Food: It was a great food day, a great mail day and a great visitors day. Sammy didn't fight his intake of calories once today. In fact he pretty much took his intake by storm and asked for more a few times. It was a pleasure feeding Sam today and so rewarding to see him hungry.
Mail: Sammy got mail not once, but THREE times today! Sammy received over one hundred pieces of mail today and it's just Monday! Sammy got mail from over twelve states. Every letter was amazing and heartfelt. One of the most unexpected letters was from Vice President Joseph Biden. You could have knocked me over with a feather. The letter was genuine and meaningful as he wished Sammy a speedy recovery and told him Sammy was in his prayers. Is it ok for prayers for healing to go viral? I think we've reached that point. From my heart and from my family thanks go not only to our Vice President of the Unites States, but to all the family, friends, friends' of friends and strangers who've taken my Sammy into your hearts and prayers.
|Not mail for the whole floor, just mail for Sammy.|
|We hear a little birdie in the form of our friends at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism made this happen and we love you very much....why yes, that IS a letter from Vice President Joe Biden. To OUR Sam!|
|Someday Sam might be this tall. Okay, who am I kidding? But check out that GRIN!|
Sam's doctors visited and said Sam was doing great. Doc David played peekaboo with Sam for a moment on one of his walks and visited at the end of his day. Good people are always well connected and Doctor David is connected to no less than five people our family knows personally including the president of my congregation. If everyone I know loves and respects Doctor David, and Sammy likes him already, how can we not love him and trust him in his area of expertise?
Walks: Sammy took, not one, not two, but three walks today. TWICE he went all the way downstairs to the lobby with me to cruise the gift shop (we were definitely eyeing that white Bengal tiger), look at the large saltwater fish tank and walk in the sun garden outside Cafe West. In the afternoon Sammy did seven laps around the unit without a single complaint. It was a most amazing day of walks with my son and I even caught a small nap after being up all night with various beeps and whistles while Sammy slept pretty soundly through most of his vitals being checked at midnight and four.
|The hospital has a Healing Garden that is accessible to patients. It is lovely.|
|Nemo AND Dory live in this tank. How cool is that?|
So I bless you all for your prayers of already healed, the supreme blessings you all represent in my life and share my infinite love and gratitude with you all for being part of my life.