Friday, November 16, 2007


I know I haven't written in a little bit but life has been just a little too busy for me lately. Sam had a bronchoscopy on Wed. and he handled it like a champ. He was a bit fragile for about 24 hours post but after that he has been doing much, much better. Sam's pulmonology team is really top notch and they take amazing care of him. Since the bronchoscopy I have hardly had to suction Sam. Over the last 3 1/2 weeks or so we had to suction him non-stop. So this procedure was definitely very productive.

I am really excited to say that we did get the appointments with Ramon Cuevas for this upcoming week. So we will be in NJ tomorrow through Fri. I'm not sure if I will have computer access but if I do I will keep updates on Sam doing his Cuevas MEDEK Exercises. So far all of Sam's therapies have been helping him progress. Today he sat up several times for prolonged amounts of time and was able to play with a toy while sitting and maintaining balance. This is a tremendous feat for Sam. The task would be equivalent to you and me juggling while balancing on a high wire. Not easy to do yeah? Sam's disposition is also getting back to normal, sweet and tolerant.

Also another reason why I have not been able to write in some time is because as of Dec. 2 I will be teaching a graduate course and I have been preparing. To be honest I didn't realize what I was getting myself into but I think it will be really good for me. I love the idea of molding fresh young minds (can you see me rubbing my hands together and laughing like the wicked witch of the west hehehe...). The course I will be teaching is Early Intervention with Assistive Technology. How appropriate is that? I am really excited because I think I will be able to give the students something that many of my professors were not able to give me and that is the perspective of the parent and the clinician. Anywho I am off to pack and get ready for NJ.
Happy Thanksgiving...


Eric said...

Oh, I am so happy you got an appointment with Ramon and that Sam is doing so well!!! I knew you would be able to do it. You could sell ice to an eskimo. Great news. I think anything related to grad school is more than anticipated. You are right though- probably will be good for you.

Nicole S.

Anonymous said...

i can't wait to play with Sam.
See you tomorow.
Love MOM

Anonymous said...

good luck with Ramon Cuevas and also with your new job.
Hugs & kisses

Debbie said...

Have a wonderful and busy/productive Thanksgiving girl. Cant' wait to hear all about it. We'll be shlepping off to NJ ourselves and then onto MD. Speak to you soon and give Sam a high five from Amelia!!! Gooooo Sam!!!

Anonymous said...

That is SO awesome! I'm sure you're so happy! So what was in Sam's lungs? old gunk?