Dr Kumar is pleased with the outcome. He was able to debride and flush the wound in Forrest's beloved Noggin. He then applied the Vacc Wound dressing that will continuously apply -75 mm of negative pressure to the wound. This will hopefully obliterate any space between the skin and underlying muscle flap. Simultaneously the neurologists adjusted Forrests shunt to allow the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) to gradually expand his ventricles. The hope is that between these two procedures, Forrest's brain will establish a new healthy equilibrium in which to thrive.
Because there are a lot of "moving parts" Dr Kumar wants to keep Forrest here at Hopkins at least for the next week. Once the CSF and wound have both stabilized we will be BrightWood bound! Forrest is still planning on singing with his pals on May 9th at APTB Spring Recital!
With love and gratitude for the many prayers messages and all the positive energy flowing Forrest's way.