SAM TOOK STEPS TONIGHT. LIKE, AS IN, REAL STEPS ON HIS OWN.
I am so excited for him! And I think he was pretty excited too. These aren't the best videos but you can definitely see him doing his thing. (The first video, towards the end, is VERY loud because Chad and I were just a weee bit excited for him, as you can imagine. So keep the volume low.)
This is huge, considering he really has never even stood by himself for longer than 20 seconds without sitting down. I look forward to the day I can say I HAVE A WALKER!!! Right now I definitely have a 'cautious stepper.' Hopefully this will help him build more confidence and he'll start doing a lot more stepping in the next few days and weeks.
(This is also highly ironic considering his PT was here on Monday and he was so stubborn and irate that all he did the entire appointment was sit on his hiney and scream at the top of his lungs because he knows why she comes to our house and for some reason he doesn't like 'performing' for the one person that has helped him get to where he is today. Sambo, Sambo, Sambo. One day you'll thank Miss Chantel for all she has done for you.)
Thanks for your prayers for quick progress for my Sambo!