Today we went to the annual ISCU Reunion (Infant Special Care Unit). It is hard to believe that Sam was once so tiny and fragile. He was born weighing 2 lb 5 oz and 14 inches long.... below is a pic of Sam being held by his nurse Diane when he was about 1 month old. You can see that he had not yet graduated to an open crib and for a size reference... the probe that is wrapped around his foot (pulse-ox monitor) now fits on his big toe. You've come a long way baby!
Here is Sam, once again being lovingly held by his nurse Diane. She cared for Sam for his first 3 months while he learned to grow, eat and breath in the ISCU. Diane is amazing and we owe her so much for all the love and care she gave to our family. 6 years later Sam is now 50 pounds and 45 inches tall.
Another familiar face. Dr. Juda Jona operated on Sam when he was just 11 days old and weighed less than 2 pounds. Dr. Jona's skilled hands have operated on Sam many times. Dr. Jona told us today that he is moving to Michigan... we are sad to see him go but we are ever thankful for all that he has done for Sam.