Forest had a successful surgery this morning. He is still in recovery and is slowly waking up (as has sometimes happened to him previously). The surgeon seemed very pleased with the prosthetic application and his general condition. The prosthetic replacing the front part of the skull this time is made of titanium which is a nonferrous or non-iron containing metal. It is extremely hard and should be very resistant to infection. Because it is nonferrous it should not interfere with x-rays, CTs, or MRIs. Next, after his drainage tubes in the skin area have been removed, he will go to ICU and likely stay there on IVs and antibiotics until he is transferred to the step down unit. After he is stable at the step down unit he will hopefully go to NRH to reenter therapy for a period of time. After that, back to his Brightwood rehab room and the farm. Team 44 is watching him closely for any of the complications that can be associated with this major surgery. We thank everyone who helped us and worked so hard to get him in great shape for this surgical procedure. We are hopeful this will make a major change in his ability to get back to successful physical therapy and start making strides to move forward. Thanks again for everyone who helped him, prayed for him, and thought positive Team 44 thoughts. We will try to update the blog every other day and keep everyone posted as to what is going on.