The CT Scan and 3D virtual reconstruction of Forrest's beleaguered, but beloved, Noggin reveals a masterpiece of surgical innovation. And Forrest's speech, initiation, humor and processing speed are all advancing almost daily.
But...why does there always seem to be a "But"? But, the graft from his back which is partially covering and protecting this masterpiece appears to be breaking down in one area. If it does it could expose the underlying bone grafts to skin comtaminants and infection....catastrophe. We cannot let that happen. So Forrest is back on powerful intravenous antibiotics, the surgical teams are regrouping and Forrest will return to the OR Wednesday. They will excise the questionable skin tissue and place new drains. Then we will wait watch and pray that this wonderful new Noggin remains free of infection and is given a chance to carry Forrest forward into the life he is meant to live....
A 3D CT scan of the Surgical Masterpiece that we must protect.
We are blessed to be in one of the finest hospitals in the world. The nurses and doctors here are fabulous, optimistic, compassionate and exquisitely meticulous.
So after we counted our many blessings we broke Forrest out of 10 North, grabbed a Tollhouse Ice cream sandwich and bolted for the garden where we found a little patch of Spring Sunshine. Just breathing in the fresh air, even if it's not the Virginia countryside we adore, was healing.
When we returned to his hospital room, Forrest curled up with Calvin & Hobbes and his devoted sidekick, Toliver, for a snuggle and a nap.
Wednesday we will fix this wrinkle and get back on course. There are more blessings to count and Springtime at BrightWood is calling.
Sweet dreams Forrest and Toliver,