Aidan was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, on December 19, 2009 after a very brief illness. He endured multiple surgeries and five rounds of high dose chemotherapy.
Our sweet, very brave boy lost his battle and went to heaven on July 30, 2010. He was 3 years old.
Please follow Aidans journey through the blog entries below.
We will contine to share stories, post pictures and make memories in his honor. Aidan will forever be remembered.

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Aidan Update 5/31

Hello friends,

Again, I write from Children's. Aidan was admitted to the ICU this afternoon. Upon waking this morning, he was vomitting blood. Already today, they have transfused blood and platelets. When a patient is actively bleeding, they run a lab to test clotting times. Aidan's were double what they should be (meaning it is taking him a lot longer for his blood to clot). Of course, this puts him at risk of bleeding anywhere. So, we are in the ICU to have him closely monitored. No one has given us a clear reason as to why the elevated level. I'm sure that there will be many more tests run tomorrow.

His chemo cycle a couple of weeks ago went well. It was, thankfully, uneventful this time. He will have another full MRI on 6/14 and will go to stem cell transplant shortly thereafter.

Please keep Aidan in your prayers. We are hoping for a very short stay here in the ICU.

I will update you as I am able.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mother's Day

I wanted to share some pictures of Aidan
from Mother's Day at Uncle Dan's.
Aidan's fighting spirit shines through ...

Aidan, Kitty and Ron

Had to post one with Gram too!

When he laughs it makes my heart smile.
He has always been a ham for the camera!

Look at the sweet face and all his peach fuzz!
Please keep Aidan, Kitty, Ron
and our enitre family in your prayers.
Aidan still has a long fight ahead I have
hope and faith he will beat this.
Lots of Love- Patty

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Aidan Update 5/13

Good morning friends,

I write from Children's. Aidan is in for his 5th round of chemo. Currently, he is in the procedure suite for his routine audiogram (one of the chemo agents he receives is ototoxic, so his hearing is monitored closely).

Aidan has had a couple of very good weeks at home. He has been happy and feeling really well. We were able to have a couple of fun outings...Mother's Day at his uncle Dan's and he was even able to attend his favorite music class. So much fun! It is nice when we can provide some normalcy for him.

We will be in the hospital through the weekend. Hopefully, we will not experience any complications this time and can go home on Sunday. Aidan's 3rd birthday is on Monday and we would love to celebrate at home.

Please keep sweet Aidan in your prayers. I will be in touch.