July 10, 2012

Today was a very challenging day, from the very beginning of the day. Last night, after I had laid down to go to sleep, Jackie started to cry. She was running a very high fever (103+) and that meant I needed to get her to the ER. The good news is that we were only there for a few hours, and I was back in bed, well before 02:00 (2am). The other good news is that the doctor recognized what was wrong and prescribed an antibiotic for us to give Jackie for the next week. This works, as we will be leaving in about a week, so we're hoping all works well together to get her well.

I turned around and was up at about 07:30 again, as Jackie was again uncomfortable so Linda went down to see what she could do, and I needed to get up anyway. I wanted to get Stacy over to the day care to limit the amount of time she was spending with Jackie, right now. I was actually hoping to get in a bike ride today, but the way my head was feeling and the need to go back and forth between the hospital and Jason's place kind of made the idea of a bike ride seem silly. Perhaps I'll get one in tomorrow.

Jason was released from the hospital, and they felt they had a pretty good handle on the pain management today, and they gave him a new device to help him - or at least that's the theory. It is a electrical stimulator that is supposed to make his muscles "move" differently, when he feels the pain coming on. At least that is how I understand what we were told. I'm open to new ideas so Jason can give this a go and we'll see if, and how, it works. They also stopped the hyperbaric chamber treatments as it is thought they the treatments are now causing more harm than good. Personally, I don't think there is enough data to make an assessment, but they are the doctors, and sometimes we just have to go with what they say.

Jason has an appointment tomorrow, and it is a little later in the day. As a result I can sleep in and maybe even get a bike ride in, finally. I really do need to start working on the rides. That is about all there is to go over today, and a part of that is simply because I'm tired. Thank you, all for all your continued support and for all the prayers everyone has been sending. Take care and stay positive.


  1. At least now Jackie's on meds and can get better! Sorry Jason can't continue with the treatment...
    We have hope because of all Christ went through! Praying for you right now!!!
    Isaiah 53:7-10: He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
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  2. Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY George!!! Sounds like you are being run ragged. Please call me sometime if I can help out!! bill tyrrell....


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