Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012

Jason had a good day today, and went to his one appointment at Wound Care, where they did another application of the A-cell treatment and then told him he would not need to change is dressings for a week. This is all good except that it also means that he won't be able to take a shower for a week, and he does enjoy a shower. Especially now that we have the trapeze in place and a new shower bench in place. Oh well, he'll have to wait a week to try them out.



Jason will be having a nurse with him for 8 hours a day, 6 days a week, and the first day is tomorrow. He will be coming over at 08:00 and staying until 16:00 (4pm) each day. Sunday will be the only day that we don't have the extra help. This also provides a bit of a rest for me, so that I can now get out and go for a walk or just sit back and read a book. I'm not sure what I will be doing, but it will be very interesting to see what happens and how it develops. The guy coming in is a licensed nurse, and is familiar with all of the things Jason is dealing with, though he can not touch the dressings or deal with the medications. That's okay, as I will continue to do that so it is a good balance.

Over the past few days we have received several boxes of medical supplies, so that we can be assured that we won't run out of anything, as long as Jason's wounds continue to heal. Considering all that was sent, I would have to say that I think we just might have enough to see us through. Actually it feels pretty good to have all this stuff, even if it totally dominates one of the linen closets.

These next few weeks are going to be interesting and fun, and then when Jason is done with the I.V. antibiotics he should be able to do a little more, and be able to get out and away from the house more. Most of his time will be laying down or in the recliner, so that his wounds can continue to heal up, and I think with all the treatment he has had over these past couple of days it should truly accelerate some of that healing, so wish us luck.

Thank you, for all your continued support and all the prayers you continue to send our way.

3 comments:

  1. SOunds right to me...some R and R for all. Some good food...some pressure off the healing areas...some pressure off the dear Dad....and some trained help. Enjoy- relax and keep on....
    Hugs.

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  2. Yay! Excellent news.

    Pls. give Jason and the girls a hug from me.

    George, bet I can walk around the block faster than you....Go!

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  3. HI Jason - stopping in after catching up on the blog for the last few days. Just wanted to say hi and glad you are back home.

    Katie a Marine Mom

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