Jason has had a really good weekend. He's feeling much stronger and seems to be out of the "fog" created by all of the medicine he's been on. He's actually been switched to ibuprofen for his main pain killer-quite an improvement over the morphine and percocet he started out on.
There has, however, been a problem: isolation. Since arriving at Santa Clara, Jason has had two different infections and, as a result, two different courses of antibiotics (one of which required IV treatment three times a day!). On Friday, Jason's doctor said he had yet another infection, this one caused by the other antibiotics killing all the good bacteria in his system. Apparently a bad bacteria moved in and, since it tended to prey on those who were on antibiotics(most people in here would fall into this category), he has been put in isolation. This sounds terrible, but actually isn't too bad. He now has a room to himself. Anyone coming in contact with him who also comes into contact with other patients(I.e. Nurses) have to wear a gown and gloves when they come inti contact with him. He feels great, so the bacteria isn't making him feel sick. He can still go outside and have visitors, so, like I said, not too bad.
He's back to the normal routine tomorrow. I hope to be able to add some pictures of what his daily routine looks like at that point,
Love you all,
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thanks for coming to Jason's recovery blog. I'll try to update this as often as possible to keep everyone informed as to Jason's progress. So far, he's been recovering faster than expected. I think part of the reason his recovery has been going so smoothly is because he knows how loved he is and how many people are cheering him on. Keep it up :)
Tomorrow will mark three weeks since Jason's accident. It seems like it has been much longer than that.
Jason is doing well with therapy and has been in good spirits. A few of his co-workers came to visit him last night, which really made him feel good.
This weekend, Jason will be venturing out of the hospital to go to Santa Clara University for a tennis tournament. Saturdays tend to be lighter days in the rehab center, though he will still have to spend about an hour in the gym working out. Sundays are the best, however, since he gets out of all rehab and can just enjoy spending time with friends and family. If you're around the Bay area, weekdays around 5pm and Sundays are the best days to visit. Just let me know if/when you're planning on coming.
For those further afield, receiving cards has really made Jason smile. You can send them to the hospital (hes in Room 1E045 at Santa Clara Valley Medical), but it's probably faster to send them to the house. Our address is 39440 Civic Center Drive #502 Fremont, CA 94538.
Love you all,