I have to say that Jason had a good day today, though he was totally dissatisfied with the hospital food service. There was no breakfast brought, nor was there a lunch delivered. Other arrangements were done to insure he had some food for those meals. Thank goodness for the U.S.O. as they brought in some steaks at lunch, with all the fixens, because that became his lunch. His dinner, however, did come - though, it wasn't what he ordered (they give the patients a limited menu and ask them to select what they would like to eat), so as with the first two meals today, dinner was pulled together with other food that was available. He is getting anxious to leave the hospital, knowing that even though he will be "leaving" he will be simply headed to another hospital. At least it will be a change, and perhaps he will feel as though it is more refreshing.
All his vital signs are registering at more normal numbers lately, and everyone is happy about that. I am hoping to get him out on the chair tomorrow, and maybe even a little bit of banjo practice, to help get his hands moving more. I know the recreational therapist is anxious to see him doing more with his fingers, and the occupational therapist is anxious to see him doing more with his hands and arms, and the physical therapist is just happy to see him get out on his chair more. All of the activity is good for him, but we need to be careful that he doesn't wear himself down too quickly, as he is still healing up.
He did have a couple of visitors from Third Battalion, Eighth Marines, and from what we were told we can expect more. They have pretty much all come back from Afghanistan now and they want to come and see how Jason is doing. Aside from really needing a hair cut, Jason looks pretty good, and I think it does the guys who come to visit as much good for them as it does for Jason.
Thank you, all again, and please continue to pray for Jason. He isn't through with the healing process yet, and we still need the strength to get to the next level.