May 16, 2011 - A day out of the room

Today was an interesting day for multiple reasons. Jason was able to get out of his room for over 2 hours, in his power chair; Occupational Therapy (O.T.) worked with him and gave him more exercises to do with his hands and arms; There is a concern for his shoulder, after working with O.T.; and, there were multiple medical teams who all seemed to want to speak with or work with Jason, and all at the same time. Fortunately for Jason, the Physical Therapy (P.T.) team were in his room early and began to set things up for a ride in his chair.

This is the way it went down. The Surgical team had come in just prior to O.T. and gave him a complete update, as well as discussed what to expect in the O.R. tomorrow. O.T. began working with his hands and arms, and noticed a problem with Jason's shoulders, and as a result an X-ray was ordered. P.T. showed up right after O.T. and got things going for his ride. While that was going on the X-ray team showed up and saw everything else happening and said they would come back later. We got Jason in his chair and decided to go visit the folks in the I.C.U., on the fourth floor. On the fourth floor there were a few of the people there that knew Jason, and also a number of medical staff that didn't know him. None-the-less it was a good visit and Jason had a good time. The ride took us next to the first floor where we went to visit the Marines in their main office, and this was another chance for Jason to feel pretty good. He was a little concerned about going through the door, as it was his first attempt at entering another room, and he did very well, especially with the turn around. Finally we went back up to the fifth floor and decided to take care of the X-ray of his shoulder, right after he made a quick visit to the O.T./P.T. office (also on the fifth floor). All total, he was in his chair for over 2 hours.

The rest of the day was spent just simply visiting with all the visitors who came in to see him, and to talk with the medical staff. I think Jason enjoys most of the people at the hospital; enjoys all that they are doing for him; and, hopes to be out of there as soon as possible. His spirits are strong and his attitude is very much a "Can Do" way of thinking. His Marine brothers are maintaining a pretty good focus on him, and that helps a great deal, and his family is thankful for all they are providing. We are also thankful for all the support and prayers that we continue to get from all those around us, and especially from those who are following this blog.


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