|Seven years apart. He has GROWN!
Yesterday marked seven years since Aaron came home from the NICU. Seven years. Had I been able to look forward to today, I don't think I would have believed it. But I remember how overwhelmingly grateful I was that he was able to come home, that we could bring him here, love him, make memories, feel his sweet spirit.
|Trying to "help" the tech.
They've discontinued his acid reflux med. That one has me a bit concerned, but only a little bit. The thought is that since he's doing so much better on his blended diet, and he's bigger, maybe he won't need it. The med does a great job at reducing stomach acid, but not just in the stomach. It reduces the acidity of the whole body, including the lungs. Oh, yeah, those lungs. One of his two biggest challenges (the other being his heart). And a more acidic environment helps to deter those nasty bugs that love to live, grow and thrive, and make him sick.
|Pool party at school!
This weekend should really show us if it will work. We cut his dose in half for two weeks and then stopped it on Wednesday. It usually takes three to four days after stopping for symptoms to really rev up. So far, so good. I'm not seeing anything different. So yea for better lung health, and yea for one less medication!!
He has his cancer screenings, which came back completely negative. We expected that, but still, when the radiologist came in to do a few of the pictures himself after seeing the initial ones, I was nervous. Aaron thought the slimey stuff was ticklish, and really wanted to help.
|Stretching in the sun.
This next week will bring cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandmas and grandpa. Lots of family, lots of fun. Summer time: easy schedules, lazy days, late nights. Lots of memories.