Captain Jason

The latest news on the recover of Jason after his injury in Iraq by an IED.


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Cpt. Jason Scott
WRAMC Building 20
Mologne House Hotel #316
6900 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington DC 20307

Phone: 202 577 0092

Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween-UPDATE

Last week Jason had over 25 hours of major surgery, 12 hours to reconstruct his right face eye socket. After surgery he is loopy for about 36 hours because of the anethesia. During this time Jason is first hyper active then "he sleeps it off." This is dangerous time for him because this is when he vomits (side effect of the meds. This has happened twice) Today he was with it and had a good appetite, having his first drinks of milk and then a turkey subway. For dinner he had a mashed hamburger on bun, a teaspoon size bit at a time. He has no feeling on the right side of face(may be from injury or temp after surgery.)

Today PT put him on a "Stand up table" tilting and taking vitals every 10 degrees. His vitals showed stress at 45 degrees so than it was flat on his back! Jason is proud he did so well! Physical Therapy will visit 2X's a day during the week, once on weekend days.
A red cross volunteer brought aromatherapy and Jason said when he felt weak on the table Patrice placed under his nose and it "calmed me right down" Score one for alternative therapy. We have requested massage for his legs. OT should provide inhouse but if they don't then we will go outside.

Jason listened to his IPOD for the first time yesterday, we downloaded hours of his songs.
Today he is having his volunteer "Jason Friends" Jeff read a Sci-FI novel by Dan Weber. Hero is Honor Harrington. His best friend, in the Army in DC visits frequently.

Jason's MD was in today. Said the shrapnel wounds which must be debrided twice a week are closing very well. Dr. Golarz said that he hopes all will be healed in two weeks for these wounds.
This week MD's will check surgery in broken arm. If healing, will replace soft cast with traditional cast. Plastic surgeons say Jason's face reconstruction is healing well.
Prayers and healing energy are requested for Jason's eyesight.

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