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!