April 26, 2012

Today was kind of an exciting day for Jason. He was able to get over to the Urology department and set up an appointment at the same time as his OT appointment. He recognized that he was at the beginning stages of another infection, and it was important to get it taken care of. While he was at Urology I went over to OT and let them know he would not be coming. They were very understanding and wished him well. The appointment at Urology was set up to be 20 to 30 minutes (actually listed out on his appointment list at 20 minutes) and we ended up being there for over 90 minutes. They initially had some trouble with the catheter and the doctor had to come in and take care of it; something that the corpsmen usually handle. Apparently once they had that done there was other examinations that had to take place and this time the medical team came back with a more comprehensive plan on what to do. Jason will be on a two week regimen of another strong antibiotic and then they want him to take a "maintenance" antibiotic on a daily basis, to help insure the infection doesn't come back. It seems like they really don't know what is causing it yet, and this should help to control it. This was actually all good news, as far as Jason was concerned because this catheter has been about the biggest challenge Jason has had to deal with, over the past several months.

After the appointment, and the picking up of the Rx from the pharmacy we headed back to the house. We had taken the girls over to the day care, since Stacy was asking for it, and at this time we knew the girls were down for their naps. It was after noon, and we were hungry, so we went to Taco Bell. We hadn't been there is awhile so I was good with it, and Jason wanted some for lunch. By the time we got home it was after 13:30 (1:30pm) and Jason wanted to lay back down. This actually provided me some time to just relax a bit and catch up on my email and do some reading.

Tonight we had a simple dinner of hot dogs and pork and beans and apple sauce. Both Stacy and Jackie were happy with the selection and Jackie was able to put away almost an entire hot dog, by herself... she eats like her daddy. The girls were up for a couple of hours longer and then it was time for bed. When I had picked up the girls from the day care they told me that Jackie had not actually had a very good nap today, and now I could tell she was tired. She went down just a little after 20:00 (8pm), and then Stacy went in to see Daddy. Both of the girls were spending more time with him today, and that made me feel pretty good, and then Stacy wanted to have him read her a story. He read the short version of Cinderella. A little while later it was time for Stacy to go to bed, and then Jason put her to bed and then told her another story, and it was a long story. Stacy was very happy to have it happen, and I was probably almost as happy. It made me feel very good that Jason was feeling good enough to spend that much time with her, and I could also tell he was really enjoying it too.

Well, that was pretty much the end of the evening and I worked on some laundry and a few other things, and now on the blog. Thank you, for continued support and for all the prayers for Jason. Obviously things are going in the right direction, so we are very pleased with everything.


  1. So glad that Jason is really in tune with his body and recognized the beginning of something before it got out of control. Very good! I wish they could knock that infection out. Jason, you are a good and loving daddy. You have had a great role model. Little Jackie sounds like a chip off the ol' block!! She'll be bigger than Stacy soon :-) Sending good thoughts and prayers your way, stay strong!!

    All my best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

  2. Praying hard that this will finally take care of that infection! And what a blessing to be able to enjoy so much time with the kids!
    Psalms 71:12, 14-16 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help...But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
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  3. Just saw this in an email, and in case you didn't see it or hear about it, wanted to pass it along in case you and Jason are looking for a service dog. http://camppendleton.patch.com/announcements/tender-loving-canines-assistance-dogs-celebrates-2011-milestone-new-web-site?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001
    I follow your blog closely and continually say prayers for the whole family.


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