Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Morning 03/13/2011

Its early Sunday morning and we will be headed over to see Jason shortly. Yesterday we had a discussion with the Doctor and she told us that they hoped that they did not have to go back in for additional surgeries with Jason today. We also found out that we MIGHT be able to see him with his eyes open for the first time, tomorrow. It would be so wonderful to be able to talk with him, rather than just to him. They tell us that he can kind of hear us, and that he knows we are there, but that when he wakes he won't have much, if any, memory of us being there. They give him a drug that helps him to forget much of what is going on, and most importantly, the pain.

His hands look remarkably well, considering they only had the protective gloves on. One arm has a possible break/fracture, though there is no cast on either arm, I guess we find that out today. They took him down for additional X-rays of his pelvis, as that is broken and they need to stabilize more with a metal frame. He will continue to be going through surgeries for some time to come. One of the other patients here is a Gunny Sgt, and also EOD, like Jason, who experienced a similar set of injuries. We hope to get to meet him this week, as he is farther along in his healing and it could really help us understand better what is going to be happening to Jason. Also, it would be good to have someone here that Jason can relate to, more than just family.

2 comments:

  1. George and Linda, thank you for keeping us updated on Jason. You have a huge number of people back home who are keeping you all in prayer. Please take care of yourselves as you keep vigil over Jason and know that we are here for you when you need us.

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  2. I don't know if Rob mentioned to you but the CPC folks and Star's church are praying for Jason and your family. I also am asking the Unity Church 24 hour prayer folks in Mo. to add you all to their prayer list. I have been doing visualization prayers for Jason. I can feel the long road ahead but am confident with continued prayer and emotional support you all will heal. Please remember to take care of yourselves and get some rest. Love, Karen & Rob

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