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

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Sunday after Thanksgiving

Good evening to all,
A quiet day at WR but with Good News for Jason
"Bone docs said 'looking good to get the cast off next Friday or following Monday'" "Dr. G will decide need/don't need the graft for Jason's bottom also this coming Friday."
Jason also has a small butt wound on his right cheek and about a 1" deep butt wound on the left. The RN's change it with wet/dry dressings each day. These wounds are healing as decubitis from the inside out. Healing well in the 6th week after his war injuries. Jason has one remaining stitch on his buttocks at the entry point of the shrapnel that went from the right side of his buttocks all the way through to his left side.

In PT Jason wore 10 pound weights on his left leg, nothing on the right leg at this time.
He is doing a lot of stretches to help heal the scar tissue and to be limber to walk. Jason did three laps around the 5th floor during PT and later on in the evening Jason did 3 more with Mom and Dad at his side. No help but Jason did need to sit down and rest at the end of each lap for a couple of minutes. Jason's balance when walking is off because of the cast on the left arm and the missing lower right arm. Jason's skin is so dry we lotion his hand and feet at least twice a day.

Jason's favorite football teams won this weekend --the Bears and Virginia Tech Hokies. He watched The Simpsons and the Family guy and is talking to Jodi. I thought I would give a brief overview of Jason's day for you...
Jason gets up early M-Fr at about 6:30. Dow is here for personal care and prep to go to PT usually about 8AM. After PT he might go to OT or return to his room for personal care depending on the RN/CNA availability. Jason's mornings are busy with MD's visiting etc.
So if you want to call or visit after lunch is a better time. Jason usually has a midday call with Jodi his girlfriend for 1/2 hour or so. I arrive about 11 AM and Dow takes off to do chores, or sometimes we can have lunch together if a visitor comes.

After lunch is a quiet time but often Jason heads for OT about 1-2PM for at least an hour.
then back to his room for dinner. After dinner is quiet with maybe TV or movie, visit and an evening call from Jodi. Night meds are taken about 10PM and quiet time follows. Jason likes to have one of us here until he falls asleep around 11. I pray quietly for his healing as he falls asleep and visit the chapel before I head back to the apt about midnight.

Thank you for your continued prayers and good thoughts for Jason's healing. We have come so far in six weeks, you all have been blessings to us.

3 Comments:

Blogger mreddie said...

Accidently stumbled on your blog a couple of weeks ago and I have been very impressed by two things. One, Jason's determination and two, the love, care and support of his family - you guys are awesome! Go Jason!!

Will continue reading with interest. ec

Monday, November 28, 2005 12:20:00 AM  
Blogger Dennis said...

I loved your details on a typical day at WR. Also, I am totally amazed at the continued progress Jason shows. Should I be? Not really... what with prayers all over the world and the round-the-clock love of his family. Thanks for the detail given in this blogsite. Have a blessed Advent.(Katy and Dow, don't forget to call on Amanda and Chris if they can help you. Their place is convenient to Metro, the bus station, and Union Station.)

Monday, November 28, 2005 5:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Sue Crawford said...

Jason, Katie, and Dow,
W As a nieghbor of you parents, I know that with the love, determination, and humor you possess, you cannot help but succeed. Katy, I have shared Jason's story with the St. Ignatius faith community; he and your family are in their prayers as well. God Bless you all. Sue Crawford

Monday, November 28, 2005 9:05:00 PM  

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