Friday, June 22, 2007

What's new?

I decided to take the plunge and starting posting our life for all to see because I know so many of our friends and family want to know "What's new with Sam?" I know it is hard for most people to imagine how emotionally draining that question is especially when you have a child with as many compromises as we do. So I think I am ready to start letting more people in to share our experiences good and bad through this blog. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Yesterday we took Sam to an osteopathic movement treatment center in the Bronx. Apparently these doctors feel that certain manipulations can help a child or an adult achieve there maximal potential. I guess it is like cranio sacral therapy but on a different level. This particular doctor felt like Sam could benefit greatly from this treatment. So along with the 20 other specialists we are taking Sam too here is another one to add to our list. Sam is doing pretty well considering all of his obstacles. He has been managing his secretions better, which basically means he has not turned blue from drowning on his own saliva for a while. Sam's head and neck strength is definitely improving. He is not yet sitting up but we know in time he will get there. Cognitively I have to say Sam is pretty smart. He is following directions, making choices, starting to vocalize a psuedo "no" and has a very specific vocalization for "more." I know that is amazing for any 10 1/2 month old, but what do you expect with a mom who's an SLP.


jch said...

Hey, we're tuning in. Can't wait to hear more of what's going on in your world. Thanks for letting us in on it. praying...

Aunt Andrea said...

Hey - this is a wonderful way to relieve some of the daily obsticles - and stresses of your so complicated lives.

I think that this a a great way to share and have us learn and understand about our precious SAM !

We have never doubted that our little man is Smart and talented. Your both great teachers and most of all MOM & DAD !
Luckily Sam has 2 of the most wonderful smart and talented parents to learn from -and share his life !
With all of that said - I look forward to hearing and seeing his great progress - And know we are all so loving and proud of you all! That is one lucky kid to have chosen you 2 for his parents -

Alise said...

What a great idea! Thank you for taking the time to include us in your already busy lives.

Im glad to hear there are so many different therapies to help our little man achieve his full potential.


IRIT said...

what a good idea.
thank you for making us able to follow Sam's progress.we 're all praying for him and of course WE WILL BE patient to the technologically challenged you started.
Love & kisses from Israel.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for letting me in on what's going on in your lives. It sounds like Sam is making incredible strides. Thank your for sharing some of your stories and knowledge with me. Thinking about you, scott and sam daily.

jackie said...

Dear Carrie,

Sam is a very lucky guy to have you as his mom. His amazing achievements over the past few months are a testament to your strong will and determination to ensure he has access to the best medical care possible. I pray that his future achievements exceed your wildest expectations. The story of his first few weeks touched my heart and I look forward to reading updates.

Edi said...

Thank you Carrie. I think about you guys all the time. I look forward to staying informed on him. I still hope to make it to Brooklyn to see you guys. Sam is adorable! Wishing him all the sucess in the world.

Aunt Meri said...

Thank you for giving us a way to follow Sam's progress. I admire your strength and as always I'm so proud of you. I am so confident that you, Scott and Sam can accomplish anything you set your minds to. You are my hero and I love you. XOXO

Jenny said...

Thank you for letting us into your world. I know it's not easy and you don't always have time to let everyone know about Sam's progress,but I'm sure we all appreciate you sharing a little each chance you get.You guys are wonderful people and amazing parents. We love and miss you. xoxo

Mimi and Poppy said...

Mimi and Poppy said... .What a great idea!!As always we enjoy knowing as much as possible about Sam. You are truly amazing, Carrie. We know that Sam has the best parents. He will continue to thrive and amaze us. We love him soo much.