Jason went to the PACU for his dressing change and they took him down a bit later than originally planned. I understand there were some new patients brought in, and they had to do some quick changes. Please keep these guys in your prayers, as it isn't over yet, and we still have Marines and Soldiers (and Airmen and Sailors) in harms way. As a result of the late start he got back to his room a little later than we thought he would, but that was okay, as I had a couple of errands to take care of, and I was able to get everything done in time to be there when he came back.
There is going to be a big move soon, with all the patients moving from their current location to the new rooms, that have just been completed, and there is some extra activity going on right now. Like with any change, there is some good and some not so good associated with it, but overall I think this will be a good thing for Jason and everyone else. We have been told they will have better IT tools for the doctors and nurses, and being an IT kinda guy, that sounded good to me. Actually I thought some of the stuff they are already using was pretty cool, so I am anxious to see this newer stuff. But I digress - this is supposed to be about Jason, not the hospital.
While in the PACU they said he was making some great strides in how his wounds were healing up, and that they probably won't have to do any more skin grafts. He will be continuing with the dressing changes over the next few days, and then on Tuesday he is scheduled to go in to the O.R. where additional work is to be done, and then we will have another update on his progress.
Jason got out in his chair today, though he didn't make it down to PT today, at least not for any hands on therapy. He did get down to see their new set up and to check out some of the new equipment they will have to use. I guess they had a little celebration today, because along with the visual tour of the place he also got to eat some brownies and chocolate chip cookies. They are all still the same people Jason has been working with, so he doesn't have to get to know anybody new right now. In another week or so Jason will be headed over to another part of the hospital, where there is a new state-of-the-art rehab center being used now. He may get to do some work there before we leave, though we don't know that yet.
Thank you, all for your continued support and prayers.