Today did not turn out as we had planned. We both got up kind of early, as we normally do, and ate a quick breakfast. We decided on a quick breakfast because of an early appointment. I was concerned about commute traffic, so I wanted to leave with a little more time than I would normally, because I didn't want to be late. As it turned out, the traffic was all in the opposite direction, and as a result we arrived on the early side, though parking wasn't any easier.
Towards the end of his first appointment Jason started to complain of discomfort and finally it was decided to go see another doctor. It was good that we did as he found out that he has developed a bit of a bladder infection. The urology department ran through some tests and has provided him with some medications to deal with it. The challenge with this was that it took a few hours to get through everything, and we still had the other appointment to attend to. We also had to go to the pharmacy and pick up some new meds, and it ended up by taking most of the day to get back to the house.
Jason is much more comfortable now, and resting in his bed. I have to admit, it was a little scary for me at first, then when we knew what was going on, I was just more concerned about being able to get through the day. Jason had gotten up in his chair early in the morning, and had stayed in his chair for most of the day. The couple of breaks that he did have really helped out with that, but he was still up in his chair for a long period of time. On the positive side, we did go see the wound care people and they were very please with the progress and said that Jason was doing a great job.
One of the things that happened today, that was a bit of a treat for Jason was that Dr. Malone called and talked with Jason for a while. I get to communicate with Dr. Malone every once in a while, and I provide some updates on how he is doing, but it is so much better for her to get the updates straight from Jason. Jason has said more than once, that if it ever came to a point where there was a need for additional surgery he would ask to be flown back to Dr. Malone.
Anyway, I thought we would be getting back to the house around 11:30 this morning, when in actuality, we got back home at about 16:00 (4pm). When we drove up we saw there was another little gift waiting for us (Thank you, Karen and Rob). Jason and I brought it in, and started to relax a little. When I walk in to the house right now, the first thing that comes to mind is that I need to get some of this stuff put away and cleaned up. Jason has just about all his stuff from North Carolina now, so now we need to figure out where to put it. He needs to get a desk and a book case, then that will help with a big portion of the stuff. I need to then get rid of the boxes. The recycle bin is full of cardboard and paper, and tomorrow is pickup day, so I will then be able to fill it again, over the next couple of days.
Thank you, for all you prayers and support. Also, please continue to pray for all those others who are also dealing with other challenges and areas of pain. We'll probably have more days like this, though I hope they are few and far between.