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

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

It's the Seminoles versus the Gators

Headed over with Jason to PT this morning, I had to return some items we ordered and were sent the wrong ones. It took me most of the morning to find the right folks who could help me. In PT Jason was working out on the total gym to stregthen his buttock, thigh and leg muscles. This is done laying on his back and pushing 80% of his body weight for about 20 minutes. In the second session later on, Jason focused on stretching and strengthening his buttock and thigh muscles. Jason practiced sitting up and down first from 30" then lowered to 27." An average chair height is about 16". So Jason has lots of practicing and stretching to do. Jason cannot yet reach his toes to put on socks or his shoes by himself. Kyla says he "is tight on both the left and right sides."

Instead of going to OT, John is still away; Jason went to the prosthetic department and asked about his body powered arm. Dan said, "You must wear your prosthetic regularly so we know that your residual arm has done the healing of shrinking to the right size." Jason has not been wearing his arm after the surgery last week. So Dan said, "Wear the prosthetic every day for the next week or so and then we will measure again."

The news of the day is Jason got a call from University of Florida admissions that told him he has been accepted into the MBA program. Jason immediately called Jodi as she plans on going to U of F for vet school. Then Jason called Lisa because she attended Florida State and is a huge fan of football. It is now "Seminoles versus the Gators." Lisa feels that Jason's nephews 8 and 9 could not be bought to change allegiance, but "maybe Ellie would if Jason bought her a stuffed alligator." So the competition begins across generations.

At 1 we met with Dr. Donnelly from opthamology to prep for Jason's next surgery, March 16. The surgery is to cosmetically correct the position of the right eye. It will not help with the sight in this eye. This surgery will be a "one-day" and Jason will be able to return to his room. Jason came back to the room to rest as his friends from Chicago come into DC tonight. I plan to go to Quixote Center if friends Nancy and Ken can provide a ride. On to the washing and packing.

Blessings and may you, your family and friends have a good time cheering on your favorite teams whether high school, college or pro! Let us celebrate life's pleasures and successes with each other in the circles of our lives. Please keep Jason's healing and upcoming surgeries in your prayers.

4 Comments:

Blogger Sean McHugh said...

There is no reason why Jason can't be fitted for the body powered arm NOW. What a disservice they are doing to these boys by not giving them what they need to get back into life. The body powered arm should come first;the myoelectric stuff is crap. It may not be the ultimate choice for every arm amputee but damn it, it works. The time without it allows frustrations to build and expectations to be lowered. In the civilian world I was fitted with my body powered hook six weeks after my amputation. I found it easy to use and I returned to work immediately. I am STRONG. I am CAPABLE. I am ABLE, and I am shocked, but not surprised, that you and your son are forced to deal with this ridiculous nonsense. DEMAND THAT FITTING NOW!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 7:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Congratulations to Jason for being admitted to the University of Florida! I am very happy for him. In my house, it's the Wolverines vs. the Spartans as I went to the University of Michigan while my sister attended Michigan State!
I pray for God's blessing on all of you and I continue to pray for Jason's healing.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Katy, Jason's mom said...

Sean,
Jason has much trouble in that his arm has not reduced in swelling. Also Jason has not worn the prosthetic to reduce the swelling as the OT's have requested. It is not WR's responsibility to "MAKE a patient" who is not cooperating with the program, cooperate. Until Jason is willing to try, nothing can be done.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Jason on getting into the University of Florida MBA program. When Catherine and I visited with him in December he was excited about going to UF and that was obviously his first choice to be close to Jodi.
Now Jason has two reasons to have a University rivalry with Lisa. The VT-FSU ACC connection and then the in-state UF-FSU rivalry, not to mention the obvious sibling-rivalry.
Enjoy the chaplain's conference and I look forward to reading the latest update on Jason when it is posted. Again, Congratulations to Jason on his acceptance, that is wonderful.
Paul Stromberg

Thursday, March 09, 2006 6:24:00 PM  

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