Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A good day at Bethesda 03/29/2011

Today was a good day for Jason. The problems he was having yesterday are all past him now, and they moved him up from the 3rd floor back to the 5th floor, and he was pretty happy about it. His mood is good and he was able to relax a bit more, for the first time, and catch up a bit on his sleep. He still isn't able to read, though he enjoyed the gamers magazine that his brother Sean gave him. He can scan through the pictures to figure out at least part of what is going on. His vision is a bit blurred still, and I think it is a result of the medication he is being given. He can see well enough, though, to watch Robin Hood (Russell Crowe) as he had not seen that movie yet. Other than that, it was pretty much just a day of relaxing and working with the doctors.

He has another surgery tomorrow, early in the morning, where they will give him another general anesthetic, clean out some the wounds and make some assessments of what to do next. I don't want to sound so routine, as these surgeries take anywhere from four to six hours, and each time they take just a little more of the parts that need to be removed. The hope is that each time now will be the last time they have to remove tissue, and then they can do more closing, so keep those prayers coming. I told Jason that he has a bunch of followers now, and a bunch more who read the blog on a regular basis. It made him smile...

I'll keep updating this blog, as long as Jason is happy with me doing this. It helps to keep his spirits up and helps me to feel like I'm doing something. Thank you, for your prayers and support. For those of you who have requested his address, I'll put it here again:

George M. Ross, Jr (You can also put Sgt Jason Ross here and it will be delivered)
General Delivery
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600

4 comments:

  1. When I read that Jason has to have ANOTHER surgery I feel a pain in my stomach. It makes me so sad that he and all of the other wounded warriors have to go through this.

    God bless him and we will keep him in our prayers on a daily basis.

    Thank you so much for sharing his story with us George.

    I am so motivated to write my representative, senators, and president - THESE WARS MUST STOP NOW.

    Gods speed.

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  2. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    George, I was wondering if there is anything that you and Linda might want, need or find comforting in this extremely difficult time? Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you and your family.

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  3. Good to know Jason is staying positive and strong. I am in awe of that. We all continue our prayers for Jason and the whole family too, every day. I can see that our Lord is listening and responding every time I read that Jason continues to improve.

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  4. I can not wait to read that Jason will no longer need more surgery! There is so much more that people don't realize with war injuries. God bless Jason!! He is everyone's son who reads this blog. Thank you for sharing this journey with us. God is definitely hearing ALL of our prayers. And... what are your and Linda's needs, I would sure like to help!

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