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Sam the Man – Part 2 (I was Paralyzed!!)

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If it wasn’t obvious from my last post … I am kind of partial to Sam’s longer hair. I took all of your advice though, and let him make his own choice. Check out his choice below.

We were a day late going to the barber … yesterday afternoon I was temporarily paralyzed and lost feeling and the ability to move in both my arms and chest area. VERY SCARY! I’ve had this really weird tingling in my arms (and legs) for quite awhile. I spent last evening in emergency and today getting tests. I hope to have an MRI in the next couple of days. The consensus of the doctors that I have seen is that I have a space-occupying lesion near the C8 vertebrae (even after research … I can’t quite pinpoint what that is … I think it could be many things), but of course there are no answers until the MRI is done. *sigh*

Sam's Hair - Before
Sam before cut.

Sam's Hair Cut - During
It took quite awhile to get rid of all that hair. It was hard to watch …

Sam's Hair - After
Still cute :) and feisty!

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43 comments… add one

  • Kristian April 9, 2008, 9:15 pm

    Wow! That looks so different, it’s like he has a different hair colour. Good for you letting him make his own decision though. I’m sorry to hear you got so “sick”. Although it seems you can’t call it sick, but maybe “insanity”. Jeeeeez. BTW-your C8 is the bottom of your cervical spine which consists of the vertebrae that compose your neck and extend into your back. Request a referral to an orthopedic surgeon for a consult. Since I know where you live ;) specify not Lavoie. I KNEW my work would come in handy some day:) Good luck!

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  • Kristian April 9, 2008, 9:16 pm

    I forgot to mention, if you need some help with research I have access to a lot of info, just let me know via e-mail.

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  • Noreen April 9, 2008, 9:35 pm

    Sam looks very nice.
    I hope you are alright, you will be in my thoughts

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  • Auntie Gayle April 9, 2008, 9:39 pm

    I have had something very similar, but not quite as severe. Still have some remnants of the numbness…talk to me about it. Sam looks great.

  • Elizabeth April 9, 2008, 9:39 pm

    Wishing you well. So scary to have no explanation for what you are feeling. I hope that you get an MRI soon to lay your fears to rest. Sam looks great. I had a hard time seeing Hunter’s locks go, but now I can’t quite remember what they looked like, without pictures. Scary how fast I forgot!

  • Tara R April 9, 2008, 9:41 pm

    Sam’s haircut is cute.

    And how absolutely terrifying for you! I sure hope you are ok!

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  • Hannah April 9, 2008, 9:48 pm

    Wow, Sam looks so different, but really really cute!
    I hope you are okay, it sounds pretty scary but I’m sure the doctors will no more after the MRI. Take care, okay? ((hugs))

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  • Hannah April 9, 2008, 9:48 pm

    Duh – I mean “know more”. :-P

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  • Jenn B April 9, 2008, 9:56 pm

    oh he looks GREAT with a buzz! def appears to have the “olderishness” too…aww…

    will be waiting for the MRI update..praying.

    take care

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  • Lisa April 9, 2008, 10:13 pm

    Praying you feel better soon. Good for you letting him decide. He looks older. It is so hard when our kids have their own ideas that are different then ours.

  • bree April 9, 2008, 11:26 pm

    How scary! I will be praying for you!!! keep us updated!

    I can’t believe Sam chose to cut his hair so short! I can’t wait to see more pictures!

  • Priya April 9, 2008, 11:46 pm

    Will pray for your quick recovery and good health. Keep ur spirits high.

  • Carey April 10, 2008, 4:01 am

    I hope you are feeling better today. That must have been very scary. Praying for good results with the MRI.
    Wow..your son looks so different. He looks very cute! When my son was 2 he had longer hair, and I never wanted to cut. Finally last summer, after lots of sweating, I finally cut it….shaved it all off…and he loved it. It was hard to let it go, but i love it now. Now he wants it long again..he always says”like the picture”…but i dont like the in between wait…takes to long…so i cut it all off again the other week.

  • Safire April 10, 2008, 4:45 am

    Love the new look for Sam! He looks so much older! And I’m sorry about your back! I hope that you’ll be able to know more after the MRI! My thoughts will be with you!

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  • Kait April 10, 2008, 4:45 am

    Goodness! Good luck with the MRI. I like Sam’s cut. I can’t believe how similar their profiles are in this picture.

  • divrchk April 10, 2008, 4:59 am

    Wow! Feel better! Sam looks great. What a drastic change. How does he feel about it?

  • Naomi April 10, 2008, 5:35 am

    oh, geez, I thought you were joking about wanting to keep Sam’s golidlocks intact… I hope you get some answers about your MRI soon.

    Sam looks so handsome, by the way!

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  • Susy-Q April 10, 2008, 5:36 am

    I am sorry to hear you are going through such a stressful time. You will be in my thoughts.

