Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

Today was a little tough on Jason. He woke up early this morning with a significant level of pain, but apparently not enough that he thought he should wake me. It kept him awake for a few hours, even after taking some pain killers. As a result he was tired for a good part of the day. I saw how he was so I decided to take the girls over to their day care earlier, rather than having them come to the hospital with us. If they came with us they would have also been around the house, and if I needed to work with Jason I didn't want to have to take care of two little girls at the same time. Fortunately Larry came over at about the same time I was ready to take the girls so we didn't have to wait too long and it was comfortable knowing that Jason wasn't alone. Getting them into day care was actually pretty easy, considering it was their first day at this new center. I had anticipated that I was going to have to deal with extra paperwork or something else. As it turned out there wasn't much paperwork, AND (this is the good part) on the stuff they still needed information on, I knew the answers. I felt pretty good that I didn't have to take stuff back to Jason, especially considering how tired he was. He said the pain had gone away, but now he was just tired/sleepy.

We got to OT first and the both of us did a craft exercise. The Therapist got Jason working on it first (kind of a four string weave that ended up looking like a potential bracelet), and I was sitting there, just happy as could be. Of course the Therapist wasn't going to let me just watch, so she handed me the same materials and said I had to do it too. I was a little hesitant at first but then decided, what the heck, we can both have something from our session together. It was kind of fun and looked much better than I thought it was going to look. I think mine looks the best, but Jason may disagree with me... ;-)

We went over to PT next and that's where things got a little tough on Jason. There was a need to check out his vision and perception, and also his balance. The effort required Jason to move his head in different ways, over a prolonged period, about an hour, and when he was done he wasn't feeling too goo. I tried to get him to lay down on one of the padded tables, and he said he was fine. Finally I suggested that we simply go back to the house because the next appointment wasn't for almost two hours, and Jason could lay down for a while. He liked that idea so that's what we did. We also had lunch, with Jason eating his in bed, and then he fell asleep, for about 20 minutes. I would liked to just let him sleep, but the appointment was there and I know that Jason doesn't like to miss his appointments. As it turned out, Jason was glad we went and he had his appointment. He was ready to head back home afterward, and so was I.

Jason got back in bed and I took care of a few things around the house. A bit later I prepared dinner and then a little after that the girls went to bed. Jason and I stayed up a little longer and we talked, then he wanted to get some sleep. I think he was still a little tired from the issues that happened this morning. Tomorrow should be a better day. Also, Tom and Fred came over this afternoon with a nice gift for Jason, and a nice gift for me, too. Tom grows some vegetables at his house and brought over some zucchini... I love fresh vegetables, and zucchini is one of my favorites. Tomorrow we have appointments set up, so we'll get going early again, and I am guessing that this time we'll all go, to take the girls to day care. I think Jason will want to anyway, just to see the class rooms. Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers, being sent our way. 

2 comments:

  1. So glad that the gals got into school ok. I'm concerned for Jason with the pain! I wonder what was causing that? It will be so good if and when they can correct his posture. His muscles in his back will eventually feel so much better I would think. I'm praying for you tonight my friends!

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    Karen & Rob
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  2. Hope tomorrow is much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Stopping by to let you know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
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