Well, we thought Aaron was so tired from spending 30 hours off the ventilator; that may have been part of the reason for his tiredness, but I don’t believe it was the total reason. After a chest Xray today, we found out Aaron has pneumonia again. Obviously, this isn’t the best news we’ve had, BUT there are many things to be thankful for. As I told Aaron, this bout of pneumonia is being addressed and medicated so much earlier than the last time he had it. He had a very high fever last time; this time he doesn’t (as least so far). He doesn’t feel poorly like he did the last time, he’s just really tired. As long as he can be treated successfully at Select, he won’t have to be transported to the hospital, like he did the last time, when he ended up having to go to Hahnemann. Yep, many things to be grateful for. So that’s what we are going to focus on; the positives, not the negatives.
Aaron had many visitors today and he didn’t sleep through one of their visits! Jaime was the first visitor, then her mom showed up (which was really a great surprise to Aaron as she lives near Philadelphia and her visit was not in the least expected – thanks, Sue!), then I showed up and the party started. (No, not really, but it sounded good.) Later in the day Aunt Den came, Jaime left for the day and then the Wood family arrived (Mammaw, Pappaw, Aunt Diane, Uncle Pete and Aunt Barb). Aunt Den and I skipped out of Select for a little while so Aaron could visit with his family. When I returned to Select alone (Aunt Den went home), I was parking my car and saw Terry and Candy in the parking lot. When the three of us got to Aaron’s room, the Woods were preparing to leave, so Terry, Candy and I visitied with Aaron for a while. So, as you can see, there were visitors pretty much all day for Aaron…..and even with pneumonia, he handled the revolving door to his room very well and was happy to see everybody.
We will keep you up to date on Aaron’s run-in with pneumonia. Hopefully he can kick it without too much difficulty. Please pray for his strength and recovery. Thank you so much!