May 17, 2011 - Just another day

Jason had an uneventful visit to the O.R. today, and that's the way he likes it. There really wasn't much done, other than to check out his existing wounds and to check on the Integra. About the most exciting things that happened were a move of the pick-line from his left arm to his right arm, and there was a noticed edema (the reason for the move)in his left arm - why they moved the pick-line. He is getting much stronger now, and when he comes back from the O.R. he is much more alert than he used to be, so this is all good, and we're happy about it. The real good news is that even though he is doing so much better now, he is still put on the top of the schedule for O.R. visits and he doesn't have to wait. I was speaking with some of the folks in the hospital, and they told me the reason is simple, there haven't been as many of the wounded warriors coming in, over the past few weeks. It's harvest time in Afghanistan so there is somewhat of a pulling back from the fighting and a greater effort in their farming.

Mom and Dad got to have a dinner from Guapos (a Tex-Mex style restaurant) with Jason, and then enjoy a movie. This seems to be the "routine" with Jason, so tomorrow I am going to encourage that he break up the routine a little and go for a ride in his chair. Actually, the P.T. folks asked us to do that, and to encourage him to begin to sit up a little more normally, as long as it is comfortable for him. I think he would like to get to the P.T. office and see what kind of activities he can do there, and maybe even get some more work done with his painting and drawing.

Otherwise it was a nice comfortable and quiet day for Jason to enjoy. If this is the way it is for the rest of his stay here, I'll be completely happy. Thank you, all for all the prayers and support, without it, we would not be able to get through all this. Take care and keep smiling.


  1. Hugs to all of the Ross Clan- we were just in MA and RI seeing Shauna. A wonderful visit, and she sends her love to all of you as well.Great to hear of continued progress, and clean healing, and more food possibilities.
    Love you all-

  2. We follow you every day even though we don't comment much. It's just so good to see each day bring something a bit better for Jason. You are a really neat family. God bless you all.

  3. Dear Ross Family - I heard about Jason a few weeks ago and was stunned by the news. Amy R sent me your blog link today and so I am up to speed on your ordeal. Know that you are all in our hearts and thoughts. David, Kathy, Ian & Tim Darlington


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