At the beginning of 2010, Aiden was experiencing painful GI symptoms which caused severe abdominal pain, internal bleeding, vomiting bile, and multiple diaper changes an hour. Then there was the trip to Children’s Hospital in Boston, seizure, serious lung issues, removal of his j-tube, many, many tests, surgeries, and 4+ months spent in and out of the hospital away from home. What a way to start the year!
As always, Aiden is full of surprises for us and 2010 ended on a somewhat similar note. On the last day of the year, Aiden got x-rays of his hips and left leg. He has clearly been favoring and dragging his left leg when he walks, so our Doctor recommended some x-rays. They did not show any breaks or fractures, but his walk is definitely not normal. There are a number of other possibilities, including a pulled muscle, fluid ‘pockets’ and swelling in the joints, and several other things, but at this point we will have to wait and see. He will most likely need an ultrasound of his hips next week to rule out a couple of possibilities.
Despite all of Ethan and Evan’s ‘stunts,’ other than a few bumps and scratches they have (thankfully!) had no major issues.
How to characterize 2010? It went from brutal to hopeful. It was a long year and we are glad to have it behind us. Let’s see what 2011 brings!
Happy New Year!