Considering how this past week has been one piece of good news after the other, so I am really sad to tell you that Aaron died this afternoon. Kay called to tell me, as she was on her way back to the hospital. The doctors in the ICU in Xian did everything they could and from what I understand there were so many things that were wrong and he was not responding to the treatment. We found out that he might have had cerebral palsy (they were not able to do a CT scan because he was intubated and on a respirator) and a congenital heart defeat that even the orphanage did not know about. We were trying to take care of one thing at a time hoping that he would get stronger to take care of the rest. The doctors think that his heart was so weak that it was just unable to handle the stress and gave out, their way of explaining things.
It is always a difficult experience to deal with this kind of situation because you want all the babies to get better and have a good chance at survival but this was not to be. I am so glad that we were able to take care of him and to provide all the things he needed right up to the end. I feel somewhat relieved that he has returned to Heavenly Father and that he is no longer suffering.
Please keep him in your prayers tonight and also Kay who has had quiet a traumatic experience. I am so grateful for her strength and her ability to do what I would have had to do if I was at home. She was Aaron's mom for the past two weeks and took the best care of him that she could. I know he felt her love for that time of his short life. That makes me feel good considering what could have happened.
At peace with God's plan for Aaron,