Today was a good day for Jason, in that he had a successful surgery; they were able to remove the "Ex-Fix" support; the wounds were healing up well, better than anticipated; and, the pins went into his pelvis area. The real surprise was the healing of the wounds, in that there was significantly more healing than they though they would find. All this is very positive, as it allowed for the first closing of the wounds. This was all positive, especially since Jason didn't even know he had gone to surgery, when we spoke with him in the early afternoon (after the surgery). All he knew was that he was still feeling some pain.
That is the down side of the surgeries, in that each time they have to make some "adjustments" with the wounds, afterward he has an increased level of pain. It takes up to two hours for the pain to get back under control, and the good news is that it does seem that there is a bit more control for the pain. Like they have finally found a "formula" in how to deal with his pain. Now we just need to figure out when his next surgery is... I was told by one source that his next surgery, after Monday, would probably be Thursday; and, today I was told that they might want to take him back in on Wednesday. Personally I would go with Thursday, but it isn't my decision. I'm just happy the progress seems to be going in the right direction, and his wounds are healing up.
He is supposed to be receiving his Purple Heart tomorrow, so we have a few things we would like to do for him. I have been able to help him shave a couple of times, so I'll do that again, and we can set the bed up, so that he looks a bit more presentable, however, he hasn't had a shirt on in well over a month now, and he would really like to wear one for the ceremony. David, his brother, brought a shirt that we think we can get him to wear, and still not have to deal with too many of the wires that he is hooked up to. We think it will work, and Jason is all for it, but we haven't tried it yet, so we're not sure. I guess you'll see via the pictures that come back, so stay tuned.
Thank you, again - and I'll keep on thanking you all, as long as I see that people are following this blog. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers and ask for strength for all, as we go forward.