It’s Aunt Lynn writing today. It has been three months since I was here with Forrest and all I can say is….well, wow! What fun it has been to see him show me all of the progress he has made. Yes, it is still very hard work for him but he has amazed me with walking up and down the stairs with only two spotters and so fast too!! And he talks to me and tells me funny stuff and it is so great to hear his voice! We are reading a funny book together with an ornery boy as one of the characters and, of course, he loves to laugh at that too. The games I brought along are new to him and he is catching on to those quite well. In fact, last night we sat by the roaring fire and played games and it just felt really nice. Today I got to help as he practiced eating some applesauce. Amazing! It takes concentration to do all those swallows and he does just a few bites but of course, in Forrest style, he works hard at it. He sometimes gets to do his swallowing exercises with a little of his favorite - Red Bull - mixed with thickener until it is applesauce consistency. I told him I had never tried Red Bull and it was decided that we should try it together. He was pleased when I told him I liked it! We took a picture to record the moment of course! And we laughed. It is so great to get to celebrate some milestones of progress with him. His hard work and the wonderful efforts of all the caretakers is a joy to experience. So what can happen in another three months?? When it is Forrest who knows…but it sure is worth celebrating! You are The Champ Forrest!
|Aunt Lynn's first taste of Red Bull!|