Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Morning 03/12/11

Jason was in surgery early this morning to take care of his wounds again, and it won't be the last time. His surgery went for about four hours. The challenge he is facing (and the doctors) is that the soil in Afghanistan has bad stuff in it and when the blast went off, it forced some of that stuff up into his skin and muscle tissue. This can cause infection and other problems so they have to do extra treatments to combat the infections that are caused. Also one of the things they can do is to remove some of the tissue, and quite frankly Jason does not have a lot of tissue he can afford to loose. They are doing all they can to get all the infection out, but sometimes they can't find it all until it shows up.

We have been cautioned to be prepared to take 3 steps forward and then 1 step back until such time as he is ready to move on to a rehab center. The doctor said to be cautiously optimistic so that is how I am telling you all to be. We did get to go in and be with him again today, and we will again a bit later today. This is the way it is going to be for the next few days, but we don't know if that means two more days or four more days, but it won't be too much longer until they bring him out of his drug induced sleep. Please continue to pray for Jason and keep him in your thoughts. Our family really does appreciate the continued messages on the blog so please continue.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update George so we know what we can specifically pray about. I've asked for prayers for Jason from my family and we'll continue to do so. Give Linda a hug from us too. Karen & Rob

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  2. Thanks for giving us all updates! We think about you all every min of the day and have been praying for you all as well! Give hugs and kisses for us please and hopefully we can come down there soon!
    Love you all
    Casey and Danny Ellegood

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  3. Prayed for you all a lot today. Thanks for the update. We will be paying for the surgeries throughout these couple of days.

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  4. Jason and your whole family have been in my daily prayers. I know that many here in Livermore are holding you all in their hearts. May you and Linda also feel the hands of God holding you up and working through all the people you meet there in MD.

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