Today was a good day, and started out with another exciting morning with the girls. They are always so full of energy, once you get them out of bed. Getting them moving sometimes is a bit of a challenge, but once you do, you better look out, they go from stopped to over drive in about 2 seconds flat. I guess sometimes we feed off their energy and it feels good to be having all that fun in the morning. Of course by the end of the day we tend to be a bit worn down, and they barely look like they need any rest at all. One of the joys of getting older, I guess.
Jason had an appointment out at Pendleton, at the new hospital there. We were meeting with a new surgeon and Jason wanted to discuss some possible steps going forward. The doctor's name is, Dr. Edson, and I was particularly impressed with him. He came in and introduced himself and began to ask all the right questions about Jason's injuries and wounds, and how they were being treated. We talked about some of the steps that have been taken, and what future steps might be taken, and he answered about as many questions as he asked. It was an excellent exchange. I guess the one main factor that I liked about this guy was that he didn't pull any punches, nor did he seem to go with a hard sell on anything/idea. In the end, after listening to Jason, and answering the questions, he suggested that Jason not go forward with any more surgeries, and that he simply take the next year, or so, and just LIVE.
He told Jason that he has been through so much and had to deal with all this healing for so long that he needs to now take some time to just live and enjoy life. A year from now, if it is still something that Jason would like to consider, he can come and revisit the idea, and who knows, new things are coming up all the time. There is going to be a follow up visit, in a couple of weeks, to include some of the other doctors who are familiar with Jason and his wounds, and I think that will be a good meeting. I like the idea that Jason should stop with all the medical treatments that are not needed, and just start to enjoy life and his two little girls. To help get things going, he and I are scheduled to go for a fishing trip next month, out on the ocean, and I am looking forward to it... and so is he.
Tomorrow is back to more of the same stuff we normally do, such as going to wound care and other stuff, and we should feel pretty relaxed and good about all that is going on. Jason has 10 more days before going on leave, and then he will effectively be out of the Marines. This is a big step, and I think he is ready for it. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.