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My name is Bethany and I am Jason's wife. I am going to do my best to give updates on Jason so that questions can be answered and minds put at ease.
The accident happened On July 17th , Thursday. He was injured in a mowing incident when the motor exploded. The details on exactly how and what caused this are still uncertain but what I do know is that Jason was sitting on the mower when it exploded, therefore he was engulfed in flames. The thought of it , I know, are horrific. I am still in shock every minute in this surreal day to day zombie state that I seem to be in. Jason's burns are over 65% of his body and they are 2nd to 3rd degree burns. His progression so far, and please keep in mind this is only the third day, has been very positive. His doctor, I am told is the best and has really been very informative and he has had around the clock care here at Akron's Burn Unit. He is heavily sedated due to the extent of his injuries as well as he is on a ventilator. Obviously they will continue to keep him as relaxed as possible so that his body will allow itself to heal.
His progress really is an hour by hour process that can change at any minute but so far he has been responding really well to all care. He has been responsive at times and has made it very clear his family and I :) ,that he knows we are with him. His first surgery for skin graphs have been scheduled and it will be a long recovery. We are told that we will be here from 60 to 90 days. After those first initial months Jason will then move to another hospital where they will begin therapy. The information can change at anytime which is why I have created this website. Please understand that there may be days that I can get to the computer and there will be days that I will not. Obviously the main concern is Jason and it is very hard for me to step out of the the room but I will find time so just bare with me. I hope that this information helps.
Once again, I thank you for all your support and love and I can't explain how much we appreciate it.
Also, if my grammar is off I apologize, I am a bit tired.