Oh Darlin' we are trying so hard to get you home. But tonight your PICC, or central intravenous line placed with great difficulty today, has clotted. You are understandably frustrated and blue over all the poking and prodding. Your skin graft site is on fire and you seem to hurt everywhere. For the first time tonight I heard your voice all the way down the hall from the nurses station! Welcome relief came with a visit from Mikk and FT with Gio & Shayna. I hope your wonderful friends know they are truly your lifeline. They recharge your spirit and brighten our days.
One of your great PAs came to visit with us yesterday. He's been one of your champions here for almost two years. He told us how in the beginning they really didn't have much hope for your recovery. But that now your amazing progress, your spirit and determination, in spite of all your setbacks, inspire their neurosurgical team! Later he told us, "all Forrest needs is a break. Please just let him have a break and the sky's the limit". We are praying again tonight, that you will get that break, your PICC line will respond to treatment, so that we can take you home, your grafts will take, your incisions will heal and we will celebrate your recovery with a victory dance at BrightWood. With love and faith, Mum