Captain Jason

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


Snail Mail:

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

Phone: 202 577 0092

Monday, April 10, 2006

Pre Op: Left arm surgery scheduled for Friday 4/14

Jason met with Dr Farber of orthopedics this morning to discuss the operation to remove Heterotopic Ossification (free forming bone) from his left arm, broken by shrapnel during his injuries. Dr F said the operation should take between hour/hour and half. He does see the need to use "the hammer and chisel" to remove the bone bridge between the two arm bones. Dr. F said he may have to enter through two of Jason's three scars from the original surgery. He wants Jason to begin PT for the wrist immediately. Dr. F does not plan a cast but may add some support for Jason's arm; he will decide during surgery how much support he will add. Jason will remain in the hospital Friday to Saturday after surgery for pain control and to be available for PT on Saturday.

As after his HO of the right hip removal in February, Jason will receive radiation to his arm on Monday (within 72 hour window) to decrease chances of HO regrowing.

Please send good thoughts and prayers for the success of the surgery and Jason's complete healing. Dr. Farber said "My goal is to have you have 50 degrees of rotation left and right after surgery. With that degree of rotation, I will feel that you have had good surgery results." Let us pray for full rotation for Jason's wrist after surgery, no pain, and complete healing and restoration of use of his left wrist. Let us pray that the HO does not return to his buttocks or left arm and stops growing at the end of his residual right arm.

Blessings as we enter Holy Week. May all of us feel the Presence of the Love that creates, sustains and receives us and all of creation.


Anonymous theguywiththehook said...

I'm praying daily that Jason:
Gets well and strong.
Finds the energy to get to PT every day.
Has the courage to push through the pain and mater his prosthesis.
Gets the attention of the prosthetic researchers and helps make the future better for all upper extremity amputees like him and myself.
That the HO stops.
May his healing be smooth and comfortable.
May his fears be gone and his future bright and blessed.

Monday, April 10, 2006 7:32:00 PM  
Blogger Katy, Jason's mom said...

Thank you so much for your prayrs.

Monday, April 10, 2006 9:38:00 PM  

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