Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Friday, March 14, 2014

Had a relatively early appointment for Jason this morning, though I still had a chance to go to the gym for half an hour. Going to the gym on a regular basis is doing me some good, I think, and it helps to allow me to eat whatever I want, like ice cream...

Jason and I left for the hospital and Wound Care at about 09:45 and Linda and Gracie stayed behind. As it turned out, it was another busy day at the Wound Care Clinic and we actually had to wait about 20 minutes before we even got into a room. The ambulance team just waited patiently until that happened, then they had to wait in the waiting area. Once in the room we got to speak with the two main doctors who have been working with Jason and they let us know a little more detail on what is going on with the healing. A big portion of it is doing quite well, and we're hoping that it continues to do so. The section that is being set with a wound vac is also doing well, though healing much slower than we'd like. The down side is that there is a new area that has opened and they, the doctors, don't like it. It causes complications to the overall healing process, and it was suggested that instead of 4 to 6 weeks, it would be more like 6 to 8 weeks of healing time and that was a bit disappointing. Of course there is always a little more good news and that was that Jason doesn't need to stay on his left side as much as he has been. He can roll on to his back for up to 30 minutes at a time, and that should help with his comfort issues. The visit lasted for about 90 minutes and we headed on back to the house, after making another appointment for Monday.

The rest of the day was relaxed, and it was particularly good to see that they landscape people had come over to the house to take care of some of the plants that were getting a little out of control. I had spoken with them, the property management folks, and asked that this be done. Now I have to get them to finish the task, so that the girls can go outside next week... they love to play in the backyard, as does Gracie. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

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