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Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012

Today was a nice day with only a single appointment with OT and then back home to get Jason back in bed. Actually, after getting back to the house Jason wanted to take a shower, and as a result his dressings were changed out and then he laid back down. I took a good look at his wounds and they are looking better all the time. If they keep moving like they are I would guess that the wounds will be closed, or at least close to being closed, by the end of June. This is a good thing for more reasons than just his skin is his body's first layer of defense against infection. It should allow him to be more comfortable for longer periods and it should also allow him to be able to take longer trips, like maybe back up to Livermore for a visit. Okay, perhaps I'm jumping the gun here a little, but at least it makes me feel better just thinking about it. Actually traveling is one of those things that has forever changed for Jason, since he is unable to fly in a commercial flight now. Anywhere we go we are either going to need help with a private kind of flight (there are actually some folks we've already spoken to that can help us with that) or it will have to be from a ground vehicle transportation.

He is hoping to be able to get another vehicle, so that he can drive again someday, and thinks the Ford F150 or F250 would be the best vehicle for him to use. Especially if he is to get one of those ParaMobiles. I have been told that some of you have not been able to see the videos yet, so what I would like you to do is to get over to www.youtube.com and do a search on Anthony Netto. You'll find a list of videos on the left side of the screen. Scroll down to the one with Jason and take a look. Of course you're also welcome to view the other videos, just to see more about what this great thing can do, but you'll want to see Jason first... ;-)

Tonight we had dinner with Bob Hammer and his lovely wife Debbie. They took us to Jakes at DelMar and we had a great time. We didn't have to drive too far, and we didn't stay too long for Jason. The conversation was excellent, as was the company, and Jason and I were very happy with the evening completely. That is until we got back home.

For some reason the water has been turned off in this house. It was running when we left, just a few hours earlier. I looked all over and didn't find a shut-off valve so I couldn't turn it back on, and there is no after hours phone number to call, so we have to wait until morning to find out what the heck is going on. Well, obviously the power is still on, so I can get this posted, and then I'll just go to bed. I had to brush my teeth with bottled water. I hadn't done that is a long time.

Thank you, for all your continued support and all your prayers.

2 comments:

  1. Praying right now!
    Isaiah 26:3-4 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.
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  2. Praying always for Jason!

    Good news on those wounds, sounds like the laser treatments are helping. That would be so nice to have Jason be able to come back home for a visit, awesome actually.

    Until then, keep up the good work and stay off your feet as much as possible Jason.

    We've had wild weather here in the Bay Area today, the radio even said possible tornado. How wierd is THAT? Lots of thunder and lightning and rain and wind, winter in April.

    Giants play tomorrow.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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