March 7, 2014 Third year anniversary

This is the 923rd post for this blog. I have not posted every day, though I have posted on most days. I hope most of the posts have been informative, and have helped to keep people aware of what is going on with the recovery and healing of Jason. Today is the 3rd anniversary of the incident, and both Linda and I remember it very well. It changed our lives and things have not been, nor ever will be, the same again, for any of us. Jason suffered catastrophic injuries, and by all rights, he should have died. Thanks to the intervention of the medical teams along the way, and God's hand keeping Jason's life viable, we still have him here and probably the more amazing aspect is his attitude and outlook. Despite the loss of the lower half of his body; despite the continued pain that reminds him every day; despite the ongoing poking, sticking, pulling and cutting he has to endure, he has a very positive personality and it shines through.

We have met some amazing people along the way, and each and everyone of them has helped to get us through the challenges we face. Our friends and family have come and given us support and prayed for us along the way, and we will be eternally grateful for that. We are now relocating down to Southern California, so that we can stay with Jason, and continue to help him rebuild his life and to help him raise his daughters. His daughters are a blessing in themselves, as they accept Daddy just the way he is, and really don't know him any other way. Even with the ongoing and continued treatments they think that Daddy is wonderful and run to him when they want a story told, or just want to hold his hand.

We continue to move forward and are hopeful that this recent surgery has given Jason a greater chance with living a more complete life. We went in to the hospital today for a dressing change and to visit with the doctor. It was a very good visit as it gave us a chance to get updated with the recovery, and also to experience just how satisfied the doctor is with the progress. One of the things that the doctor described was just how the initial surgery went. It was a moving of tissue to his bottom, in order to help him with being more comfortable with sitting. With the healing everything looks like it is going well, though there is a small complication. The healing is good, though the complication is not. The positive side of that is that in this case the complication is relatively small and shouldn't cause more needed time for recovery. There is just a greater need for him to get in to Wound Care for more frequent visits, and more attention than I can provide at the house.

We are now beginning his fourth year of recovery, and all we can see are some bright lights on the horizon. I will continue to provide updates with this blog (and even on Face Book for some), so that all of you can be kept aware of what is going on in his and our lives. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

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