Forrest has had a mixed bag weekend and Monday. He is having serious storming and tremors that look like a body wide charley horse that he has to agonize though for hours on end. The good news is that he is being more cognitive every day. He has changed even from the weekend when I was there. On Saturday the best he could do was track with his eye and blink. By today he can indicate on cards what he means and can pick up balls and is trying his best to fist bump.
So he is trying so hard to communicate with us and he is doing his best to survive the storming/tremors and come back to us. It is obviously hard for him and he has lost a lot of weight over the last several weeks. But for him to rally so quickly after his few days at Shepherd is impressive. He is trying so hard and Shepherd is obviously a great place for him to be.
Austin is a superstar as Brian Selfe so aptly pointed out yesterday. Mrs. Sharples pointed out that Forrest is indeed a Jedi and I can tell you he is the toughest guy I have ever met struggling thru this pain and issues. I can tell you further that Forrest is made out of Awesome! He is making progress every day.
The other star in this whole situation is Mom. She hasn’t been home since this started. She steadfastly has stayed by her boys and is there every day making sure everything that can be done for him is being done. She is there with him night and day representing his situation to the Doctors, nurses and therapists. She runs her business from wherever he is and she is his Florence Nightingale. She is amazing and will never give up on her boys, the most amazing Mom I have ever met (excluding mine) and is also made out of Awesome.
So that is our update as of Monday night, like I say it is a mixed bag but much better that we were a week ago. Team 44 is going strong and Forrest is doing his best to come back.
Dad and team 44