June 21, 2011 - First Day of Sumer

Jason, and the rest of us, arrived here, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, a couple of weeks before the end of winter. We all went through the spring and have seen some significant improvements as well as the occasional set back (and we knew there would be those). Here it is now, Summer, and that brings us to a different phase, if you will, of his healing. He continues to take all of us along paths we didn't think we would be taking, and yet here we are. He has shown us the great inner strength that he possesses, and has been the stability we have all needed to get through this. We will continue to work our way through this, one day at a time.

There really isn't a great deal to report about today. It started out a little rough in that there was an issue with his pain level shooting up some. It was brought back under control and the procedure took place and then he was brought back to his room. The Pain Team is interested in insuring that his pain is kept under control so they said they would be visiting with him to see what they could do to get to the point where Jason didn't have to deal with those pain spikes any more. The doctors have told us, in the past, several times that Jason's case is a complex case. I guess that because of the complexities it is a greater challenge for the doctors to control the pain, and I appreciate all that they are doing to help him be more comfortable.

Jason will be going back in for another procedure, tomorrow, and as I said earlier, we take it one step at a time. At one point he will need to have more than just a procedure, and have another visit with the O.R. but for right now I don't know when. We continue to pray that the doctors are helped and guided by God's own hand, so that Jason's recovery can again move forward as quickly as possible, and we also understand that perhaps he is moving along as quickly as possible already. In any event, we continue to pray that Jason get better.

Thank you, all for your continued prayers and support.


  1. Thanks for the pictures! Our family at St. Matthews BC continue to pray for Jason and the Family. Linda - call me when you are home. We miss you! keep your chins up and know that you have a huge support team here. God is with you.

    Vicki (VFCCA) and friend.


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