Hello everyone, this is Toliver. My person, Forrest had surgery today at Johns Hopkins Hospital. I really don't like hospitals, but the doctors and nurses are really nice here. Before surgery, I got to hang out with Forrest in pre-op. The nurses were all quite smitten with me and I was allowed to give them kisses. Mum says it was very labradorable. I was worried when they took Forrest away, but everyone kept reminding me that he is strong and that he will be ok. I overheard the doctor talking to Mum, Pops and Tami earlier and Dr. Luciano said he is optimistic about how the surgery went to put in the new programmable valve in Forrest's shunt. They want to take things slow and make gradual adjustments to find what helps Forrest the most. He might not be able to sit or stand for a day or two to give the new valve a chance to do its job. Hopefully in a couple of days he will be back to playing with me again. In the meantime, I will quietly watch over him and help to bring smiles to the faces of the doctors, nurses, other patients and Team 44. We don't know how long we will be here yet, but we will keep you posted on how my Champion is doing over the next few days.
Thank you all for the love you give to my Forrest.
Hands in! "Team 44" on 4!!! I'm proud to be part of Team 44!