Although the "grumpies" have visited briefly today, Forrest is having a good day. Dr. Kumar is checking the surgical site twice a day and although he is pleased overall with how it looks, we won't know for sure for another 48 hours how well it is healing. Two drains were placed in Forrest's noggin yesterday and if all continues to go well, those drains will come out this weekend and Forrest could be homeward bound on Monday.
We were able to get Forrest out of his room today! It was a bit of an adventure maneuvering through various doors, elevators and groups of people with the wheelchair, Toliver and the IV pole with its assortment of lines attached to Forrest, but we made it downstairs to a cafe where Forrest enjoyed a "nommy nummy" pizza and dulce de leche ice cream for dessert. He was his usual cheerful and talkative self, telling us jokes and stories and charming a nearby group of ladies that were admiring Toliver. When we returned to 10N, we took advantage of the great Teen Room in the unit and played a competitive game of Wii Bowling with Forrest eking out a win by 4 points!
Thanks for all of the continuing messages of encouragement and support!
- Tami and Team 44