Knowing you are facing more surgery at Johns Hopkins tomorrow, we packed an amazing amount of life into this past week. And we are grateful beyond measure for all of your friends and family who have filled up your emotional tank to the brim. You are strong. You are ready.
On Saturday You had your first independent outing with Tom all the way to the Kennedy Center to see the Broadway musical "Once". Although I shadowed you just in case you needed help, you had an incredible musical adventure with Tom. I heard later that you two were dancing and singing in the car all the way home!
Tom Forrest & Toliver all enjoyed "Once"!
Of course some water games with Ben were in order!
PT takes on a new stance at BrightWood!
There is no hiding that today's CT results are disheartening. Hoover was unable to close the gap between the bone grafts and the muscle flap. Dr. Kumar was clearly disappointed to see this glaring deficit on the computer screen. But he was encouraged that the bone grafts appear strong and in several places have fused to your native bone. He explained that, while we took seven or eight giant steps forward, we have now moved backwards three or four steps. But with the bone grafts intact he is hopeful that he can surgically close the gap, excise the devitalized skin, place some drains and get you back on track. They will take lots of cultures in the OR and hopefully we can fine-tune your antibiotic therapy again. If all goes well we will be back at Brightwood in a week or so.
Looking at those CT scans today, it's hard to catch my breath. How do you do what you do? How do you get through your day, often with a smile and a joke, a little jig, always a thumbs up. Your Bring it On Sparkle. Well Champ, you set the bar pretty high. We will do our best to meet your Amazing Mark and be there for you tomorrow... and the next day. Whatever comes, it's thumbs up and bring it on!
With a hopeful heart,
Mum and Team 44