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Week One is DONE – And an Update!


I finished up my first week of “Marathons for Sammy” on Friday.  It was a good week – not GREAT – but definitely good!  Stats are there if you care at all  😉

In case you’re wondering, Sam is doing GREAT!  We got devastating news a week ago this past Friday (docs said he’d never wake up) but then Sammy started kicking it into overdrive.  HE IS AWAKE!  Even better, he is starting to stand for longer and longer every day (up to 3 minutes, 45 seconds yesterday), moves his arms and legs and head etc., SMILES, laughs, talks, and can eat anything he wants now!  My aunt keep reminding everyone that he is far from healed and has a long road ahead of him, but all that matters to me is that he is on the road!

It sounds like they will likely be moving Sam to my fair city for rehabilitation.  This is great news for SK and me, and my other cousins and second cousins and aunt and uncle who live here.  It is further away from home for my Aunt K and Uncle D, so that’s tough.  But I think my aunt is looking forward to being closer to so much family.  SK has decided to skip her NYC internship and stay with us longer – which we are very excited about!  Her internship here is letting her stay on as long as she wants and she wants to stay close to Sam until she has to go back to school (only 45 minutes from here).

So – things are good!  But you know, I always thought he’d wake up and recover.  I honestly am not surprised.  When I got the call a week ago that he would never wake up, I was DEVASTATED and in total shock and disbelief.  I’ve just always thought he needed time to recover and get back to his life.  He’s doing that!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

10 thoughts on “Week One is DONE – And an Update!

  1. I am beyond excited for all the good news about Sam! I truly hope he continues to improve and that you enjoy having him close to you for his rehabilitation! I know it’s not ideal for everyone in the family, but I am excited for you and SK to get to spend time with Sam and support him through his long road to recovery.

  2. I’m so happy to hear that Sammy is beating the doctors’ expectations and recovering so well already. I hope that he continues on this trajectory and he gets back to 100% as soon as possible.

  3. Omg! How wonderful! I am so so so glad to hear about Sam!! That’s so fabulous! I’m glad he’ll be in a place with so much family around!!

  4. SUCH great news. I’ve been following this a bit on CB and I’m just so happy that he has woken up and improving daily! ❤

  5. That is awesome news about Sam. I have been wondering how he was progressing – yippee!

  6. Wow amazing news. So happy for you and your family.

  7. I was so excited to hear this news! It blows my mind that a doctor could deliver such devastating news one day, and then within hours, it’s like a flip switched and he’s been improving ever since. So thankful that he’s got such a wonderful, supportive family who has stuck by him and knew his body just needed some time. I think of him and your family often.

  8. What wonderful news about Sammy!! I can’t even imagine….much love to your family!

  9. Still thinking and sending prayers for you all. Go Sammy!!

  10. Yay! I’m glad he continues to heal and I hope you all continue to be well as caregivers.

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