May 4, 2011 - Today was picture perfect

Today started something a little different. Jason had his breakfast, and he wasn't sweating anywhere near what it was before. He was having a number of discussions with various people, and the visitors were coming in on a fairly steady stream, though we did not allow all of them in. He still needs his rest, and will over extend himself if we don't. All of this was well and good, and in general he is doing well and getting better. The one thing that was different was that the activity therapist came in and asked him if he would like to do some painting. It is one activity that he really enjoys (has since he was in grade school) and he can do it right from his bed. the challenge is that he is right handed and he only has his left hand to do the painting.

He started out with a flower, and even though he was doing it left handed, it looked pretty good. While the painting was going on his occupational therapist came in and was happy to see him do the painting. She wanted him to start working his arms and this was a good way for him to do it. One of the other activities he was doing was learning how to use an iPad. His EOD brothers got him one, and he is finally feeling strong enough to it. David, his brother, already uses one, so David spent some time showing him how to use it, and Jason was off and running. He even got to take a look at the blog. David had to get back home today, so now his "tech" support is going to be remote.

Otherwise it was simply a good day for him to relax and visit with family and those who dropped by. I am hoping that most of his days, going forward, are like today, and progress is steady and constant. Please continue to pray for all and thank you for all the support you've given so far.


  1. We were so glad to hear you both had a good day. We think of you often. And pray, of course.

  2. Excellent news! We're so happy to hear this. We would be honored to meet Jason some day and we salute him!! We're continuing to pray for all.

    Karen & Rob Weaver

  3. Yay for getting to do some painting! I've always found that very therapeutic myself. :-) Hugs to you Jason, if you're reading this yourself!!

  4. Great news! So happy that things are going better as the days go by. I never doubted that soon you would be doing good. I am sure everyone there is happy as all of us reading this blog are. Love you Mijo. Keep it up. Like I told you there are new doors that are going to open for you.

    Love to the family!

    Nina (Yolanda)

  5. Frank and Julianna MonaMay 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Dear Ross Family,

    God's grace, his love, and especially his hope are never ordinary! They are extraordinary - like the Ross Family!

    We are praying daily that God will give you peace filled with hope and strength.

    Encolsed is the third stanza of the old and sometmes overworked "Amazing Grace" that jumped into my mind while writing, and I thought, I have to share this. So here it is.

    "Through many dangers, toils and snares
    I have already come;
    'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far
    And grace will lead me home.

    May God be with you always and bring your family safely home. God's blessings to everyone!


    Frank and Julianna Mona

    P.S. George and Lnda I'm retired from AT&T and have time to give. Please let me know if I can be of any help here in Livermore. (Julie)


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