Friday, April 18, 2008


I am sorry for not posting in so long. This week has been beyond busy, busy, busy...

Monday morning I woke up on a mission to make sure Duke University knows they are taking Sam in for Stem Cell infusion. I called only 30 times until I finally spoke to the person in charge. Sweet, sweet women, I kind of felt bad that she had to deal with me. I started off by telling her who I was as she has only spoken to my father-in-law and Scott. Then I start hysterical crying telling her that the fate of my son is in her hands, I'm hanging on by a thread PLEASE just give me a potential date that you are thinking about getting us in there. So she tells me hopefully sometime in August. OK (sigh), August is good, tomorrow is better but August is good, we'll take August.

The rest of the week consisted of a lot of running, Sam's therapy, planning and organizing for Passover.

Did I mention we got a new car??? Sam loves it, which is more than I can say for myself. I like it, but hmmmmmm.... not really what I thought I'd be driving EVER.
OK folks, are you ready to see it. Here it is The Leshin Family Truckster!

Oh and last weekend was Mama Leshin's 60Th Birthday party. It was a lot of fun and it felt great to get dressed up and go out. Scott and I became a little over zealous and drank too much, but it was nice.

And yes, I got fat. I am not ashamed to say that I gained 8 pounds being stuck in the hospital eating chopped liver and pastrami from 2nd ave Deli heheheh... Sooooo good YUM. And now I am on my diet health kick, yogurt, egg white omelets and lots of exercise. I am already down 3 pounds. Go me YAY!


kristi said...

Gosh, how stressful.....I hope August comes soon for you all!

Nicole said...

Yes, August is good. We like August. And I always pictured you as a minivan mom...
Love, Nicole S.

Anonymous said...

Carrie, "Minivan Mom"
Why not? I love it.

It will be August before you know, and you will be on your way to lovely North Carolina in the minivan.
hope to see you soon.
love, mom

Barbara said...

Oh my God! You went Minivan! I don't know if I will ever look at you the same again! :-)

By the way, you look great in the photo, always smiling so big!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie!!!
I always am checking "Sam's world" and love how consistent you are at keeping us all in tune with "Carries world" too! I am so interested in the Duke study and can't wait to hear about Sam's outcome. Happy Pesach!
P.S. the truckster is HOT!
Alyssa Penson

Debbie said...

Uch, August in North brother went to Duke and we would take him back to school in August...but dang it, that's awesome.

And for those of you out there looking in awe at the black minivan -- it is a sweet ride and FYI -- Carrie can even parallel park the big thing.

Go you for dieting! I went to the gym 4x's last week! Go me too!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi- i am so happy that duke will see you in Aug. it will be here before you know it! I love the minivan- it is amazing how we change- who the hell thought any of us would be driving a minivan! By the way- you look great- you are so beautiful- i love the family pics you sent- gorgeous!
Love- deb k.

Dani said...

Hi Carrie, I just saw your comment on our old blog for our daughter Gracie. I never check it anymore so I am sorry I haven't responded! I read Sam's story, he is so handsome! Your story is so similar to ours. I know August can't come soon enough for you guys. Check out our new site for Gracie at
I will be checking back on Sam's for updates on Duke! BTW...I never imagined myself in a minivan either...but now I am not sure I would have anything else! :-) Hugs!

Vanessa and John said...

ok, Carrie, love ya, but lost a point for the van! HEHEHE! I WANT TO GO TO DUKE TOO!Please email me privately the in's and out's of it all !! Please!

Anonymous said...


Hi, I found your blog when I did a search for CME therapy. My 17 month old daughter has hypotonia following a stroke that she had at 3 months old from as a result of a heart condition. Can you give me the info for the PT that does your CME therapy? We live in Phoenix and plan to come to NY for some training/therapy for our daughter. Thanks!
Beth Bobier