My little nephew died this morning at 4 months and 4 days old. We were kind of prepared for it, but that doesn't lessen the pain. For all those that don't know about Aiden, he was born with Trisomy 18, which is a genetic defect where he has an extra chromosome. He was born only four pounds, and the doctors said he wouldn't live a week. Well, he came home to my brother Sam and his partner Cindy as happy as can be. He had to be on Oxygen, and he had sleep apnea (stop breathing in your sleep) so he was on a monitor. He had to go into the hospital many times after his big welcome home, but everything seemed fine until this last visit. One doctor said that if he got to that point, that they should let him die and put a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) on his chart, other doctors said he would be fine. I am not sure of the perticulars but he passed away peacefully in his sleep today, the day he was meant to go home from the hospital. If you want to see his MySpace, here is the link: [x]
I love you Aiden, David (my father), Kyle (my cousin) and Grandpapa will watch over you.
R.I.P. Aiden Louis-Evans Harris
10/31/07 - 03/04/08
· Wed Mar 05, 2008 @ 04:24am · 2 Comments