Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Monday, March 14, 2011

3/14/11 Update

Well today was another roller coaster of a day, and so far has seemed to have ended on a high. We have met so many doctors and nurses that it kind of makes my head swim, but they all seem to have a great deal of focus on Jason and his recovery, and the head doctor, Dr. Malone, has been great about keeping us up dated.

Jason had to go in for more "clean up" surgery and it took several hours to accomplish. Before he went in they provided us with some of the details of what they wanted to do, and basically what they expected to find (the down). We had to wait about six and a half hours, when they were completed to find out that what they found was much better than they had thought they would find and they only had to remove a smaller amount of tissue. Though we don't want ANY more removed the fact that only a smaller area was showing signs of infection showed that Jason's body was fighting back and doing a good job of it (the high).

Jason still can not speak, and is still in a drug induced comma, but we are hopeful that he will be able to show that he can breath on his own through the night and into tomorrow. Then they will begin taking the breather off of him. We are vary anxious to be able to speak with him, but even after it is removed it may take a day or two for him to be able to communicate. I will continue to provide posts and updates as they come. Right now we're headed back over to be with him. Thank you all for your continued support.

4 comments:

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. God bless you for your journaling, it is a tremendous help for us and I hope you also. Hugs to you and all the Ross family. What an amazing man Jason is, but we knew that all along didn't we.
    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Hugs and many prayers to you and Linda.

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  3. That is wonderful that they only needed to remove a small amount of tissue. Once everything is cleaned I think you will be amazed at how quickly Jason progresses. We are keeping you all in our prayers. -Jake

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  4. Thank you for keeping us posted on Jason. The PMF (Pleasanton Military Families) had sent out a request for prayers to be sent your way, and trust me, they are! We all may not have been involved in PMF when you were, but we love you and are holding on and praying with you always.
    If we can do ANYTHING here in P-town while you are away, please feel free to ask, and we will "get 'er done"
    God Bless all of you for what you are going through, and we will keep those prayers coming. XXOO

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