After about a week, he progressed from barely being able to lift only his head to be able to stand when assisted and eat when propped up in a sitting position. Samuel gave his first few assisted steps at the end of that week and improved greatly after returning home for the weekend. The next week he got stronger every day and improved very nicely. Unfortunately the following week he took a bit of a dip as he got an infection, but it was caught early on and soon with medication he was back to his full spirits and impressing us daily with his resilience and determination to recover. After 4 weeks (since the day he was brought in) of nursing and daily physical therapy, he was walking on his own, besides a few gait challenges. That following week he gradually overcame those challenges and proved to us that persistence and determination go a long way and even if the odds are against you, it is worth a try. He is now walking with minor gait changes and still improving daily.
Samuel is an inspiration and reminds us of what can be achieved if you put your mind to it.