The life of a not so average girl doing not so average things.

Aiden Needs Your Prayers

*Aiden is my cousin. He’s still just a kid, not much older than LittleMan. This is really scary for his immediate family, us(his extended family), and of course himself. We would all really appreciate any prayers or good thoughts you could take time for. Thank you. There are many good things that I will take time to blog about later, but Aiden takes precedent. The following is an email from my Aunt Dana.


Hi everyone,


First off, don’t necessarily share this with your children.  We don’t know what it is and are not ready for anyone to (kids) to start asking him about it.  If Aidan brings it up with them….then it is fine.


We had a pretty bad scare in the night last night.


Brief description:  Garret was still up and heard something coming from Aidan’s room that made him check on him.  At 1:30 his  breathing was unusual and we tried to wake him but could not.  We tried for a total of up to 20 or 30 minutes before he began to show signs of trying to wake up.  He was completely not responding to us.  After the first 5 minutes or so we called 911 and the ambulance came to get him.  During that time Steve got him down from the top bunk and sat on the bottom bed holding him and we still could get no reaction.  The dispatcher said to lay him flat on the floor while waiting so Steve carried him down the stairs and put him on the floor while we waited.  He began opening his eyes occasionally but still did not respond or seem to be looking at anything.  He then at some point maybe 20 minutes into it tried to stand up so Steve walked him to the sofa and he continued to be out of it.  I’ll spare the rest of those details other than that he did not wake up while the paramedics were checking him out.  Once in the ambulance he very slowly did wake up and by the time we were at the hospital could answer questions and wanted to know why he needed to go to the hospital.


Why?  We don’t know.  It could have been a seizure or just a very deep sleep.  We were told to take him home and let him sleep.  We might have been comfortable with that ~ but after I woke up this morning, I was down stairs and heard him moaning and making some of the same strange noises that he made last night and again, would not wake to my voice or touch.  This time I let him sleep and kept checking on him.  He eventually woke but seemed disoriented and had a bad headache.  He would lay down and sleep some more and then try again to wake up.  He then after  a while came downstairs to watch tv and get his mind off of it and continued to dose on and off.  After about an hour the headache was not so severe but we did finally give him some Tylenol.


The plan:  The doctor wants to see him on Monday and they may decide to run further tests.  In the meantime we are rather uncomfortable with the idea of letting him go back to sleep.


Prayer Request:  Please pray that it does not happen again and for his safety.  Also pray for the doctor to be able to determine what it is and to know what to do about it.  We aren’t even exactly sure how to pray….but please pray!


Thanks for listening….and thanks for praying.


We love you all!


Dana & Steve and family



P.S.  You can share this with others (adults) as we are asking for prayer!


One response

  1. Dinoman

    This is the medical person in me not being able to leave things alone. I’d suggest asking for a neurologist appointment and a sleep study, if it’s not being done already. Will definitely be in my prayers.

    February 21, 2011 at 14:50

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