Jason is doing well, and improving all the time. Some times during the day he has to deal with some difficult pain or discomfort, but for the most part he is continuing to heal. There seems to have been a general improvement with his infections, and we were spoken to about possible dates for when they will shut off all his antibiotics. The dates won't be listed here, as there is still some question about what they will be, and I don't want to set anyone's expectations, and then be wrong about it.
Because of some of the problems he was having earlier today he did not get to go down to PT. I think this was a little bit of a disappointment for Jason, as he tends to enjoy going there. Later this evening he was feeling much better and probably could have done his PT then, but all of the trainers were gone. He will be headed down to the PACU tomorrow; they will be doing a dressing change and washout; and, it is possible that they will be making a decision about what the next specific steps will be. I can probably guess, as many of the readers of this blog can probably do, but I am not a big fan of speculation, so I'll keep the thoughts to myself.
Not too much in the way of visitors today, other than medical staff and family, with one notable exception. Tom and Carol Hall came by with some gifts from their church, for Jason and the family, and Tom also told me he made a bunch of cookies for us to enjoy. Unfortunately Jason was asleep when Tom and Carol showed up, but later he woke up and ate some of the cookies, and shared some with his family. I think everybody had a couple... ;-) Jason has to head down to the PACU tomorrow morning, so I'll attempt to get over there before he has to go down, but otherwise I will be visiting with him tomorrow, after he gets back to his room.
Thank you, all for your continued prayers and support. Please keep in mind all those folks who are dealing with difficult situations, around the world, as well as those that here at the Naval Hospital, Bethesda.