Today was another great day for Jason to enjoy. He had a couple more visitors come by and spend some time with him; he got outside to enjoy the sun shine; and, his uncle Larry bought him some sushi! Dr. Malone came by and talked with us for a little bit, and she let us know that Jason was doing great, and that the healing process was moving along just the way we want it to. It won't be too long until the rehab becomes a little more aggressive, and then, as soon as Jason has the strength he needs (in his arms), he will be moving on again to the next level rehab. We have been talking about this for months now, and finally it seems like it is actually going to be happening. Where he will be going hasn't been decided yet, but that will be done within the next couple weeks.
Its always nice to get visitors, especially from the Marines who have a connection with Jason, and they can all start to talk "shop." It tends to leave some of the rest of us out of the conversation, but that's okay. I really like how it makes Jason feel, and look. The expressions on his face when the other guys are there is absolutely priceless.
His ride in his chair today was one of those where he really didn't go far, but he did go outside, and kind of parked under a tree where he simply enjoyed the sun and wind blowing softly. Some birds flew by, and of course the always present geese. He didn't want to stay out too long, as the sun was very bright and warm, but it was long enough for him to tilt his head back and close his eyes to just feel the sun on his face, even if it was for just a couple of moments. This was one of those times when you know that he is going to get through all this and be doing more than any of us could ever imagine.
Thank you, for all the help, support and prayers for Jason, AND his doctors it is so much appreciated you will never know.