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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012

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.

9 comments:

  1. Love, hugs, and prayers headed your way. {{{Jason}}} and {{{George}}} Praying for healing, peace of mind, and strength to get through the bumps along the road. One of my favorite quotes is "Nobody ever said it would be easy, they only said that it would be worth it." Hang in there, y'all!! God is in control, and you've got an untold number of prayer warriors sending up prayers for you every day.
    Ms Tracy
    Joelton, TN

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  2. George, you are an amazing Dad. We're praying for Jason - so much discomfort must be so hard on him - and you. It may be one step forward and one step back right now, but you'll get there. You're all in our prayers.

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  3. Am so sorry you're going through this, Jason! Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
    Isaiah 53:4-6 ¶Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    Prayer Bears
    My email address

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  4. George, Jason is blessed to have you. Know that you and Jason
    are in my prayers. I will pray for strength for you and healing for Jason.
    Blessings,
    Paula Gentile, friend of Carol and Tom Hall, from
    Pasadena, Maryland

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  5. George, I agree that Jason is very blessed to have you. You are an amazing Dad. The love you have shows with every word you write. Please take care of yourself. You both are in my thoughts and prayers every day.

    Eileen Bitting
    Marine Mom
    Danville,CA

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  6. Jason - I wish you were not going thru this pain. I offer up special prayers for you as you once again are fighting an infection and acute pain.

    Peace my friend!

    Katie a Marine Mom

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  7. Prayers and best wishes for getting the situation under control. You are two very incredible people... hang in there...

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