Today was another quiet day for Jason. He didn't go in first, to the PACU, but he did get in early, and back before lunch. I had actually gotten to visit with him early in the morning (one of those days when I woke up early and walked on over). He was talking about having to go without his laptop and wanted to get some information off of it. I guess he is concerned about some of his financial things, as he tends to do, and wants to be sure all is taken care of. I took this as a good sign, that his focus is on the "regular things" of life, and that his injuries are pretty much an inconvenience. His attitude is that he knows he needs to get through this, and it is going to take some time to get back to living his life as normal as he can, and he remains very positive.
I had asked him what he would like to have for lunch, since it seemed he would be getting back to his room around that time. I jokingly asked him what he wanted to have for his late breakfast. He thought a couple of minutes and said, "Pizza!" So, I went out and picked up a couple of pizzas for all of us to share, and brought them in just a few minutes after he got settled. One of the corpsman came in and said that it was the best smelling room in the building... ;-) Bridgette brought the girls over, after picking them up from day care. They got to enjoy some of the left over pizza, and Jason got to enjoy being with them.
The doctors came by a little later and said that he was progressing nicely and that all was going well. They have a pretty good handle on his pain management, most of the time he has a pretty low level of pain, and he doesn't have to do much other than take the meds they provide him. We hope that he is able to maintain this for the rest of his stay here, and just work our way through the full healing process, one day at a time. One last little bit of information - a while back I mentioned that Jason was interviewed by CBS News; well, today they aired that interview, along with the other Marines. If you didn't see it, you can here: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7370743n&tag=contentMain;contentBody
Thank you, all for your continued prayers, we are all continuing to remain positive, and look forward to seeing as many of you as we can, as soon as we can.