Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Forrest Tackles Outpatient Therapy

Hey Forrest it's your very grateful, if slightly frazzled, Mum. With Del's blessing and extraordinary support from Tami & the nursing staff from the Medical Team, you have launched into a new chapter of your recovery. Yesterday, You began an intensive outpatient regime at the Sheltering Arms rehab facility in Richmond, VA. Our plan is that for the next four weeks you will participate in 4 1/2 hours of therapy daily Monday through Wednesday and, if the roads are safe, we will travel back to BrightWood on Thursdays. This will allow you to enjoy some time at home and continue with your schoolwork with Sharon, music therapy with Tom, and PT work with Del Thursday through Sunday. It's a fairly aggressive schedule, but recovery is not for the faint of heart. And you, Forrest, have the heart of a lion! In spite of several episodes of nausea yesterday you insisted on finishing all four of your sessions. And were back at it early again this morning. We are hopeful that the Diagnostic technology and therapeutic options here will help find some solutions to your chronic medical Challenges. Thankfully, you have classmates here who have already begun to visit you and friends who continue to reach out to you through messages, Skype, and FaceTime. Your friends keep you motivated and help you maintain your characteristic good humor through the long hard days. Off to therapy again now. More later, Mum.

7 comments:

  1. Best of Luck for this new chapter! We continue to pray for all of Team 44.

    The Plowman Family

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  2. Forrest, All the best for your new venture. We will be cheering you on.
    Love, Jim and Gail (Wofford)

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  3. Hey Forrest, it is your Aunt Tricia. Wow what an amazing opportunity to go get special rehab and then be home for the weekend.,sounds like a great plan and I know that team 44 is making it happen. You have a coy look on your face there while working on the bike. Are you sweet talking the staff perhaps? It is great to see your charming ways shining through. Do great things Forrest! Love Aunt Tricia

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  4. GRANDMA NORMA ALLENFebruary 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    YEA FORREST!! WAY TO GO SPORT! I CAN'T BEGIN TO KEEP UP WITH YOU. SO PROUD OF YOU & MUM AND ALL THE REST OF TEAM 44 AND WHOLE GANG. lOVE YOU GOBS :) :) GRANDMA NORMA.

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  5. Yay for an incredible first three days at Sheltering Arms! You are a ROCKSTAR!!!!!

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  6. You look great Forrest! So Glad things just keep looking up for you and team 44. You are a GREAT TEAM! Prayers still coming your way.

    Love, Joyce and Wilbur Ellis from Missouri

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  7. Hey there Forrest, it's MOM Cubit......You have always been a "go getter".... so I pray that you keep on going on!!!! Positive attitude will get you a long way on the road to success. Your family and friends have been there for you so do not disappoint them and keep your spirits high!!! You will have to make a trip to the Burg in the near future to see the new Ford Hall....oh and the new headmasters house too...Mr. Hale.
    Sending hugs and prayers.

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