Jason had a busy day today, with it starting off with banjo lessons. Jim came by (during his break) and spent close to 1/2 an hour with Jason. Jason showed us that he can move his fingers enough to start playing a round (that is a specific way of describing how a player picks the strings in a specific order), and with practice he will be able to play it like a pro. It makes me want to pick up my guitar and start playing with it again, so we can play together - either that or I'll learn how to play the banjo too!
The doctors all came in and talked a bit about how he was doing and asking him how he was feeling, pretty much like they do on a regular basis. I guess it is one of those things that I'm happy with, and that is that Jason never shows any tiring of them, even when they don't bring any new information. He will see, on average, about 10 doctors every day, and tomorrow he will be seeing a bunch of them as he goes in to the O.R. again. We're hoping that it is simply a check and a wash-out of his wounds, with possibly the removal of one of the wound vacs - both if we're lucky. We'll just have to wait and see tomorrow.
Jason also got out on his chair today, and went out side the hospital again. We got out side and then he said, "I could really go for a chocolate milk shake." So, like any good mom, Linda sent me to go get one. Fortunately there is a McD's near by and they do have milk shakes. I came back with a milk shake for Jason, Mom and me. One was offered to Bridgette but she said she was going to the gym a little later and didn't think it was a good idea to drink a milk shake and then run on the tread mill (I think she's right). While I was gone the power chair guy (Pete the Chair Guy) came by and put a cup holder on his chair. We stayed out and visited for a couple of hours when I had to be the spoil sport and said we had to go back in. Jason had come out without his medications and I.V. hookups, so it was about the limit he could go. It was nice being out though, as a bunch of folks came by that we knew and they all took the time to stop and talk with Jason.
Linda and I plan on trying to get out to Washington, D.C. again, tomorrow, so we'll be gone when he gets back from the O.R. We talked to him already about this and he is strongly in favor of us going. The weather is supposed to be much better (not so hot and muggy) so we should be okay. Otherwise, we'll see him in the evening and get the update then.
Thank you, for the continued prayers of support, it is something that we are going to need for some time to come.