Jason's visit to the PACU was actually shorter than I had anticipated, and that was a good thing. Yesterday, we found out, late in the day, that he was going to be going to the PACU, and therefore he had to be put on the schedule. This meant that he would not be going first, and we thought he would not be headed down until probably 9:30am at the soonest, though we also knew it could still be early. Linda and I got up early and walked over to the hospital (because of the construction parking around here is kind of tough, especially in the morning) and actually got to Jason's room before 7:00am. Jason was still there and we got to have a nice visit with him. About the only thing that wasn't good was his bed, as one of the inflation cells didn't want to work right and it was making him uncomfortable. One of the techs. from the bed manufacturer came out, but that was later in the day and I'm jumping ahead just a bit. While we were talking with Jason (we'd been there about an hour now) the nurse came in and said they were calling for Jason down in the PACU. We all thought, "Cool" he was going down sooner than expected, and Jason was quickly gotten ready and he was out the door.
He was also back out of the PACU relatively quickly, as he was back in his room before 11:00am, so they were able to get the dressing change and exam done much faster than we thought would be the case. Getting back to his bed, the technician showed up and went through a few diagnostics and came up with the same conclusion Jason and I had, and that the bed was broken. Only trouble is he didn't have any replacement parts, or bed, with him. He was able to get the bed back to a fully inflated state and said the replacement would be by tomorrow. Considering Jason's schedule it should be interesting on how they manage a replacement swap out. The bed was comfortable enough for Jason to stay on it tonight, but because it wasn't doing the job it was designed to do (help the wound heal) now, we just wanted to get him on to another bed. The company is doing what it can to get the replacement bed here tomorrow, so I think it will be accomplished by the time Jason is back to his room.
Jason had some visitors later this evening. Some of the patients came by to see him, and one of them was the MGynSgt from Afghanistan. He also happens to be a new patient, and just wanted to come by to see how "Ross" was doing. Linda and I took the visit as an opportunity to leave, so we could be back to our room, as we would like to be up early enough to see Jason before he goes down to the PACU and then the O.R. The difference this time is that it is a scheduled visit, and he will be going to the O.R. He might be leaving as early as 6:30am tomorrow, so we need to get there by 06:00.
Thank you, all for your continued support and prayers. Please ask for strength and guidance for Jason and the doctors.