Two good days in a row. Sounds like a trend in the making. The therapists at Shepherd are incredible. They are so positive, talented, upbeat and…. well yes CUTE! This morning, one of Forrest's Physical Therapists had him sitting propped up on a large padded platform while her assistant supported his back. He had his long legs draped over the side with his feet on the floor. The therapist was determined to get him to lift his knee and pick his foot up off the floor. You have to understand, he could barely hold his head up. She persistently kept tap tapping on his right knee, " Pick this knee up Forrest. Come on Forrest. You can do it. You do it Forrest. " tap tap on his knee…". You can do it. Forrest. Pick your knee up NOW." Forrest just can't make the knee behave. So what does he do? Without lifting his head, he slowly slides the fingers of both hands under his right knee and lifts that knee right up! Austin and I can't help laughing. The therapist laughed too and then chided him. "Forrest, that's cheating!" Austin and I just looked at each other and smiled. We knew it was classic Forrest. He will find his own way to get the job done, but he WILL get it done.
Quote of the day: "Fall down seven times…Get up eight." Japanese proverb
Forrest giving it his all!