It's your Mum. It's been another rough week, but today was a better day. You and I sort of hit bottom together. You've been battling for your life for months now and it just seems like every time you get ahead an inch another landslide knocks you down. I've been worrying and chasing medical complications for weeks and my faith was faltering. The more I worry, the harder it is to support you. So yesterday I down-loaded the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne and started reading it out loud to you. When I told your Aunt Tricia, she said, "Yeah Rae, you sent me The Secret a couple of years ago. You always lived your life that way, you just didn't know it was called The Secret." I think Tricia's right. I have always believed that we create our own reality. That our thoughts and expectations have a way of becoming self fulfilling. Forrest, I know you would laugh out loud and tease me for reading The Secret to you. But today as I read the words out loud I began to renew my Faith, my utter unconditional belief that you are resting and healing. I am visualizing you up and working at National Rehabilitation Hospital in DC. Your friends are coming to visit you and we are heading to the Farm for the week-end. You are smiling and laughing with your therapist. Your eyes sparkle, your arm reaches out to give me one of your enveloping hugs. We are both so excited about our week-end at home. I can hardly wait.
Today, Forrest was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bronchopneumonia. The lab was able to culture the bacteria and his antibiotics were changed. They are treating him with nebulizers to open the airways and a percussion vest to break up the secretions. His fever is down and he is resting more comfortably today with less tremors. He isn't able to respond to us verbally yet, but he does relax when we gently massage his contracted tendons and muscles. And just between you and me, he does enjoy the book. I feel the positive energy growing again. I do believe in the "Law of Attraction". That through our positive thoughts, expectations, visualization and our Faith, we attract joy, health and happiness. Please keep visualizing Forrest healthy, whole, happy and home. I am certain that through the power of our collective visualization and our collective prayer we will bring him home to BrightWood.