But yesterday there wasn’t much progress. I mean, there was if you look at stability. We didn’t have the wide swings in oxygen that we’ve had, but he also still needed the same amount, we weren’t able to break below 55%, and it was still usually 65-70% oxygen.
So today we added in more blood. The thought is that if he’s got more “boxcars” (blood cells) to carry that oxygen around, his body will do better, because no matter how much oxygen you pump into someone, no blood cell can carry more than 100% oxygen. So more cells means more oxygen. At least we hope that’s the way his body will read it. It worked several years ago.
Aaron is in pretty good spirits. We had about an hour last night where he was very upset, crying, which is not like him at all. It was heartbreaking to hold him as he sobbed. We don’t know why, maybe the steroids, maybe he’s just done being here. But his happy smiles are back, and he’s spent the day watching movies on the TV, and scrunching his face and trying to see past anyone who blocks his view. How like a kid is that?