And today we celebrated The Best Brother in the world, Austin's birthday, by getting Forrest out of ICU. We managed balloons and Forrest wrote a very thoughtful note to his big brother. The cake and candles may have to wait, but there should be no doubt that Austin is adored and admired.
The comeback kid is definitely on his way back again. Forrest was able to eat a little bit today, keep it down and beat his aunt Tricia at their signature thumb war dual. Not the most gracious way perhaps to thank Tricia for sitting bedside with you all night, but you both seem to enjoy the challenge.
It's too early to predict how long Forrest will have to stay in the hospital this time around, but we are likely to be here until the middle of next week. We are taking it day by day and are thrilled that Forrest has already improved from yesterday morning. Unfortunately, this means we will have to postpone Saturday's open house victory celebration once again. But we will get there eventually and it will be a wonderful celebration.
Thank you all for your prayers, messages, blog comments, and support. We read your messages again and again. They bring a smile to Forrest's face and lift all of our spirits immeasurably.
We are counting our blessings again tonight. And though we don't know yet how we are going to solve the current medical challenges, we know that we will. Team Forrest remains unfailingly committed to Forrest's full recovery and we are optimistic about the future. 2014 is bound to be an amazing year.
With love and gratitude,