Aidan was born on 23rd March 2007. We almost lost him at birth due to infection caused by meconium (he had passed motion in the womb)... but being the fighter that he is, he recovered and has been well since birth with the occasional flu here and there.
In early March of this year, Aidan had the flu and was warded as his chest was very congested. The doctor did a blood test and discovered that Aidan’s platelets were very low. Although Aidan was discharged from hospital after 5 days, we kept going back weekly for blood tests only to find the platelets still low. After 3 weeks, we decided to get a second opinion and went to our trusted Pediatrician who did a blood test and then insisted that we see a Pediatric Oncologist at Subang Jaya Medical Center (SJMC).
On 29th April 2009 Aidan was diagnosed with Leukemia – AML M7. Amazingly, God had already prepared Jacob and myself (Pam), Aidan’s parents, for this diagnosis simply through our morning devotion. Our devotion is based on Our Daily Bread and that day's verse was
“Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity
- Job 2:10”
As soon as Aidan was diagnosed, we gave thanks to God that Aidan had been diagnosed at an early stage. Our God is a good God indeed. On 30th April the verse for the day was
“I am with you always, even to the end of the age - Matthew 28:20”
This gave us the assurance that God would be with us through this journey.
This blog is meant to be a source
of encouragement to all who read it.
Our prayer is that Aidan’s illness &
journey will be a blessing to many...