Sam's counts continue to rise, and the nutritionist was so pleased with all that he had eaten that she pulled him off his IV nutrition entirely! (It helped that during morning rounds, I could report that he was at that moment eating 3 peaches!)
Emma and Nina arrived early in the morning, with a big hug and lots of huge smiles. Emma helped Sam push his pole (for the last time!) around the floor and they put a puzzle together.
|Be still my heart...|
|Sam and Emma in the "nest"|
|Listening to Robert tell his story, probably asking a question!|
|Sam and Robert|
|The physical therapist wanted to make sure that he was okay to walk the stairs. So far, so good.|
|How handsome is my kid!?|
|In the garden, Sam did a little self-portraiture....|
I keep reminding myself that this is a very long process. All the yucky parts will be repeated. More than one more time. And each time, Sam's reaction and bodily response could be different. But the pinprick of light that I started to see yesterday got just a tiny bit brighter today.
And so we wait.