Forrest had great visits from Kim Tapper and APTB friends Megan and Abby on Saturday. He was able to get out of bed and sit in the chair for an hour and a half during the visit! The pain in his ribs was quite bad at times and the pain medicine makes him drowsy, so he napped occasionally throughout the day. He and I watched some football together, but some intensely painful episodes made it hard to position him where he could be comfortable. Finally last night, we got the position and the pain medicine working together and he had a quiet night.
As we often do, we got a hospital sitter to watch over Forrest last night so Tami (Caregiver Extraordinaire) was able to get some rest. SuperMom got a short but well deserved break to go home to BrightWood to visit with sister Lobie and her husband Clarence.
Forrest's Sunday morning and afternoon visitors were from long time chums, Nick Weeden, Whitney Weeden and Alix Morgan. Nate Chambers and Maley Coombs came up tonight and had dinner with Forrest. Maley keeps the farm and the horses organized, and has been helping out extra with Martin and the ManCave fish during Forrest's hospital stay. It was great to have all of these visitors this weekend and are so thankful for the extra smiles and laughs that they brought to Forrest!
Tomorrow brings a procedure to surgically place a central line for another 6 to 8 weeks of continuously administered antibiotics as well as a CT scan to see how the new noggin' is doing. We are hoping to have Forrest try some walking tomorrow and we will continue adjusting the pain meds as well. But everyday is another day closer to going home!
Pops of Team 44
|Lunch with Abby, Megan and Kim, followed by making turkeys out of hospital gloves to go with the stack of |
awesome Thanksgiving pictures created by Forrest's Immersion friends at APTB and delivered by Kim to brighten up the hospital room!
|Whitney and Nick|
|Thumbs up with Alix|
|Maley and Nate|
|Enjoying a Skype session with Austin while sitting upright in the chair!|