That seemed to work better and in fact, this evening, the pain has practically disappeared in that area. He just stands there while I hold this little container for him to pee into (which the staff want him to use so they can know exactly how much he is peeing). He just continues to watch his movie and doesn't even whine. I've never been so glad to hold a pee bucket for someone.
This morning we really tried to get a headstart on this goal and when I left at 11:30 he had gone through 1 and was 1/4 into another. I told Cathi of the goal and challenged her to really try to hit at least 5 and then we could argue our case with the Dr. After spending nearly 6 hours at work I called and he had only finished another one. So we were at about 2 1/2 milks at that point.
I convinced Cathi to let me take the night shift tonight. So I was on a mission with Sam, Two full chocolate milks, hopefully more. We watched Bugs Life and "Turner and Hooch", which he loved. Who doesn't love big dogs.
|Sam is now feeling much better. Less in pain,|
and much more responsive. Still far from
being completely normal. He's still got
a long way to go.
Some of Sam's visitors today included: Grandma and Grandpa Low, Grandma Gridley and Russ, Kris, Lindsey, Summer and Ryan Sampson, Sister Woodrow (his Primary President), and neighbors Erika and Wyatt Dangel. Not sure who else might have come during the day when I was at work. Lots of supportive phone calls and kind acts for the kids at home.
Everyone has been so wonderful asking for what they can do to help and stepping up to transport and watch after the other Gridley kids and providing meals. Sure is nice to have such wonderful family and friends!
I'm so thankful for all the prayers for our Sam. I'm sure they are a major reason for why it was such a great day today and why he was able to make sure fantastic progress! Thank you!