October 24, 2011

Not much new today, so I'm going to make this a shorter posting... I think.

Jason had a pretty good day in the PACU, and both went in early and came back early. I was over to see him in the morning and when they took him down I picked up his laundry and took it to be washed. I need to be sure that he has enough clean close to get through the rest of the week. I may have to do laundry one more time, just before we leave, but that's okay. I took the clean clothes back over to his room a couple of hours later and while putting it away got the call that he was on his way back to his room. Once in his room I asked him if he wanted anything to eat and he said he would enjoy a Big and Toasty from Dunkin Donuts. Not sure what he see in those, as I think they're a little greasy, but he likes them.

No visitors today, other than Bridgette, her mom and the girls, and the medical staff coming in and out frequently. Dr. Malone did stop by, later in the morning and told us a little more about the flight to Balboa and what to expect. That was all good, but the real interesting thing was about Jason's visit to the PACU tomorrow. She said that today he looked better than he has ever looked (she was talking about his wounds and how they were healing) and the doctors all agreed that it was probably a good time to try a change with the dressing process. Tomorrow they will not be using any anesthetic and see how Jason does. If the discomfort is too great he will be given some anesthetic and do as they have done in the past. If he is able to deal with the dressing change without anesthetic then he won't have to come to the PACU again. They will start doing the changes right in his room AND he won't have to miss any more meals. Jason was very much in favor of doing this so I'm a little anxious to see how things turn out tomorrow.

Not much else going on, and I am a bit tired so I'll call it quits for the day. Thank you, all for all your continued support and prayers. It seems we have made it through the very worst and now we can truly feel like Jason is going on to the next steps in his recovery.


  1. Amazing, wonderful, great, miraculous!

    Happy, glorious, exciting, news.

    All our best always,
    Karen & Rob Weaver
    Livermore Friends

  2. Sounds like you're definitely turning a corner!
    Know that I'm always here praying!
    Psalms 121:3-5 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
    Prayer Bears
    My email address

  3. "California here we come!"
    Blessings on you and and your family. You're continually in my prayers.
    God Bless!
    Paula Gentile, Friend of Carol and Tom Hall

  4. That is a huge step....Jason is one gritty Marine. Hoping that it all continues apace...and we get you home to Cali ASAP. Great also to have the contact info for the RN at Balboa who can help be sure you know how things will work there.


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