Today was a very good day for Jason, as he didn't have to deal with a dressing change, and Mom (Linda)came down to stay with Jason (and me!) through to the end of November. On top of that, David and his family - Miriam and Dylan - came down to spend the weekend with all of us. All-in-all, a pretty good start to a very good day. Then on top of all that, they were able to obtain another bed for Jason, and this time it had the trapeze with it, and it wasn't a problem with configuration or size. I think Jason was happy with this one.
There were a couple of new patients brought on to the ward today, and that is going to provide Jason with a couple more people he will be able to talk with and get to know a little better. It will probably bring a little more activity to the floor and I think that sometimes more activity is a good thing for Jason, and his healing. Along those same lines of thought, Jason got out on his wheelchair today, and was able to wheel himself around, with very little assist. I think just getting outside the hospital was a good thing for Jason. He had been in that room for nearly all the time for the past week.
When David came by this morning he had a package from his Aunt Joyce. She sent him a big sign that said, "Welcome Home Jason, To California" and David and I attempted to put the sign up on the wall. You have to understand, Joyce really had a BIG banner created and it was a pretty heavy sign. In the hospital we can not put hooks or nails or pins in the wall, so we tried to secure it with tape. Jason was asleep when David and I got started, and when we were finished we woke him and he saw the banner on the wall, and gave that "look" he gives, whenever he is surprised. It was very pleasing to see Jason smile. Tomorrow, the nursing staff is going to help us secure it a little better, so that it will stay up.
Bridgette called and she and Jason had a conversation for several minutes. I know he is anxious to have his family out here with him, and it is a matter of time until that happens now, so in your prayers, please include Bridgette and the girls, and ask to keep them safe.
Thank you, for all your continued support and all your prayers.