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Iwo Gima
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012

Jason went to go see his doctor today - his main doctor while here in Balboa, and it turned out to be a very good visit. Dr. Pyo first talked about the medications that Jason was currently taking, and which of them had he been cutting back on. He was pleased with what Jason has been doing, and thinks we are doing fine as it relates to the amount of medication we are still working with. He suggested that we can begin to pull back even more on some of the pain meds, though we need to do it carefully, and paying a great deal of attention to how any of the changes make. Jason was totally on board with that, and so we changed topics to how the wounds were healing, and what we can do differently to better help the healing. Dr. Pyo also spoke about bringing in the doctors from Bethesda, since they have a more intimate knowledge of what Jason's wounds are, from the inside. They were the surgeons, and Dr. Pyo is not a surgeon, so they have a different perspective. There might be some surgeries coming up for Jason, in the next few months - maybe several weeks, though that can only be decided after the conversations have been completed, with all the doctors, Jason and me - yeah, they even want me there... ;-)

Once the conversation ended, on the wounds, Dr. Pyo wanted to actually see the wounds and so Jason got up on the exam table and I assisted him in taking the dressings off; doing a pretty good exam; and, then putting new dressings back on. We even had to retrieve a new pair of shorts for Jason, as the old ones had gotten a little dirty, or soiled from the wounds draining some.

When the appointment was over Jason was ready to head back home. It was a good thing there was only the one appointment, because it was a long one. One of the items that we touched on was appointments in general. Jason will begin having some of the treatments at the house here, so he can avoid getting on the chair, and just staying in bed to help with the healing. Everything seems to be pointing to better healing while he is laying down, so we want to go that way. Not sure when the house visits are going to start, but I'd expect to see it next week, or possibly the next.

Not much else going on with Jason's recovery, so I'll sign off with my usual Thank you, for all your support and prayers. We do appreciate all of you...

3 comments:

  1. Little by little you're getting more done. Thankful for the progress but know there's still so much more to get through. Still praying hard in Seattle!
    Psalms 34:4, 6-7 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. (6-7) This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
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  2. Praying that the infection is completely gone!

    We're all still praying for you Jason and look forward to wonderful milestones. Looking forward to a PARADE one day.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  3. Hi guys, we are having San Diego weather here today, very blue sky's, temps to 68 today. yea! that they are consulting with the surgeons at Bethesda. George you are the big advocate in Jason's medical issues, it's not easy but you never wavier so glad you are being recognized as such by the docs.

    take care - Katie a Marine Mom

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