Jason took a slightly different direction today, and though he still went down to PT, and worked with the therapy folks, he didn't go directly back to his room. Today he went down and visited with a buddy of his, Tim, who was back at NNMC for some follow up surgery. To date, Tim had come by and visited with Jason probably 6 or 7 times, coming in either in his chair or wearing his new legs. Jason wanted to turn it around this time, since Tim can't get out of bed for a couple of days, and Jason can. They talked for about 30 minutes, and then Jason had to get back to his room, as he was starting to hit the "wall" with being away from his meds that long. It was probably the longest period Jason has been out and about, and he made it back to his bed in relatively good condition.
I think the opportunity to go visit with Tim was just the right thing to have happen for Jason, as the folks in PT talked about Jason getting out and doing something off the Naval Base, like go to lunch or something. They said they would coordinate with the doctors, to make sure Jason can be out that long, and the idea seemed like it was something Jason was definitely interested in. While in PT Jason worked more on his balance and again strengthening his core. He worked some on his arms too, so once he was back in his bed he confessed to me that he was a bit tired and his muscles felt like they had just done a good work out.
No other visitors today, other than the medical staff and support staff from the hospital. That's okay, as he did have a long outing from his room today, and that was kind of special.
Thank you, for your continued support and all your prayers. Jason and I have been here for over 5 months now and it feels like we may be coming to the end of our stay here at NNMC (National Naval Medical Center).