Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Surgery Update - 9:20pm

Thanks for all the love, prayers, and support today! It was a long surgery, but Forrest is hanging in there and recovering in ICU. The surgery team was pleased with how the procedure went and with Forrest's strength. We already got a thumbs up, toe wiggle, shoulder shrug, shaka sign, fist bump, and ALMOST a smile. Dawn is keeping an eye on him in ICU tonight while he rests up. It's still early in the recovery but things are looking up. Hopefully the lights, beeps, and alarms will slow down for a few hours tonight so he can get some zzzzz's in.

Thanks for the comments too! We've been reading some to him and will read all of them to him tomorrow.
-Austin and Team 44

Awhhh ...the softest ears ever...


  1. Have a good, restful night, dear Forrest. Tomorrow you start an amazing new chapter.

  2. Well done Forrest. We are celebrating your toughness here!! AMAZING. I'm sure you will set records again as you work your way back in this recovery. Prayers answered. Very thankful.

  3. So glad to hear your surgery went well! We are sending love and prayers and hope to see you back around town in no time! Love, Betsy, Mark & Lauren Davis

  4. Awesome!!! Way to go Forrest! Just when we think you couldn't possibly amaze us any more than you already have, you do just that! You are one amazing, resilient young man! Keep up the fight!
    Love and Hugs,
    The Rafferty Family

  5. What a blessing this blog is. Man thanks for your updates. We knew the thumbs-up sign would follow soon after surgery!

    All love,

    Jim and Gail