Your reconstructed Noggin suits your handsome profile beautifully. And while its early, there's no evidence of CSF overdrainage so far. In this photo the determination is clearly visible in your eyes. Your underlying unsinkable sense of humor is reflected in your smile snd your trade mark thumbs up speaks volumes of your enduring optimism.
What goes unseen in this photograph is the stabbing pain emanating from your chest wall with each breath or your inability to swallow without an excruciating coughing spasm or your nausea and difficulty breathing when the physical therapist attempted to sit you up. You are trying so hard to hide the emotional and physical exhaustion that plagues you. With every labored breath you take my heart aches for you Darlin'.
I remember an interview you did over two years ago when the journalist asked you what was your secret to staying so upbeat. You smiled at her and replied, "What I've learned is, that in life there are some way Highs and then there are some real Lows...and sometimes you just gotta wait out the Lows to get to the next High!" So Forrest that's what we will do. We will wait out this really painful Low and be back on top again soon. In the meantime counting our blessings helps.
Blessings like Tami, who is always there for you, and for us, with a cheerful helping hand, a book to divert your attention from discomfort and an all night bedside vigil when needed. Like probably again tonight!
Messages, videos, Paws Up For Forrest pet pictures on FB , and FT with Austin and your pals break up the day and make anything seem possible. Tomorrow will be better, Champ.
With love and gratitude for your prayers, encouragement and devotion to Forrest,