His lungs are weak, he needs oxygen to breathe, he is confined to the bed and he cannot accept food by mouth.
His growth and development has been interrupted and severely slowed down with his ailments.
Just like any other baby born into this world, baby Aiden and his twin brother were the long awaited first rays of sunshine into their parents' lives. They were extremely precious.
So Aiden cannot be fed by mouth in fear of choking and instead he is fed through a tube into his stomach. On one side his Mum spends her lifetime loading his feeds into his tube every hour shutting her heart from the tears and pleas of his twin brother. On the other side, baby Aiden is coughing away with his weakened lungs, crying and vigorously sucking away at his fingers wondering why he is denied food by mouth.
As a result of continuous hospitalisation and incomplete recovery, 5month old baby Aiden did not learn to hold his neck up or sit or even hold toys. But midst all this pain, his smile is what keeps his parents going. His parents have exhausted all their financial resources ever since the Pediatric ICU has became Aiden's home from September 2016.
His line of problems did not seem to stop there either. When feeds were byepassed through the tube, doctors found out that even normal saliva in the mouth seems to pool, cause choking and clog his lungs. His lungs succumbed to this and now he needs permanent oxygen support.
Doctors list his problems as oesophageal dysmotility with gastroesophageal reflux and chronic lung disease. In normal words, he can't breathe free, he can't feed and thanks to all this he can't move around. The life of his parents and his brother have changed dramatically as baby Aiden is still hospitalized.
Our prayers could work miracles, and whatever little help we can do can make a big difference to their lives. Please help.
Funds can be of great help in his prolonged ICU stay, maintaining oxygen support using the costly oxygen concentrator for him at home thereafter and for the rent of the expensive feeding apparatus they need to push feeds through tube directly into the stomach. Baby Aiden needs to grow to outgrow his problems, which is the only hope for this baby who tolerates immense pain and yet smiles at you.