This afternoon, Forrest and Team 44 made the trek to Washington DC for a scheduled visit to Washington Hospital Center. Tonight he is having an MRI done, just to make sure everything in his "noggin" (as 44 likes to say) looks good. Tomorrow morning, Forrest will have reconstructive scalp surgery. Forrest is having a scalp expanding device surgically placed under the skin on the backside of his head. Over the next couple of months, it will be gradually inflated, stretching the skin. Then in a second surgery, the doctors will hopefully be able to move the extra healthy skin forward to get rid of the devitalized scar tissue that keeps breaking down. This will give him new, healthy skin on those areas to better protect his skull and titanium "lid" from infections. His procedure tomorrow is midday so we will post an update when he is safely through surgery. If all goes well, he will have one overnight at the hospital before returning home on Friday. He is looking forward to Facetime or Skype visits with friends this weekend!
Thank you all for your positive thoughts and prayers,
Tami (and Team 44)
X-Rays following the successful MRI today