Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Edema to the Extreme

I originally was not going to post this but now that our kids have seen him and now that really he is even bigger I decided to post it. This is a picture of Aaron about a week and a half ago. Since this was taken he has added another pound of fluid under that already taught skin. The diapers do not fit around his belly and depending on the day you may or may not see a belly button or even his eyes open. When we rotate him one side of his face will get the majority of the fluid and he won't be able to open that eye but will try to get the other open. He still responds when we are there talking to him which tells us he is still fighting to be here. What a will to live this little one has. He truly inspires me to get through each day!


Sant Family said...

That picture made me cry.

Even though Daniel's birth pictures look like a horror show and it took me years (okay, a decade) to be able to look at them without it sparking a panic attack I am so glad that we took the pictures. Daniel wanted to see them and I was glad we could show them to him.

As awful as it looks now, you will be glad you did it.

You guys are still in my prayers!