Ups and Downs

On Friday, we learned that Aidan is now in remission and that we will be starting phase two of his chemo in two weeks. As you can imagine we were ecstatic.

Unfortunately, today Aidan is back in the hospital. He was having a bit of a fever the past couple days, then it ended up getting as high as 104.8. The Doctor is doing cultures on his blood from his arm, from his catheter and on his urine. He has a CT scan of his belly and nothing was abnormal. He also had to have a blood transfusion because his hemoglobin was low as well as a ton of fluid since he was dehydrated and his electrolytes were low.

As of now we are just waiting on the results of the cultures. He may have an infection around his catheter (which is very bad), a blood infection or a virus. The soonest he will be out of the hospital is Monday.

We really could use prayers.

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Aidan is a beautiful, creative, quirky, 5 year old boy. He has a passion for drawing and monsters. On September 13, 2010 he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Here is where we share his story.
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3 Responses to Ups and Downs

  1. Nathan says:

    Hello,
    I hope your little boy is ok. My little boy was diagnosed with AML in 2008. He was treated with aggressive Chemo, got to remission, but relapsed. He then had more Chemo and a Stem Cell Transplant. He is now back in remission and we hope and pray he stays that way. Reading your blog reminds me of some of the things we went through and I just wanted to tell you that there is life at the other end of it. I hope you manage to fund the treatment, I am so grateful that I live in the UK and have a National Health Service. Cancer is stressful enough without having to fund treatment.
    Take Care.

  2. susan ackman says:

    My husband and I just finished reading about Aiden and we were truly touched. I am a nurse and I work on Bone Marrrow transplant unit and unfortunatley I see many children pass through my unit for transplants. We just purchased two paintings and we will keep him in our prayers. May God bless your family and be with you each step of the way. I will read his blog often and you will be in my thoughts daily.

  3. Debbie Roman says:

    Hello Aidan and Family,

    My son is the age of your mom 27 and has been fighting cancer for the past 5 1/2 yrs. He’s been in the hospital for the past 5 months and is a true inspiration to many. Just Like YOU!!!!! I’ve added Aidan to my Prayer list.

    To help with your financial situation, you may be able to get medicaid for Aidan. This has helped Ryan. What his insurance doesn’t pay medicaid picks up 100%. He has a share of cost and has to meet a set amount per month and if he does they pick it up. You have to pay nothing. It’s worth checking out. Contact your local Social Security office and they can help. Contact the company that makes his Chemo drugs, they also have programs that help with financial support.

    Keep on drawing Aidan…..You are touching so many. Mom and Dad, I can tell your very special parents. Aidans very lucky to have you and your entire family fighting for him.

    God Bless,

    Debbie Roman

    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ryanroman

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