A little more than a week at NRH. It's been a big week for Team Forrest, thank you for being patient. Forrest has been getting stronger since his surgery. Great therapy sessions, upbeat visits from friends, and time spent out of bed have done wonders for his mood and spirit. He smiles, as usual, at subtle humor as well as slapstick movies. Sometimes we create pillow fights in his room and he smiles knowingly. For those detail oriented folks, here's some of the highlights of the last week: The 40 staples from the surgery came out, he's reached 143lbs on his homemade "smoothies!!, we took him outside briefly in his wheelchair, he underwent a Cat Scan that showed the surgery went well, his "shunt" pressure was dialed down, and he tried to give a fist bump to Gio and myself!
Forrest had some excellent visitors! Gio and Shayna, Sarah WB, and the Selfes, all came to spend time with Forrest and cheer him on. Thank you so much for all your support, big and small, it helps us every day. And I've said it before, I just want to say it again, thank you for the videos to Forrest on facebook, many times they elicit the best smiles of the day.
Our hope is that Forrest will be medically stable and able to come home to Brightwood by the end of the month to continue his recovery at home.
All the best from Team 44,
Forrest chilling with his friends. He is able to relax with Sarah, Shayna, and Gio by his side.
Forrest smiling at Pops and Gio as they spar with each other during a pillow fight.
Forrest's struggle to regain control of his hands is rewarded with a fist bump from Gio.