On Feb 28, 2017 the geneticist suggested that Aidan may have Lysosomal Waste Storage Disease, we didn’t know what to think, as Eric and I had never heard of such a thing before. Then the doctor stepped out to converse with another physician in the practice and Eric and I began doing a little research on our phones. That’s when it hit us. Wow, this was much bigger than the ‘autism’ diagnosis we were expecting. However, we had to remind ourselves that this was what she thought it may be, the testing still had to be done to confirm the diagnosis.
We received the confirmation on March 6, 2017 – MPSIII Type A. I remember Eric calling me at the office and giving me the test results. My heart shattered. No, not our sweet little Aidan. We were both devastated and heartbroken. Heartbroken for Aidan, for what was to come, the pain and suffering; heartbroken for ourselves and the diagnosis of our youngest son; heartbroken for our two big boys and how their lives are going to drastically change. It was and still is an earth shattering diagnosis, that rocks you to your core. Nothing prepares you for the words, “your son is dying and there’s nothing we can do”.
Aidan loves his Oreos on the baseball field. Something as simple as a double stuff cookie can bring such joy to a sweet little boy. He loves his big brothers Christian and Ethan and his best friend Roxie, our family’s boxer
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