Today was an especially busy day for me, as I had to pack up all my belongings (again) so that I could move out of the Fisher House. Then I went over to pack up all of Jason's belongings, so that I could move both of us to his new house. It was a matter of shuttling back and forth, and still spending some time with Jason. On top of all that Jason had his dressings changed today, and I was involved with that, too. Despite all the activity and shuttling, we managed to get out of the hospital by 15:30 (3:30pm) today, and we were in the house just a few minutes later.
The day started out with the packing, and then I had to make the first run over to the house. The bed was being delivered and I needed to be there to receive it, and to make sure it was set up both correctly, and in the right place. The guys from Healthy Back were very professional and had it done in less than an hour. That was great, as far as I was concerned because I still needed to finish with Jason's room. Jason was feeling a little tired today, as yesterday was a particularly busy day for him. I guess it was better that way, since I was gone for most of the time, and he was able to just sleep. He did have one visitor, one of his old EOD buddies, and that made me feel better about taking off.
Once we finally got out of the hospital (after a pretty good tutorial on what I was going to be doing for Jason) we headed over to the house. We got into the house and did some unpacking, then I asked Jason to attempt the chair/recliner. He got into the chair with little difficulty, and he was generally comfortable. This was a good thing, as I was concerned about wheelchair time, and how that tended to be a little uncomfortable when he was in the chair too long. The challenge was getting back to his wheelchair, from the recliner. It was a big effort for Jason, and he did it, though he said it was going to take a bunch more practice before he did it well.
We had soup for dinner, as we both just wanted to something simple and quick. It was fortunate for us that the Blue Star Moms and Furnishing Hope (food and furniture) had the house set up for us. We need to finish getting the house in order tomorrow, as well as we need to get Jason over to the hospital for his first appointment as an out patient! Pretty cool!!
Jason is sleeping now, and I am going to bed in just a few minutes. Thank you, all for all your support through this journey. I set out to track it with this blog, and now it looks like this first chapter (book?) is done. I will still be making entries to the blog, though I don't know how often right now. Please let me know if this is something you'd like me to continue, or if you've all had enough. God bless you all, and thank you again.