Thursday, October 05, 2006

Aaron An

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,



Anonymous said...

Amanda and Kay, I'm so sorry to hear aboub Aaron. I just want you to know that I read you blog every day and feel like I know your babies well. It is a loss for all of us. You will be in my prayers. Thanks for all that you do for the littlest of these. Christy

catbertie said...

Amanda, Kay and all the little one....we'll mourn your loss here and hold you up in prayer through this difficult time. Isn't it wonderful to know that Aaron is dancing with Jesus now!!! Keeping that in mind will help during periods of sadness.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about Aaron An. Dear little boy had such a short life on earth. I am so grateful for all that you all did for him and all the little angels. I will keep you in my prayers.

TBG Happenings said...

I am so sorry to hear about Aaron. We will keep you, those who work with you and all the babies in our prayer.

Anonymous said...

Amanda -

Many, many hugs and prayers for you all in the wake of Aaron's death. My sweet Daddy died in July and is wonderful with children...maybe he and Aaron ar hanging out together now. :)

You all provided what Aaron needed...he knew that he was loved and cared for. Hang in there and special thoughts and hugs for Kay. Please know you did a wonderful job!