Monday, December 7, 2009


Where to begin. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Since I last posted we had a tough run in with Sam's feedings again. We changed his feedings to increase his caloric content and nutritional value. Needless to say it did not work and Sam was in a bad way for about a month. Because of his intolerance to the new formula he vomited a lot. At one point he vomited on his bus on the way home from school, aspirated, lost conciousness, and needed to be rushed to the hospital.

We are in a much better place now with Sam. He is doing amazing in school. He is talking using a computer, walking using a special walker, and all of the girls love him in his class (he's the only boy). You know that they say...pimpin ain't easy!

Judah is a Buddah. He is almost six months and weighs about 20 pounds. He is holding his own bottle, pushing up on all fours, crawling backwards and can sit by himself. Go figure... He is a happy little guy that just loves his big brother.

Scott's doing well. He just had someone put in storage units into the garage so he is as happy as can be. He has been organizing ever since. The OCD has kicked in overdrive. Personally I'd rather have light fixtures in my kitchen and dining room... Oh well, pick and choose Carrie, pick and choose.

I am working, working, working, and working. By the way did I mention that I was working. I am happy to be working again. It is very difficult to balance everything but I think I have the swing of things at the moment. I am doing some hours at a local hospital, seeing private patients, and teaching grad classes again. I am almost done with this semester and in 2 weeks I do another semester.

On a side note... Scott touched base with Duke and it looks like we are going back down there in January to use the rest of Sam's stem cells. Apparently there is a high correlation between the amount of cells one uses and an increase in progress. They suggested that we go down there so it looks like we are headed there next month.


Debbie said...

Fantastic! Got it together girrrrrl! I'm glad to hear about Duke. So much good stuff. Don't go away so long -I miss your sassy posts;0)

Anonymous said...

How do you sneak in "walkin with a walker and talking with a computer" in there and not elaborate??? That is freaking amazing! :) I am so proud of him! Man, he has gone a LONG way!!!! I wish we could do the damn stem cells. I even saved samantha's but they said no. I plan on saving all future kiddos and maybe one will match iwth Giuli's eventually. :)