Originally, Linda, the girls and I were supposed to be headed back up to Livermore today and Jason was to take over ALL aspects of his life. As it turned out though, Jason was feeling some significant pain at about 21:30 (9:30pm) last night and wanted to get in to the ER - so I took him. By the time all was said and done they determined that he should be going back in to the hospital, where they could get a better handle on what it is, causing Jason so much discomfort. By the time I left from Jason's hospital room it was about 05:10, and I went straight back to the house. I was getting pretty tired at that point, since I'd been up for almost 24 hours, and by the time I did get back in bed, it was 24 hours.
We checked in with Jason and they were working to control the pain, and it seemed like they were doing a good job of it. Jason had his pca, so that he could get the meds as needed and stayed on top of the pain. The challenge is that they don't know what is causing this latest up tick in pain, so they really don't know how to go about fixing it - at least not yet. My guess is that he will be in the hospital for a few days, and then they should be able to get a better handle on the cause of the pain. They will either do their best to mitigate the pain or remove it entirely, and then get him readied to head out to Bethesda, early next month. I know I'm looking forward to him getting back out there, for multiple reasons, with the biggest being the hope that they can correct some of his other challenges, such as the HO.
This is going to be my last post, of sequential posts, and begin only providing updates on a weekly basis or as significant items happen. I have appreciated all of you readers out there, for staying with the blog and for the comments some of you have made. I hope the blog has been informative, as well as helpful, so that you all have been able to keep up with Jason's progress along the way. Thank you, for all your continued support and for all the prayers that have come our way. God has shown us that there is a special reason Jason is still with us, and in the next year or two I am sure we will find out more clearly what that special gift really is.