We are now preparing the logistics of pulling up stakes in Charlottesville and preparing to move to Atlanta for the beginning of his rehabilitation phase which may happen by the end of the week. The beginning will be in the Acute Care facility at Shepherd Center, considered to be one of the best and very few brain trauma and spine trauma rehab facilities in the nation. Hopefully he will soon transition into the more active part of the rehab where he will concentrate on the physical part (but always being careful of his fracture at the mid back) and he will also work on the cognitive part, speaking, etc. as well as many of the other parts of brain trauma rehab.
|Rae opening cards, letters and posters from today.|
We will maintain the blog and continue to enter at least once a day (usually evening) as to Forrest's activities during the day. As we have been cautioned some days will be marked by amazing firsts and bursts of progress and other days will have setbacks. We look forward to hearing from you and you checking in, he really needs his friends and backers. We were cautioned by some that it is easy for the patient to get disillusioned during the very challenging rehab portion and after and feel forgotten by his friends, we are counting on that not happening with Forrest and this blog being one tool to help that. Thanks again for your prayers, support, blog posts, donations, cards letters and pictures. Team Forrest is making daily strides of progress, as Colonel Stone, his Uncle stated, "any other option is unacceptable."
"The art of medicine is to amuse the patient while nature cures the disease."
-- Voltaire French Philospher 1694-1778Dad