Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

I know some (all?) of you are wondering what happened with Jason's surgery, yesterday. Well, it was a little more complicated than initially expected, by the good doctor, but all was taken care of. It was all good news and after five hours of surgery, Jason was resting comfortably in his hospital room. He is in good spirits and we are expecting him to be back out of the hospital in a week (7-days) and then it is a matter of completing the healing.

All of his wounds are doing well and it looks like they want Jason back in Colorado to get a new prosthetic device, which will be yet another positive step for his mobility. All-in-all it has been a very positive past couple of days... except for the dogs. They are besides themselves wondering what happened to their master. They keep looking for him and don't understand why he isn't home.

We, Linda and I, are looking to arrange it so that we can stay closer to the hospital, for the next couple of days, and thus have the dogs closer as well. We want to do this through the weekend and maybe for the entire week. A great deal has to do with the girls and their schedules with school. I guess we could get up at 05:00 to get them to school... ;-) Okay, maybe not. Anyway, right now we are all feeling pretty good about the future. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.


Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

A quick update on Jason and what is going on in the Fallbrook household.

First, we're looking at a surgery date of April 19, for Jason, and this is the big surgery that we've been waiting for. The urology doctors will be going in and repairing some of the damage and that should allow Jason the ability to urinate in a more normal and natural way. This is a very good thing because it gets rid of the SP catheter he has been using for the past 6+ years, AND it eliminates a big infection point. Over these past 6 years Jason has had several infection fights and by far, most of them have been because of the SP catheter.

His open soars have been significantly reducing in size, and making great progress to fully healing. With the combination of these two major steps, Jason may be able to finally get back in to the water and do one of the things he really enjoyed doing - - - swimming. Of course there are a number of other small steps that will need to be taken first, but we don't think they will be a great challenge. I will do my best to keep you informed on the progress.

The girls are doing well and getting bigger all the time. We recently purchased them new scooters and they spent hours just rolling around the property. We enjoy watching them race around and so far there have been no accidents or tumbles! I know if I were riding them I'd be falling down all the time... ;-)

Anyway, things are good and we look forward to a great Spring and Summer. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.