Today Jason got out on his cart and did five laps on the 4th floor, which totally seems appropriate, since he did four laps on the 5th floor. He was feeling pretty good today and we had a pretty good time visiting with all the folks and looking to see who, if any, were the new people on the floor. MGnySgt Todd came by again today, only this time he wasn't in uniform. At first I didn't recognize him, and would have walked right past him, but then took a second glance. He helped with getting Jason back into his bed, after Jason was done with his laps. Because we are oriented in the room a little differently Jason gets out on the other side of the bed, and when he did today it was much easier for him, and it worked the same getting back in.
The orthopedic doctor came by again today, to discuss the procedure on Tuesday and to let Jason know he wanted to have Jason come down to the PACU for a dressing change on Monday (tomorrow). It would allow him to have a better look at his wounds and provide for a full exam prior to the surgery. The Heterotopic Ossification (H.O.) is probably going to be a little more difficult to get taken care of than originally thought. Funny thing is, some of it is actually helping Jason, so they want to leave that in place. Once the initial surgery is completed the doctors will have a much better idea as to if there is going to be a second surgery and if so, when.
Jason had dinner with Mom and Dad today, so we made a run out to Popeye's to get the chicken. More importantly, I had to be sure to get the red beans and rice, as that is the best thing they have (that Jason likes), even better than Taco Bell...sometimes. Actually, as we were leaving to go get the chicken his dinner from the hospital kitchen was showing up, and by the time we got back it was all gone. I guess even he gets hungry sometimes... ;-)
Thank you, all for your continued support and prayers. Please keep the doctors in those prayers as well.