting stronger everyday.
The MRI of his brain and spine this past Monday demonstrated more tumor regression since the last chemo cycle. Needless to say, everyone is pleased. We have finally been transferred to the oncology unit (it seems like such a milestone considering our first two rounds of chemo were in the ICU and then the neuro unit). As I write, he is in the midst of chemo cycle #3. He will finish this round Sunday morning.
If all continues to go well, Aidan will probably be able to go to rehab next week (midweek sometime). We are so looking forward to that.
Thank you for caring and hoping and praying for our sweet Aidan.
I will keep you updated.
Have a good night