Then we had to say goodbye to Austin as he heads off to Duke. It was so awesome having your amazing big brother lighten our load and brighten our spirits all week. What a Spring Break,eh?
Then this evening Pops noticed drainage from under your bandage. The doctors on call were paged but they were all tied up in surgery. Pictures and phone consults flew around. The OR was reserved, as they thought they would likely need to operate again. Remembering previous post-op breakdowns and three failed prosthesis, we were all struggling to keep our game faces on.
Then Dr Kumar himself appeared! He said after seeing the pictures of the incision he wouldn't be able to sleep tonight if he didn't see you for himself. We held our breath as he removed the bandages and examined your surgical site. He was smiling, clearly relieved and exclaimed, "I feel 1000 times better after seeing this for myself. You know, Forrest, I have a little piece of my soul tied up in you and your future!" If Dr Kumar feels 1000 times better, then we feel 10,000 times better!
Dr Kumar will keep the OR reserved "just in case" the CAT scan reveals further concerns, but he is hopeful it won't be necessary.
So we may be going back to OR or we may be coming home.... Either way, we are grateful for this day, this moment, our time together, your prayers, and the hope of a new future for Forrest.
As Forrest was singing at 1 o'clock this morning, entertaining himself and Tami, "this is the moment... this is the day, when I send all my doubts and demons on their way!" Tami will be with you bedside again tonight. Try to get some sleep after all your singing is done!
Love Peace and Faith,