Day 45 Thursday, 29 June, 2006

Superman party in room 1041! This gala celebration of Christopher’s 3rd birthday is the first opportunity for Christopher and Michaela to see dad since pre-ICU days. Grandpa Metz dons a red cape, billowing in the sanitary breeze of the HEPA filter. Michaela holds dad’s hand and says he looks really handsome. Christopher doesn’t want to wear the face mask (so Aaron puts one on) and digs in to a superman chocolate cake like nothing was out of the ordinary at all.

The ultrasound scan of the tingly left arm reveals a small clot but nothing to account for the numbness, so an MRI is scheduled. Prior to the MRI, the IV lines are disconnected. By the end of the scan, Aaron realizes that the arm is suddenly functional. The main purpose of the disconnected IV was to supply food. Now that Aaron can eat, the decision is easy: Leave the line out.

Aaron stands up on his own and takes 3 real steps without help.

There is discussion that Aaron may go home for a short break before the next round of poison begins.

Author: a. c. boydston

Aaron is Alive!

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