Well, a bit of an update for all those out there who are wondering what is going on with Jason and his recovery. He had a major surgery several days ago, and most of you, I believe, already knew that. What most of you don't know is that as a result of that surgery he had to go through another series of smaller surgeries that were (are?) for the replacement of the wound vacs and general clean up of the existing wounds. Fortunately these are much shorter in duration, though they can still take a couple of hours, and he has to endure a general anesthetic. Afterward he is usually uncomfortable for the rest of the day, and quite sleepy (probably a good thing), and the next day is much more tolerable for him. The thing is that he has to endure these "short" surgeries every couple of days, with the pattern being something like three days, then clean, two days, then clean, three days, then clean, then two days and so on, until the next major. It is a bit of a pain for Jason to tolerate, but the good thing is that the HO is being dealt with and he is more comfortable as a result.
On another front, he is finally able to get out of his room. As of a few days ago he was able to use the prone cart again, and that means he could get back down to the MATC (San Diego was the 5C's) to get some exercise and therapy. They are still looking at his shoulder and trying to figure out what is going on with that, but as of right now I am not aware of them finding any solid answers to what the "pin" in his shoulder is. At least he is getting a chance to get out and do a little more social networking.
Bridgette and the girls are still settling in, and I think they are all happy to be with Jason, though their living conditions are not what they wanted. They are staying in the Naval Lodge, and it is better than the Fisher House, just still not the same as they had in San Diego. In San Diego they had a house and the girls had their own bedroom, so it was MUCH more like home. It is a great deal of work for Bridgette, but I think she is doing well so far, in handling the load. It would just be nice if we knew their schedule a little better as we miss being able to talk with the girls whenever we wanted.
Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers - Take care and stay positive.