Aaron's Hyper IgM Journey

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Our scare from Aaron

Aaron started vomiting for an unknown reason Sunday night and stopped breathing for a few seconds. We ended up in the ER and then in the hospital. We are on day 3 right now and looking to stay one more night. Aaron is doing quite well despite the fact that he can't move more than 3 feet because he is hooked up to oxygen and an O2sat meter. Now that the scare is over, we are making the most of our time here. Aaron tries to break free daily. He managed to pull out his IV line and then the nurses decided he could keep it out. He is not so lucky with the oxygen hose stuck in his nose. The nurses have tried to stop his oxygen several times, but his lungs are still not back to normal yet.

Serena has been the true hero. She keeps us entertained. She LOVES the castle downstairs and she is determined to climb up that bean stock everyday. She doesn't believe me when I say it is impossible. We have one more day here and I wouldn't be surprised if I find her at the top tomorrow.

My sister and her girls stopped by. They were visiting from Spokane. It is nice to have visitors here at the hospital. Her girls are adorable. They hadn't been here for a half an hour and they were given free build-a-bears. Wow! What lucky girls.

Aaron is finally catching up on some much needed rest. The oxygen/sat machine beeps all night and we get very little sleep. He is also exhausted from screaming in protest whenever anyone puts on the gloves (he knows something is about to happen to him). The loudest I have heard him so far is when the respiratory therapists tried to clear out the mucus in his nose so he can breath. I call them the "torture team" since you would have thought strapped him down and stuck needles in him with the howls he was making.

It is easy to make light of all this now that he is in good spirits and doing well, but he really gave us quite the scare. We are so happy that our little guy is healthy and happy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Playing at the library

The library had really fun games and we played with trains for an hour. Serena had the longest train and tried to take it around the track, but Aaron's hands kept getting in the way. Aaron thought it was more fun to eat the trains than have them ride the tracks. Aaron also enjoyed pulling lots of books off the shelves and then crawling away to the next aisle. Mommy chased after him putting the books back and keeping track of her little boy. Serena found lots of great books to read. She really liked the pop up books.

Aaron Swimming Lessons

After 4 weeks of floating and turning over and drinking too much water, Aaron has it all figured out. He still whimpers during lessons with Ms. Kelly, but he laughs and plays with Mommy. He loves the pool! We took him to the pool at the Wilderness Lodge. He splashed his arms and jumped in from the side of the pool all by himself. While swimming along with Mommy, he would put his face in the pool by himself and then laugh. javascript:void(0)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rock Star Living the Dream

Aaron in the background with Serena dancing. This is what we do all day long! Check out the video.

The Whole Family

Aaron has had plenty of attention on this blog and now it is time to turn it over to the rest of the family as well. Serena has been here all summer and is always full of excitement that we would like to share. We hope you all continue to enjoy our blog.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Riding in style

Grandma Cindy just bought Aaron a new car seat and it is super nice! He loves it. He outgrew his infant car seat a while ago and needed a new one. Aaron was also wearing his soccer outfit to help cheer for Daddy's favorite team - Brazil. Too bad they lost. Also check out the teeth.

A hot day at the park