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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012

Today was another tough day for Jason. They have him on so many different meds that he just doesn't feel well, and he looses his appetite. I kind of push him to eat some food, so that he doesn't take the meds on an empty stomach, and he does eat some, but I know it isn't near enough. We'll be meeting with the doctors again in the morning, and at that time I'll be getting more information, and learning as much as I can about what I should be doing. Speaking of that, there was a dressing change today, and it was with the new Medihoney (sp?) product. I watched how they applied it, and it looked rather easy, so I am guessing that, that will be what we will be using once he does get back home. On the good side, all of his wounds did look better, and it seems they are feeling better, from how Jason is reacting.

No visitors today, other than the medical staff, and I think that was a good thing. He was just wanting to rest most of the day. This morning he did start out with OT, and Lynn. She came by to do some exercises with him, and did get through some stuff, then as the afternoon came he began to feel a little more uneasy, as I described above.

I just spent most of the rest of the day with him, with a short trip back to the house, right after he had his lunch. I made sure the trapeze bars were installed, and in the correct locations, and that the house was locked up. Other than that not much else to write about right now.

Thank you, all for all your continued support and prayers. I know it seems kind of down right now, but I have the feeling things are going to start getting better, and that that is going to be tomorrow morning.

4 comments:

  1. Honey has very strong antibacterial properties. They should use organic honey on him. Poor Jason, too many drugs in his system. You aren't being down, just realistic. I am glad that you are talking to the doctors. Find out exactly what he is taking and why. Keep a list of them. This is an important conversation to have. I do know that cutting back on some can make him feel nausated also. Keep the faith Jason and remain strong in mind and body. We are praying for you. Don't give up.

    All our best,
    Love, Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  2. So sorry Jason's still not feeling all that great! Hope he feels better tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!
    Praying!
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  3. Hi guys - Praying for more wisdom and guidance for the Docs at Balboa so Jason can get back to the house. A few days of upcoming leave sounds like a good idea.

    Katie a Maine Mom

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  4. Hey there!
    The Students are VERY worried about Jason right now. I think they understand fully how too many meds can make you feel "cruddy." They also understand that he needs them to fight off other illnesses, infection and such. I honestly think they are the MOST concerned about the passing of Boomer. They have been asking me constantly if he was going to try to get another dog-- they have seen how much therapy and service dogs have made a difference for them personally. Our hope is that Jason continously feels our Students support & care. Jason is OUR Ssgt. HERO!

    Blessings,
    from All of us here at Diamond Learning Center

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