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Monday, May 30, 2011

May 30, 2011 - A slow day - the way we like it

Jason received a few visitors today, one of which was the assistant to the Commandant of the Marines, and his wife. They came in and had a nice visit with Jason, and as it happens, we(Bridgette, Stacy, Jackie, Mom, Dad, Yvonne, and Jeff) all were there, and Bridgette and the General's wife seemed to have hit it off pretty well. Again, we took pictures and got their input into Jason's famous signature Red Book. They stayed for a few minutes and even had time to play a little with the girls, Stacy and Jackie.

In general, Jason is feeling pretty good. He has gotten to the point where he is the director of his own medical treatment, so-to-speak. He tells his nurses what to do; when to do it; and sometimes even how to do it. I am still the number one, when it comes to moves and positioning in the bed, but for just about everything else he is doing it more and more on his own, which makes us all pretty happy. It shows that he is knowledgeable about what his needs are, and that he isn't holding back when he sees them doing something incorrectly.

We ordered out for Chinese food tonight, as he wasn't too satisfied with the hospital food. I let him decide what was to be ordered and I called it in. They delivered right to the hospital, and considering today is a holiday, it really didn't take too long to get here. We didn't stay too late tonight, so that we could get some things ready for tomorrow, and Bridgette was able to stay later with him tonight (for those that are wondering about tomorrow... it's Jason's birthday).

Thank you, all for all you have done, and please continue to keep us in your hearts and in your prayers.

11 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Jason, happy birthday to you, AND MANY MORE!! Have a great day and celebrate you - All our best, Karen & Rob Weaver

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  2. As this is Memorial Day, my family wanted to thank you for your service to our country and being willing to protect us. We will continue to pray for you during all of your recovery.

    God Bless,

    Jill Dykes & family

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  3. It's May 31st here in California
    Happy Birthday Jason!
    I hope you have a good day!

    Love, Joe and Terry

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  4. Happy birthday dear Jason- Hugs to all of you.
    Carol and Rick who is flying back from Rhode Island today.

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  5. Happy Birthday Jason!!! I hope you have a restful day. And Thank you and your family for your service this Memorial weekend. Thank you for what you do every day. Our country is stronger because of you.
    -The Morrows

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  6. Happy Birthday Jason! You and Luke have the same birthday. So we're all celebrating here for you too. Thank you for your service for our country. You're in our prayers often. May God bless you with many more years.
    Love,
    Eric, Nina, Daniel, Luke & Ellie

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  7. Happy Birthday, Jason. You're in our prayers every day. You have a wonderful family - God bless you and them. Kathy and Dave in Pleasanton, Ca.

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  8. Happy Birthday Jason,

    We tried to call you this morning to wish you a Happy Birthday, but the phone went right to voicemail. Hope you were doing something enjoyable, like getting sweet kisses from your daughters. Hope to talk to you soon.

    Love,

    Aunt Joyce and Uncle Larry

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  9. Happy Birthday Jason ~

    It was great to hear you voice. It has been a long time since we have talked. Your grandparents & I shared a toast tou you for your "bravey, courage, and service" to our country. Every member of your family wish you a very happy birthday!

    Love,

    Uncle Tom

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  10. •¤**¤•^.,.•¤**¤•^.,.•¤**¤•.,.•¤**¤•^.***~*~~
    Happy Birthday, hope you have an awesome day Jason!!~*?*~
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  11. Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Jason, happy birthday to you.

    Enjoy your special day,
    Donnamarie and Nick

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