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.