This blog is dedicated to the recovery and rehab of SSGT Jason Ross, and over the past several months I have, at times, diverted to more esoteric items that really don't have a great deal to do with what my initial intent was. Therefore, since it is the new year, and I have the ability to do so, I am rededicating myself to postings on this blog of JUST Jason's recovery and rehab focus. Having said that...
Today Jason got up at just a little before 06:00, as that is the time when I give him his initial meds of the day. A short time after that I helped him get ready for a nice shower, and over to the shower. The bedroom he sleeps in is not a master bedroom in the more traditional sense of the word, and does not have a bath attached directly to the room (none of the bedrooms do). He gets a little PT each time he does this, so going down the short hall provides him a chance to "warm up" a little, for the day. We're working with the housing folks here to get a couple of trapezes installed, so he can more easily transfer himself (to and from the shower and to and from the bed), and again, it is good PT for him anyway.
Once he was done with the shower I did a dressing change, and I am thinking that the next time the wound nurse sees his progress, she will be pleased. Once he gets to the point of having the wounds FINALLY closed, he can progress more rapidly with his rehab efforts. Dr. Malone had told me that the wounds were simply going to be closing up on their own, and would be taking what will fell like a slow path, so I am now seeing that.
Because it is still a holiday, there really wasn't much more to do today, other than some web surfing and just taking care of some little chores. Not sure about tomorrow, as it is the tail end of the holiday for most of the hospital, so I don't think there will be any activity with OT or PT, but we might head over there anyway. We're both hoping the barber shop is open as we both need a haircut (me more than Jason). If not, we will take care of it on Tuesday.
Thank you, for the support and prayers you have sent our way, because this is more a marathon than a sprint, I will continue to ask for them to be sent Jason's way, for as long as I think I need to ask.