5:32pm We had our helmet molding and check up appointments today. They went very well! Auntie Martha came with me since James needed to work and she did a fantastic job helping out- thank you twin!
Dr. Forrest examined Jacob and was very pleased with how things are healing up. The helmet molding went well. Auntie was wonderful at calming both Jacob and myself down! She held Jacob and I distracted him while the orthotist placed a sock and plaster on Jacob's head. He was so good! Jacob had head measurements taken by a laser and the report back was that at the moment Jacob has an almost perfect head shape! The measurements are extremely precise. It just goes to show how impressive Dr. Forrest's skills are. Our true life hero. The helmet will continue to mold Jacob's head shape and more importantly protect it as the bone hardens. We complete a final fitting and receive the helmet next week.
It was very cathartic returning to Sick Kids and being on the other side now. Such a different and positive visit this time. Martha described Jacob as a "graduate/alumni" today. Very true! That building and the staff in it changed our lives forever. I will never forget this experience.
Thank you for being with us on our journey. We have felt you in spirit
the whole way and look forward to each day ahead and to all the
good things coming in Jacob's future.
I am including a photo that we took today as a small gift to you all! I am leaving you off on a positive note! We have been so inspired by Jacob's bravery, strength, and spirit. He may be a young soul, but he has incredible courage and resilience. Jacob still has some work to do but we are now well on our way and have been given a new start.
I have learned that no matter how difficult the situation, we are given blessings as gifts to help cope. They are all around us. All you have to do is look, receive, and enjoy!
See you all soon! Have a wonderful night.