Captain Jason

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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

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Jason Gets Sick

Addendum for Friday:
Talking to Jason today we found out that he and Gary and April and kids headed downtown. When they got in front of Aerospace museum, they found an open parking space-if you have been on the mall you know they are almost impossible to find. (I say an angel provided one) So Jason and friends got to go into the museum and headed for a IMAX movie called "Flight" Jason was most impressed with all the mechanics that are assigned to keep the planes flying. After they went out to eat at a new Brazilian restaurant in DC. The meals are served by men carrying skewers of cooked meat and for one price you can keep on eating and eating. Jason said the meat was flavorful.

Saturday:
I think that Jason wore himself out with his 12 hours off campus-to reception and out with friends. He thinks it was the new meds given to him to slow the bone growth in his left arm and muscle tissue (for next two weeks). Jason woke up with an upset stomach and super tired. Lisa and I arrived about 9 AM and Jason was looking punky. We talked for a while about the plans for the day with its absolutely beautiful weather of blue sky and 58 degrees. Jason admitted he didn't feel well and was very tired. He said, "Let me sleep and come back at 1 PM" So....Lisa and I headed for Mologne House and walked the wonderful exercise track of recycled tires. We met Pat and Carolyn who were with us in the VIP quarters shortly after their arrival. They are very concerned about the spouse of the patient now in our old apartment. She is 88 and is very disoriented. Carolyn reported the situation to the Commander and hopefully companionship will be provided for her. Sure would hate to have her wander out to Georgia Ave... We had good conversation while we hiked our 2 miles.

We returned to Jason's room at 1 and found him awake and ready to walk to Silver Spring to see a movie and eat. I drove the van and parked it in the Silver Spring garage while Jason and Lisa walked N on Georgia in the warm sun, second 2 miles for Lisa. Jason was ready to take off his coat and I found them drinking slurpees as they walked. Didn't time them today but Jason felt "We made good time." Then it was off to the movies-times, their times making the decision for us. The New World was showing so we watched the story of Pocahontas. Lisa and Jason said, "too slow" but I enjoyed the many minutes of the scenes of nature being in the hospital/city setting for the last 14 weeks. Music, green above and water and birds over head soothed my soul. After the movie, Patrice our friend from the Red Cross joined us for dinner at the Macaroni Grill in Silver Spring. Knowing Jason wanted to call Jodi at 9 we called it a day at 8:30 and dropped Jason off at the front of the hospital.


FROM LISA:

Hello all! Just wanted to let you know that we belive that the news Jason should be on next week is at 6:30 pm EST on CBS. I don't get that at my house so if anyone is taping - let me know. Thanks!

Since Jason took it easy this morning, one of the things my mom and I did was to go to the WR Health and Medicine museum. The newest exhibit is about the heart and veins and arteries. There was also pictures of putting in a stent. Having never seen that before, we found it interesting. There were pictures and medical items from the civil war, fetuses and an area that showed normal body parts as well as what happens when different diseases occur.

Jason looks better every time I visit! It has been three and a half months now and it's so good to see how far he has come and it's good to know that there is still progress to be made.

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