Sam woke up for a few minutes. He talked to us, he moved everything, he asked for water and swallowed fine, he even read the card on a FABULOUS gift from our friends the Matejkas! He is looking great! The pain started to set in after he was awake for a little bit, as well as his aversion to light and noise. So our wonderful nurse was quick with the pain meds, and he is probably going to be kept mostly asleep (except for hourly neurological tests) tonight. Right now he is curled up with his little penguin friend and he is wearing eye shades that Aunt Cheryle brought him. She is so clever!!! Thanks for checking on our Sammy. We can't tell you how much we aprreciate your thoughts and prayers.