I'm sure there are a number of you out there wanting to know what is going on with Jason. Well, in a nut shell, he is again an in-patient and again a no-contact patient. He is dealing with another infection, though this time it is no where near the scope that he had to deal with in the past. He has a bladder infection, as well as another abdominal inflammation and all of this causes a great deal of pain and discomfort for him. We figure that Jason will be in the hospital for a couple of days and then be able to come back home, though we have to wait and see what happens. As a little side note, he is in the room that is right next to the room he had previously.
The sequence of events went something like this...
He went to the ER for the first visit and after several hours they sent him home, and he was comfortable for a few hours. Late this morning I again had to get him transported to the ER, for pretty much the same issue as before. This time, though, Jason was seen by a couple of different doctors and again the first point of attention was to get his pain under control. All seemed like it was working, and despite what Jason and I had said about how his pain, or how it was described, they felt Jason could go back home again. I had to head over to the pharmacy, to pick up yet another prescription; and, while I was gone he had one of the episodes of pain, and it was a significant one. Jason was still hooked up to the monitors, where they were tracking heart and respiration, and when the episode hit the monitors also showed wickedly high levels of activity and this finally convinced the medical staff that he needed to be monitored a little more closely. He was sent up to the 5-West area, where he had been previously.
The people there were both surprised and happy to see Jason, but at the same time concerned for his discomfort. I'm sure that as more find him there again they will also be impacted the same. I am going to be spending my time with Boomer, and doing some clean up around the house. We were supposed to get cable installed today, and missed that appointment, so I need to reschedule. There was also an appointment with Mobility Solutions, as they were going to be working on his chair. Again, I will need to reschedule, as this too, is an important item on the list of things we need to get done.
As for other aspects of his treatment, I was able to speak with the doctor for a little while today, and he is concerned about the rate of progress on the wounds. He said they were going to be working to re-do some of his schedule so that Jason isn't up on his wounds so much, and they can alleviate some of the pressure that is caused by him being up so much. I think this is a good idea, though I don't know how well Jason is going to like it. He has gotten so used to being able to more around, and go where he wants that he will now have to pull that in a bit. Just stay tuned for how this all plays out, I'm sure it will be interesting.
Thank you all, for all your support and prayers, Jason needs the strength more than ever now... and so do I.