We didn't have much of an exciting day today, as it started out raining, but then a little later in the day it rained even harder. Finally, after a few hours it started to let up some, but didn't stop, and then finally after most of the day was over it was down to a drizzle. That's about when I walked back to the Fisher House, from the Hospital. That's right, I am now in the Fisher House, and it is within walking distance of the hospital. It is about 3/4 mile away, but that really isn't too bad, as long as it isn't raining too much. The room is as nice as the hotel, maybe even a little nicer, and I have the rest of the "house" to use, if I feel like going out and just sitting down for awhile. Best of all, there is a laundry room where I did my laundry, and they have all the needed detergent already here. Actually, that was one of my concerns, that I was going to have to unpack more clothes, but now I don't have to.
Jason took a shower today, and he felt very good afterward. There was a serious challenge for him to be able to get into the shower, but once we made it past that point (and then having to get back out again) it was much better for him. I went over the dressing changes with the Wound Care Nurse, and she gave us her ideas about how the wounds should be dealt with, and those ideas were somewhat different from what we have been doing at Bethesda and Balboa. I will take her comments and see what might be incorporated, but considering that what we're doing is working, I don't think I want to make too many changes right now.
After Jason was showered and dressed, he said he wanted to head on down to the hospital cafeteria for lunch. Their cafeteria is much smaller than either Bethesda or Balboa, but the food is okay (the vegetables are consistently over cooked, but it is cafeteria style), and it tastes better than what he has been getting in his room. We wondered about the hospital for a couple of hours, and stopped in on the OT and PT areas, just to see what they had, and to see if there was anything Jason might take advantage of. As stated in previous posts, they are not set up for injuries such as Jason's, so even though their facilities are nice, it isn't something that Jason will be going back to visit.
I had dinner at the Fisher House, tonight, where I had a couple of pulled pork sandwiches with fruit, and it was adequate for me, for tonight... and it was free. I plan on getting over to the hospital about the same time tomorrow, and then perhaps Jason and I will head down to have breakfast down stairs - depending on how he is feeling.Thank you, for all your continued prayers and support, and take care and stay positive.