Sam woke up and asked for a banana. Progress!
Then he asked for yogurt and cereal. Woo hoo!
(I love the way these simple food items can make not only me, but our whole team of nurses, doctors and nutritionists cheer. I love how they all feel so invested in Sam's well-being. I'm kinda in love with our new resident who doesn't know us from before but can tell that the rest of the team cares so deeply...so he does too.)
Sam tends to get a little bit "stuck" in the way that he's feeling and not test out the possibility that he could be feeling better...so when I said it was a good idea to go for a walk, he said, "no, it will make me feel yucky." How do you convince him....maybe it WON'T make you feel yucky this time and it's worth a try?!
Answer: a lot of cajoling.
But it worked. He is feeling much better, he told me. Whew.
|Sam was testing out the grown-up-size exercise bike on the floor.|
Might I remind you (and him) that Sam had planned to shave it all off anyway?
|Desperately trying to make a glove-balloon bigger than the one Rabbi Steve made. It's good for his lungs!|