    Sam looks great–and I agree, his hair looks like a different colour!

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  • Jennifer April 10, 2008, 6:23 am

    The haircut looks good. Do you look at him and think who is this kid? It always takes me some getting used to when my son gets his hair cut, because we usually wait until it is really shaggy to finally get it cut and it is a big difference.

  • Andrea April 10, 2008, 7:23 am

    Scary, scary. I hope all your tests come back okay. I’m glad you let him decide on the hair cut. What a difference.. he looks cute with the new doo but he looked cute before too.

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  • Cocoa April 10, 2008, 8:32 am

    I hope the docs are able to figure out what’s going on with you and that’s it’s nothing too major.

    Did you save any of his gorgeous locks?

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  • lace April 10, 2008, 8:55 am

    What a change! I was thinking he would keep it the same and then I saw the last picture. Great cut.

    Good luck on your tests. I hope everything turns out fine.

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  • Cindi April 10, 2008, 9:41 am

    He is a lucky boy. He is so cute that he looks great either way. I will be sending positive thoughts your way and prayers. Is it possible that at one time you hurt something skiing? Just a thought. Take care, Cindi

  • Mandy April 10, 2008, 11:47 am

    Today is my first day to stop by here. So glad I did – but so scary about your paralysis. I do hope the tests are all good. I also love your son’s hair long – but the short hair is adorable too!
    Glad I came across your blog. I will be back!

  • Kim April 10, 2008, 12:43 pm

    I would’ve been sad during the haircut, too. But, it turned out great. I will be praying for you and your results!

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  • Deanne S. April 10, 2008, 12:49 pm

    I would love to see a front shot of Sam’s hair too – what a difference, he’ll love not even having to comb it now hey!

    Hope you are o.k too! Best wishes for a speedy MRI and good results!

  • JaimeS April 10, 2008, 1:47 pm

    My husband went through a similar thing 3 years ago. He was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome and spend months getting better. Our neighbour is still recovering from something similar as well. Very scary! Take care of yourself and keep us posted!

    PS… Sam’s hair looks awesome!

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  • glittersmama April 10, 2008, 2:32 pm

    Sam looks very handsome. I can’t wait to see more pictures of him soon!

    I hope everything turns out well for you.

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  • Ilissa H. April 10, 2008, 6:38 pm

    First of all, I hope you are feeling better now and everything goes alright with the MRI. Things like this can be scary but I am sure you will be fine. We are all crossing our fingers and praying for you. Second of all, the new hair cut seems to look good even with all that hair gone.

  • Michelle April 10, 2008, 10:23 pm

    Yikes that sounds scary. Hope it turns out to be nothing and that you get all the tests quickly. Waiting is such agony with our healthcare system!

  • Joa April 11, 2008, 6:43 pm

    Outch! Méchant changement! Ça lui donne un petit air espiègle :)

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  • cathy April 12, 2008, 12:08 pm

    I love Sam’s new cut, but I want to see him from the front to get full impact! And how scary for you! Hoping for a fast MRI with non-scary results.

  • JaimeS April 12, 2008, 12:16 pm

    Hi Kim,

    How’re things going? I hope that you haven’t had any more episodes and that things are looking up health wise. I noticed that you closed your shop for Family Issues. Please keep us updated as we’re all worried about you!

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  • Nicole April 12, 2008, 12:34 pm

    Wow, what a big change!

    I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  • Jenny M April 12, 2008, 9:57 pm

    Wow- Sam looks like a different kid!! Best wishes with your back- if you were nearer the windy city- I know of a fantastic doctor

  • Justine April 16, 2008, 9:46 pm

    Loving Sam’s cut. Showed Ryan – still trying to convince him to have it cut.

    Justine

  • Brier April 18, 2008, 6:53 pm

    Don’t know if the contest is still on, but I’d love to be entered. I’m new to your blog, but it looks interesting.

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  • jenB April 20, 2008, 2:02 pm

    LOVE the hair, love it.

  • Den April 26, 2008, 8:36 pm

    Oh my, I also got long hair and I wish to get a haircut…I just never find the time to do it.
    Also, I see my story was repeated exactly as with your son..and maybe many other boys in the world. I had long hair(when I was about the age of your son), but after I scared my mom with some “girl talks”, she took me right away to barbershop :)

    Den’s last blog post..Baby Teeth Are Important

  • Hair Style Ideas June 15, 2008, 12:07 am

    He has such lovely blonde hair!

  • kennedy June 28, 2008, 9:27 am

    Oh, I know that had to be tough :)

  • Lindsay October 23, 2008, 11:10 am

    BEAUTIFUL images of your kids! and those EYES!!! my god.. I persoanlly am a fan of little boys with long hair.. I think its a cute look..

    – Lindsay

  • shelly wagar December 31, 2008, 8:59 pm

    It made a big difference.

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