Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Monday, September 5, 2011

September 5, 2011

Jason said he was feeling a bit "under the weather" today, and Dr. Malone suggested that it was simply a cold from contact with some "bug" while at Benihanas. He didn't have much of a temperature, and all his vitals were right in line with what they should have been, so none of the doctors who came to see him today showed they were concerned about it. Linda and I got over to see him early this morning and he seemed okay, just a bit more tired than usual.

We visited with him for a couple hours then asked if he was interested in getting out on his chair. He said not today, and that he wanted to get out on his prone cart. This was a good decision, as far as I was concerned because I wanted him to get some time in the prone position to allow some of the "air" on his wounds. He hadn't done this in a few days, and it was needed. Jason was able to get on to the cart more easily than he has in the past, and when he was out Jason only did a couple laps of the floor. Typically he will do five or more, so it was obvious that he wasn't feel 100%. Tomorrow Jason goes in for a dressing change, in the PACU, and if it is like the usual, he will be going in early in the morning and then we'll have the rest of the day to do whatever he would like to do. I'm going to see if I can get him to head over to the America's Building, tomorrow, to check out their new rehab center. Of course, the PT folks will probably be coming by and want to do some exercises and that may cause us to have to delay the visit, but that's okay we'll get there one day.

We will be coming over to visit with Jason early tomorrow morning, since he will be going to the PACU and Linda has to fly home tomorrow morning. It will be just Jason and I again, (and the rest of the hospital staff) and we have been able to get along okay in the past. Besides, the medical staff here is pretty good and they help us out a great deal. We like to tell Jason that he has achieved "Rock Star" status, in the hospital and they all want to be able to spend some time with him. He also gets some special visitors as a result, like today an artist came by, , who presented him with a painting that would be considered a collectable. It is a one-of-a-kind original, done specially for Jason. It is the buzzard, bomb and anchor that EOD uses as a symbol. Jason was very pleased with this and wanted to be sure that we treat it with care, especially when the time comes to ship it out.

We left Jason a little earlier than usual tonight, but then we need to get up earlier than usual for tomorrow. Thank you, all for your continued support, and for all your prayers.

2 comments:

  1. The PTs are really going to help Jason now and he will get stronger each day. Thank you Dr. Malone and everyone, you are still in our prayers. Please do take good care of yourselves so that you can continue to do great work with our wounded warriors. Thanks George for the posts!

    Karen & Rob Weaver
    Livermore, California

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  2. Hope he's feeling better tomorrow and can enjoy the time away from the room!
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