Monday, September 1, 2014

More Firsts for Forrest

It's been another long but successful day at Johns Hopkins filled with more Forrest Firsts!   Although Forrest stood tall yesterday with Austin, today he was ready to walk & with Pops steady arm and his PT's supervision he took his first steps.  Forest thoroughly enjoyed his first visit from Nurse Alpha at Johns Hopkins. They reminisced about a lot of long-ago "firsts" they shared together.  Today was Forrest's first day without morphine and the first of his drains were removed. This evening Forrest had his first solid food, chicken noodle soup from Whole Foods. And he was strong enough and his voice clear enough to have his first post surgical Face Time With super Bro Austin and then with Gio and Shayna.  The cheerful banter and laughter filled the room with bright healthy energy.  

Toliver & I are both happily exhausted just trying to keep up with your progress Champ. Can't wait for tomorrow !  
Sweet dreams,



  1. Way to go Forrest and your team !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are an unfolding miracle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats,prayers and positive thought always sent your way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Much love !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Always, always cheering you on! You are amazing!!!

  3. Forrest,
    Whole Foods Chicken Soup, that is sooooo good. Love to hear the progress you are making everyday! It was great to see Alpha at your side again. What a great smile you both have. Great job Forrest!
    Love Aunt Tricia

  4. Hey Forrest, You are not taking leads and bounds but moon bounce kind of are truly amazing!!! Keep up the phenomenal work!!! I look at the picture I have of you and I on our last day of Gov't class and know you will soon be looking the same...I'm so amazed by your willingness to take those steps and the smiles they bring to all of Team 44..Love, Sharon

  5. Three cheers and more from the Shermans as well....we are so happy you are recovering at such a great rate. There simply isn't the right adjective to describe how unbelievably remarkable you are in so very many ways, Forrest!!! We continue to think of you, check the blog, send good thoughts your way, and keep you in our prayers. So glad you are doing so well! Remember to rest a bit in between all those firsts!! xo

  6. So impressed Forrest! Looks like you are on the road to a speedy recovery!

    Christie Jones

  7. You have the strength of Hercules, Forrest. You are running the show and it's amazing!!

  8. Way to go, Forrest! Keep up the great work!!

    Wilbur and Joyce Ellis