Jason had a pretty good day today. He had some visitors; got a coin from the White House; got out in his chair and watched some movies. Now I don't want to give the wrong impression, he did get out in his chair, but it was for only a short time, as he started to experience some pain and discomfort almost immediately. He was able to remain in his chair for about 5 minutes before he said he wanted to get back in the bed. It was a little traumatic for him, but it made me appreciate the fact that he was going back in to the O.R. tomorrow, so they could take a look and maybe figure out why he was hurting so much.
The coin that came from the White House, is a Presidential coin, and it even has Barac Obama's name on it, but it wasn't delivered by the President. It was from Bill Daley (and his wife), his Chief of Staff - still pretty cool. Jason was his typical self, and handled it very cool and collected, and spoke very clearly with both of them. It would have been nice if they could have stayed longer, but I understand they had other guys to see, and actually, it was their day off too, so I think it was kind of nice of them to come and visit with the patients. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get a picture this time, as I left the camera in the car.
A short while later in the day (still early afternoon) there were three chaplains in his room, and no this isn't the start of a bad joke. Actually Jason was telling jokes with them, and it went off very well. By now I had gone back out to the car and collected the camera, so this time I did get a picture. It was a nice visit and they said they would be praying for Jason, and all the other guys too.
Thank you all for your continued prayers and support for Jason, and all the Marines and other warriors who allow us to celebrate the 4th each year. Enough can not be said about these brave folks who make it possible for us to live the lives we do.