Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Today was a good day for Jason, in that a few things that needed to be done were done, and are now out of the way, and he was still able to make all his appointments. Well, actually that is kind of an interesting aspect of his appointment schedule. He is given a list of the appointments for the entire month, at the beginning of the month, and as new appointments come up, they are added to the list and a new print out is provided. Today, he was supposed to be "off" with no appointments, when in fact, the folks at Wound Care and the OT and PT folks were looking for him to come by. He got everything in, and we'll be doing a similar set of appointments tomorrow, plus a couple of others. The people I've met so far have all be very pleasant and positive, and the all support Jason 100%.

At the Wound Care appointment I got the chance to speak with the nurses working on him and found out why they were doing certain things and the benefits of the dressings they are using now. When he came out here he was still using Mepalex-AG, but they don't use that now. Now they are simply placing coverings on the wounds and helping them along with ultrasound stimulation. I was told the wounds are healing up nicely so I have to take their word for it, since I didn't see them after the HO operation. Jason seemed pretty happy with their treatment, so I am starting out on an up side.

When Linda and I first came out here, it was with the understanding that we would be returning soon, and we could take care of some of the things that needed to be done. One of them was for me to get my state driver license. I had lost my driver license back in November and had gone down to the DMV, where they had given me a temporary. Well, that temporary one expires tomorrow, and I'm still here in Bethesda, MD, and I need a license, of some kind. I was able to contact the DMV and speak with one their agents, and they are sending a replacement to me, via FedEx overnight, and I'll have it tomorrow. I explained the situation to the agent and she told me what she could do... I just had to cover the cost of the shipping. I am very relieved sine there are going to be times when I need to drive Jason around. I didn't know working with the DMV could be so easy... ;-)

Thank you, for all your continued support, and all the prayers coming our way.

1 comment:

  1. Glad the DMV was so helpful! Have a feeling that doesn't happen all that often!
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