Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We Miss Aidan

    This is the worst day of my life. After Aidan coded he was only "down" for a short while but unfortunately Aidan suffered a traumatic brain injury from which he will not recover. Last night the doctors gave Aidan a CAT scan and it showed heavy brain trauma and swelling. We went home to the Ronald McDonald House and tried to sleep and calling the hospital throughout the night worrying about Aidan.
    Today Aidan had a Electroencephalography EEG and the results were very bad. Afterwards the Attending from Neurology department did an evaluation of his reflexes then took us to the Family Consult room and told us the news Aidan is Brain Dead and has no lower or higher brain function. So essentially he passed away 9/10/07 but it will take until tomorrow to actually declare him legally dead. We have chosen to donate Aidan's Organs after he is officially declared brain dead so they are doing there best to keep him around so he can "gift life" to other sick babies in need of a transplant.
    We know everyone that reads this blog loves Aidan as much as we do will be secure in the fact that we will carry on. The next year will be hard for me and Laura and we will continue to post our thoughts and prayers for Aidan on this blog. We will need your support and prayers over the next few days. Although we feel there is no chance Aidan will come back from this we are still praying for a miracle and even if God doesn't grant us a miracle we know Aidan will be in his bosom. We had the priest come and gave Aidan last rights. We will keep you informed if there are any changes but please pray for us in our time of need.


Anonymous said...

Mikey and Laura~

A Symbol of Hope
A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish it could have stayed...
We feel lucky to have seen it.

All though it was for way too short a time you both are fortunate to have experienced the love that only a child can bring, which will stay in your hearts forever

He’s up there with my mom, you know shell take real good care of him

I love you both

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike, terribly sorry to hear about this loss... :( He'll be in a better place soon free or surgery stress and struggle for life... You've done your best as a father staying by his side through this ordeal...

Anonymous said...

No words can describe the sorrow and heartbreak I feel for you. You had your little angel for a little while and now he will be in glory with our Father waiting to see you again someday. Take comfort in knowing you did everything you could for Aidan. God comfort you now in your hour of indescribable need. Judy

Anonymous said...

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you."
2 Thessalonians 3:16


Anonymous said...

sorry to hear that bud, unimaginable.


Anonymous said...

I love you all so very very much!!! And if there was anyway that i could do anything for you guys you know i wouldn't think twice about it. It's not fair you two are 2 of the most amazing parents that i know. We're still praying for all of you. Oh i just don't know what i can say i wish i could take it all away and make it all better please just know how much you mean to us and we will do anything to help you xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox


Anonymous said...

Allen and I are so deeply saddened for you and your entire family. You are both awesome parents and I don't think you could have loved him more!(and always will). Although his time here was far too short, he brought you just so much joy. Again, we are so sorry, call us anytime for anything...please
Love Kerry and Allen

Clement said...

Wow Mike I'm really sorry to hear that... you're a really great guy, you didn't deserve this.

valleyhibiscus.com said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know we had talked before on IRC and mentioned I had a nephew in almost the same situation. God bless you and your family. If you need someone to talk to, send me a message.


Anonymous said...

We can't even being to understand the pain the two of you are going through right now. We've monitored Aidan's progress since the beginning and its breaks our hearts to hear this tragic news. We don't understand how such a thing could happen to two wonderful parents. Anthony and I send out to you our deepest an most heart felt condolences to you both.

Love: Frannie & Anthony.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear this Mike, please please accept myself & Christine's deepest condolences.


Anonymous said...

This dear little baby touched all of our lives. Mike and Laura, although this does make up for your despair, you both are heroes for your vigilance, unfailing devotion and ability to advocate for Aidan's medical care (even in the most difficult of times). May God bless and comfort you in the darkest of moments. Aidan's remarkable journey is not over; he will ascend to a higher place and watch over you both as only a angel can.
Karen and Kaylin

Anonymous said...

Oh man... i'm sorry for your loss guys. My best wishes and hopes for the future.


Me said...

Mikey and Laura..
I heard the horrible news and Im so sorry. It all seemed so optimistic then everything does a complete 180. It will be hard but you both are very strong and have amazing hearts. Good will come to you both. Love you guys..Im very sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mike and Laura:
Billy and I are so very sorry for the loss of Aidan. I've seen many pictures of him and he is adorable.
At least now you know he is pain free and in a better place. You guys did everything you possibly could for him and you know he loved you very much for that.
We know your pain will stay with you for a very long time.
We do hope to see you guys soon.

Love, Cathy and Billy

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow i love you both.


Anonymous said...

i have no words for you because you know how much i love all of you. you know i'm here to talk, cry, anything ... always. // kl

Anonymous said...

i don't know the words in english to say my sorow. But i still hope, i still pray. Keep it up ppl.

Anonymous said...

Mike and Laura, im so sorry guys, i know it will be hard for ya and everyone will do anything we can for ya, i only got to see aiden once and since then i loved that little guy, hes in my memory and my heart always, and im terribly sorry for ya. but as Gin said, Hes up there with our mom, so he'll be in good hands =)

Peace and Love to both of ya

Anonymous said...

Man this really sucks. Please accept my condolences :(


Anonymous said...

oh, thats really bad, sorry to about this.. deep condolences


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Unknown said...

mike and laura- iam so sorry i know that doesnt make it better trust me i know if you guys need anything please ask me aiden has the best angel ever i love you guys love, jaime heeney

Anonymous said...

Being myself a father of 3, nothing can prepare you for a loss of a child. I can't even begin to imagine how it must feel for both your families and yourselves during this time, as it tears me up inside just thinking about it.

Thank you for sharing your life, and your incredible love for your son, with your online friends. It's pretty rare that someone such as yourself opens your home, and heart, so we too may experience what you do, through good and bad. Although Aidan's life was short, you did absolutely everything a good parent could do for him, and you can't give more than that. Through your love, he will always be remembered.


Anonymous said...

Being a father of two I can not even imagine what your going through. Your story has brought me to tears on several occasions and I am extremely sorry for your loss.


Anonymous said...

Dear Mike and Laura,
Words can not express the sadness that I feel regarding your loss. I know in my heart that you both were the best parents Aidan could have ever had in this world. I give you so much credit for all that you did for him. May the Lord keep him in his glory. May the Lord also give you both the strenght that you need in this difficult time.
Take care,
May the Lord be with you,
Sofia (Brian's sister in law)

Momma said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. If you ever need anything, just let me know!

Love yous

Anonymous said...


There isn't anything to say, except I'm sorry, and I will be praying for you guys over the next year. Lots of love,


Anonymous said...

My condolences go out to your and your family kiczek.

At least we know that Aidan is in a better place now, as well as in our hearts. =(

Evelyn Castro de Somoza said...

Michael and Laura, we´re so sorry, things are like that, and you did all your possible, Aidan is still living in you, and it will last for ever, and all we have been close to your family (Efraín where a few months visiting Alex P. on NY), will be in pray for him and to ask strength for you. Remember he is a so much pure soul, and a so pure heart, that God call to him to his presence, to be an angel.
Evelyn and Efraín Somoza
El Salvador,