August 27, 2008
Today was a busy day for Aiden. Heather, Aiden's representative from Regional Center came to visit and see first hand how well he's doing. Regional Center helps Aiden obtain services and special equipment for his needs. Heather also donated blood at Aiden's blood drive a few weeks ago.
Dr. Mathern came in this morning around 10:00 AM and said that Aiden passed his clamp test and the drain would be taken out. Around 1:00 PM, a neurosurgery resident came in and removed the bandage and the drain. The incision looks better than I thought it would. It looks like it will heal very nicely. I counted 36 staples. At 3:30 PM, we took Aiden down for a CT scan to make sure everything looked okay after the drain had been out for a few hours. I posted pictures on the "photos" page on his website.
A doctor on the floor said the CT looked okay to her but Dr. Mathern would have to make the final call, so we won't know for sure until tomorrow.
Grandma Fran and John came by to visit in the evening. Since Aiden is not hooked up to anything but a pulse oximeter, we were able to hold him. It was heavenly!