Wednesday, November 28, 2012

picture of the day and forrests first post

  Today marks a historic day for Forrest and his blog on several accounts.  Since Forrest continues to have episodes of motion sickness, his ability to travel is quite limited.  Part of overcoming this condition involves taking short trips on days when he is feeling well (and the weather and roads are good!).  Fortunately, with the aide of his nurse and his support team, Forrest is able to make it to several places that are close to home and familiar to him.  Today, we took advantage of the sunshine and made the short trip to town to visit The Common Grounds where he was able to see long time friend Alix.  We were joined by two of Forrest's amazing aunts and his Grandma Norma.

The blog has been an important lifeline for Forrest and his team to stay connected to friends, family and community.  Today, for the first time ever, Forrest had an active part in updating his blog.  From signing in to uploading the photos to writing the headline and photo captions, Forrest used his improving fine motor skills with his right hand to maneuver around the blog and his computer.  Once he finishes typing his photo captions, Forrest will push the "publish" button to post his very first entry! 
we're amazing! with alix

family is splendid


  1. Very excellent Forrest. So glad you are making such WONDERFUL progress...looks like a great outing too!!

  2. Forrest
    It is great to hear from you, we have all missed hearing from you!! Your progress continues to amaze us all. Keep up the good work.
    The Selfes

  3. Congrats to you all! What a wonderful milestone on this journey you have all traversed so courageously! It's nice to "hear" Forrest's "voice".

  4. Way to go Forrest! That is so huge!!!! You are so incredible!!! Lot of love and prayers!

  5. Forrest, there have been so many amazing moments along your journey, but this is truly the most amazing one yet! Thanks so much for keeping us "posted". We love to hear of your achievements and continue to look forward to the next accomplishment. Your strength and determination is astounding!
    Love and Hugs,
    The Rafferty Family

  6. 'Glad to hear from YOU at long last, Forrest! Soon you will be back to full chatterbox mode, I'm sure. What a story you have to share with all of us!

    Your fine mind has been spinning for months with thoughts, ideas, and dreams, and finally you have a medium through which you can share them. Look out, Austin, you may not be able to get a word in edge way, soon!

    Field trips over the river and through the woods sound fun, now. You even got to see your grandmother on the recent excursion! I hope your tummy stays settled so you can enjoy seeing holiday lights and decorations on many outings in December.

    Keep up the good fight, Forrest. Your progress is the best gift of the season!

    Diane & Jay