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Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011 - An Exciting Day

Jason had a pretty busy day today, and he didn't even go down to the PACU. He had a conversation with Team EXTREME and discussed the coming events, Jason called them. He hopes to be able to go to the Marine Marathon, though we will have to wait to see if that comes to pass for him. Then later a couple of the rehab doctors, from Walter Reed, came by just to introduce themselves to Jason. They said they would be coming to visit with him these next few weeks, and doing some beginning work with his rehab. We talked about what Jason would be able to do with the different prosthetic devices he will be able to get, and one of them is to be able to go swimming again. Not only swimming, but also do some free diving - out in the ocean again! This is probably one of the most exciting things that Jason has heard in the past four+ months. I know we have discussed it in the past, but this time it was with the doctors, and that made it much more real.

There was also some work done in his room, a procedure if you will, to help him with some of the lines that are hooked up to him. Unfortunately the procedure did not go well, and they had to postpone what they wanted to do. It was very uncomfortable for Jason, and it was decided that it would be better to do it done in the PACU, where they could provide better control and he would be more comfortable all around. The down side was that it took a lot out of him, and when they were done, he was very tired and went to sleep. Prior to this procedure there was a visit from a Marines Helping Marines representative. He brought in some gift cards for Jason, that came from the VFW, and other Veterans groups, and Jason was very appreciative of it. The funny part about the visit was that the gentleman who was bringing the cards was named George, and he had a son named George III, Jason, and Sean (no David)... AND his wife was named Lynn (pretty close to Linda). Both George and I were veterans of Viet Nam and came back with no wounds, so it all felt kind of funny, and almost like he was a long lost relative or something (he wasn't).

Not much more to write about tonight, so I'll sign off for now. Take care and stay positive - and Thank you, all for your continued support and prayers.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jason - checking in with your blog tonight and happy to see some news that you keep getting stronger. Your inner strength and everyone's prayers are a powerful force! Wishing you well.

    Katie
    Marine Mom

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  2. Hi Jason, It is great that you will be able to free dive in the ocean in the future. Our son, Doug, is a diver and enjoys that sport greatly. Here's hoping that things continue to go well for you. I know it is difficult, but hang in there, my friend. Peace,
    Bill Buchanan

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