Monday, December 3, 2012

The Come Back Kid 12/3/12

Thank you all for your love, prayers, messages and above all, belief in Forrest and his full recovery! With monumental logistical and emotional support from Aunt Tricia, Tami, and his Medical Team nurses we mustered Team Forrest's mobile unit yesterday and set up what will hopefully be a BRIEF camp at Washington Hospital Center. Many of the nurses remember Forrest from his earlier surgeries here and have come by to offer their warm wishes. Forrest sailed through surgery this morning. The doctors are optimistic that the infection is superficial and his lid is safe! Although he is in some pain he rallied to send his characteristic thumbs up to his friends and extended family. We hope to get home in a couple of days as soon as the preliminary lab work indicates it is safe to break out of here! We are grateful that we were able to get this taken care of so quickly and now Forrest is anxious to get home to his Man Cave and friends. With love, faith, and longing for home, Team Forrest

15 comments:

  1. Glad to hear everything went well today. Prayers that you'll all be home on the farm again soon...

    Love,
    Lee, Lisa, & Brooks

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  2. Can't wait to have you safely next door soon again!
    love,
    The Elgins

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  3. So glad to see that thumbs up and hear the news! The Come Back Kid is at it again!!!

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  4. That's great to hear I went to high school with Forrest, he is still in my prayers!

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  5. Thanks for the update and glad they think they can handle it without any more surgery! Hang in there all...can't wait to see you soon.

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  6. This is SUCH AWESOME NEWS! God is good, Forrest's surgical team is good, all the nurses and support staff are good, Team Forrest is beyond good. LIFE IS GOOD!

    We will focus our prayers that the bug report reveals that it is an easily treatable one. We will also focus our prayers that any pain is quickly managed and all is smooth sailing in the coming hours until you can break camp and get back HOME.

    Forrest looks strong and amazing in this photo. Come Back Kid doesn't begin to describe him.

    God love all of you and your superhuman perseverance and commitment to hope. We share it!

    Much love,
    Shannon et al. XO

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  7. YAY!!! We are very happy to hear the good news and hope you are home again soon!!! Love the
    Morencys

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  8. Forrest,
    You Rock!!! Awesome news and look forward to you coming home again. Take care and speedy recovery!!!
    The Thomas Family

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  9. We are so happy to hear you got through this with flying colors! Continue to heal quickly and hurry home. Fondly, Betsy Davis & family

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  10. Forrest, we are loving that thumbs up! This minor set-back seems of little significance, considering the remarkable progress you have recently made. We hope you get back to that "man cave" soon to continue on your amazing journey. Yea team 44--you are the BEST!!

    Lots of Love,

    Jim and Gail (Wofford)

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  11. Wonderful news to hear. You look great, Forrest!! I know this is not fun and hope the pain subsides. Love from the Coles family

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  12. So glad to hear the update!!! YAY!!!

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  13. Keep rocking on Forrest and get back home soon. We need your spirit here to make it a wonderful Christmas. Much Love, The Hostas

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  14. Emily and Patrick RistauDecember 3, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    So happy to hear you are on the mend Forrest! Here is to getting you back home soon! Keep up the fight. You are amazing. Love from Emily and Patrick Ristau

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  15. From Common Grounds to WHC - one can certainly never tell exactly what lies ahead! So very glad the news is good! We are looking forward to your coming home, a Christmas time visit, and your next post on the blog.... Love to all of the truly incredible and inspiring Team 44, the Shermans

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