Jason started the day on a rough note, with his pain level bouncing around a bit, and there seemed to be somewhat of a struggle to get it on an even keel. By late morning he was doing a little better, and his doctor came in to speak with Jason, and since we were there, with us. She said that Jason was now pretty much no longer "sick" and that all of the infection was gone, and his wounds were showing real strong signs of healing up, just like they should. Up until now, he had an NG-tube going into his stomach, as well as a feeding tube going down just past his stomach. The doctor wanted to remove the NG-tube, and Jason agreed to doing this. (A little side bar - Jason was kept involved with just about every aspect of his treatment and any time anything happened they would discuss it with Jason first, and seemed to only do it if he agreed to it). The decision was also made to move Jason to the 5th floor, and he was to go back to the room that has been held for him, for the past several weeks. Can you imagine what the costs would have been if he were to have been in a private hospital, "occupying" two rooms?
Anyway, He was moved there this afternoon and the move was a nice boost to his morale. The next step is to get him out of his bed and into a first step chair, so that he can get outside. It won't be a chair as you typically think of, but it will be kind of a cross between a bed and a wheelchair. The primary purpose is to let him get outside the hospital, FINALLY, and this should help with his first steps towards rehabilitation. There are still other things that he needs to do, and there will be skin graphs done, but these are things we already expected, and compared to what he has already been through, will be relatively easy.
Please continue to pray for Jason, his wife and kids, and for Linda and I as we continue on this journey together, and thank you, for all that you have done.