We are headed home tomorrow, with Linda and Jason flying out via an ambulance flight and I will be flying commercial again. I'm glad that Linda is able to fly with Jason, as it is an experience I think she has earned, and Jason likes having at least one of us with him, and the trip back to San Diego and finally home is going up to Fallbrook and Jason's home. I will be following a few hours later and I hope to be back in the house before 22:00 (10pm).
Today we got out for a breakfast, at I-Hop, and then we went shopping for a couple of small items that we needed. When we were all done and headed back to the hotel, Jason had been up in his new Ride Design seat, or Wearable, as Linda likes to call it, for about 3-hours, and he was feeling uncomfortable. To the point of not wanting to be up any longer. The good news is that it appears to be helping with the healing, and progress. The not so good news is that his ability to be up in his chair is still not much more than it was before. Our guess is that because he has been sitting improperly for so long (about four years) that it is going to take some time for his body to get back to the way it should be, so the time in his chair will grown longer and then he can do more. One of the first things we're going to be doing, after we get back, is getting with his primary doctor and discussing some of the discomfort issues and basically asking if they would like to take a look with an MRI, or something, and see if there is something we're just not aware of, right now. In this case we can work with either the Naval Hospital at Balboa or the VA Hospital in La Jolla. I'll be providing more updates, as we get them.
We have met some great people out here and made some new friends. What has been done for Jason is nothing short of fantastic. What the future holds for Jason is still unknown but we sure do feel much more positive with this new step. We know that over time (a couple years?) Jason will be coming back for another device, or perhaps just an adjustment to this first device. New and even more advanced things are being developed all the time, and we now know that Aspen/Ride Design is in a position to be a part of that future. As we continue to go through the recovery it is only a matter of time before Jason is back doing things we only dream about now.
The only thing we need to get by right now is the weather. There was supposed to be 5+ inches of snow dropped, and that didn't happen. What I understand is that it might happen over night and into the morning. If that happens transportation could be impacted and we may have to adjust our travel. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive