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!
June 15, 2015 at 12:06 pm
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.
June 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm
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.
June 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm
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!!
June 15, 2015 at 9:38 pm
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! ❤
June 16, 2015 at 12:32 am
That is awesome news about Sam. I have been wondering how he was progressing – yippee!
June 16, 2015 at 1:35 am
Wow amazing news. So happy for you and your family.
June 16, 2015 at 7:18 am
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.
June 16, 2015 at 11:21 am
What wonderful news about Sammy!! I can’t even imagine….much love to your family!
June 16, 2015 at 2:32 pm
Still thinking and sending prayers for you all. Go Sammy!!
June 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm
Yay! I’m glad he continues to heal and I hope you all continue to be well as caregivers.