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Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012 - Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th is supposed to be a scary kinda day, or something like that. Well today was actually kind of nice, though it did get a bit stormy towards the end of the day. We actually had a thunderstorm with a couple of lightening strikes and two loud thunder claps. It rained pretty hard for a few minutes, too. Kind of made me feel like taking a nap or something (I sleep well during a thunderstorm), but it was short lived and adjusted back to a regular San Diego rain pattern. I did get out for a bike ride this morning, and had a good time going no where, for about 15 miles. I ended up back where I started, so I call that going no where.

Jason pretty much stayed in bed all morning, because he didn't have an appointment until 13:00 (1pm), and by that time the weather was starting to turn from overcast to threatening. By the time we were done it was starting to sprinkle a bit, and Jason still wanted to head over to the grocery store to pick up a few things. We had planned on going to see Anthony Netto, to get a little golf practice in, but with the weather changing as it was, the golf was called off. Anthony and Jason decided to get together tomorrow instead, and I was happy with that.

Its kind of interesting that we have spoken to, and shown a few folks the Paragolfer and they all seem to be very excited about it, and all the possibilities for the guys who can get one. I even had a conversation with Dr. Pyo and he was on the very interested side when we started to talk about Jason getting one. He said he was very impressed with how it allowed Jason the ability to "stand" and hug his mom. My guess is that we are going to figure out how to get one of these for Jason, sooner, rather than later.

Once we got back from the store Jason laid back down and I took care of a few things around the house. While at OT today they mostly worked on his right hand and wrist, and then a little on his transfer skills. It wasn't too rigorous, and he seemed fine, then asked for some extra pain meds. He has been staying away from the "extra" meds for some time now, so I was surprised when he asked for more. He did say that his phantom pain was starting to become a bother (I also discussed this with Dr. Pyo), but not so much that he would need extra meds. Now we need to keep an eye on what is going on with that. It may be that he is again starting to do to much and I'm going to have to get him to pull back just a little. This weekend will be a good telling if that is accurate.

Anyway, that is pretty much the day. Jason went to sleep a little early, which makes me wish I didn't have to wake him up for his evening meds, but that goes with the territory. Tomorrow we should be able to get over to see Anthony Netto, and stay there for a short visit, then the rest of the day he will be laying back down. Thank you, or all your prayers and continued support, it is appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmmm, I wonder what is going on. Good job, George, with watching what is causing the need for the "extra". How's the bladder infection now?

    Hope Jason can get some rest this weekend off his feet. Keep us posted on the next laser appt. also.

    Praying for you, Jason. Stay strong!!

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob Weaver
    Livermore Friends

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