Ready, Set, Go!

The one thing I’ve learned about having a medically complex child is it’s like running a marathon that doesn’t seem to end. I’ve never run a marathon before, but the people I know who have say it’s the hardest most rewarding experience.

I envy the ones who have persevered through 26.22 miles of running. What an incredible accomplishment.

Our Cincinnati dates are set! Sam’s next surgery is August 19th. He will have surgery to try fix why he has the trach (breathing tube). In layman’s terms, they will attempt to sew together the hole in his airway. He’s had this surgery done two times here, but it failed.

We are seeing the best of the best. Our doctors here care enough about Sam to know they are not the ones for the job anymore.

We will go back September 30th for some GI procedures and to check to see if the surgery worked.

I wish I could tell you they would remove his trach (breathing tube) if the surgery works, but he has several more things to be done in order for that to happen.

One thing at a time.

One foot in front of the other.

You know what else I’ve heard from those crazy marathon runners? It’s the call of their name they hear from a distance cheering them on that helps keeps them going.

When it comes to Sam, there are many on the sidelines cheering. Thank you for staying on the sidelines and continuing to cheer us on. You have no idea the impact it’s made.

Sam Strong!

Faith Over Fear!

5 thoughts on “Ready, Set, Go!

  1. Lots of love to Sam and family! We keep you close to our hearts and will send extra prayers! ❤️

  2. Cheering you on no matter what happens! The surgery WILL be successful—I’m sure of it! Prayers for a safe and uneventful journey!

  3. Will keep Sam & your family in my prayers & will keep cheering! Miss seeing you guys!❤️

  4. Prayers for Sam and your family. Hopefully a successful surgery! 3rd time is the charm. We have a virtual doc appt soon to set up a pediatric GI for our daughter and her current issues with Gastroschisis/malrotation.
    XOXO
    Kriesel Family

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