Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August 13, 2011

Jason had a little bit of a tough day today, in that there was something going on with his wounds and it was causing him a bit more pain than usual. Usually he is able to control it with his PCA (Patient Controlled Administration) button, and today he needed a little bit extra help from the nursing staff. As a result of the extra meds he was unable to get out on his chair or his cart, so we just hung around his room and just visited with him most of the day.

He had other visitors too. There was a visit from some of the guys (EOD) who knew Jason, and one of them had also been injured in Afghanistan. He was now up and walking around and I think their main reason for visiting was to show Jason that there is the ability to walk after loosing your legs. Of course, they acknowledged that with the injuries the guys are not able to stay up for more than a few hours at a time, but that is still much better than not being able to get up at all. We were able to talk with Jason after the visit and asked Jason about a few things with one of them being what his dreams of the future are. Jason said the one big dream he has is that he will be able to be up and walk again, though he knows it won't be for quite awhile yet. I was very happy to hear him say that, as perviously I didn't know if he thought that way. We also talked about when he would be getting a hand-cranked bike, and he is looking forward to that as well.

The rest of the day we pretty much spent cleaning up and packing up his room, so that it would be ready for the move to the 4th floor. Not really sure when it is supposed to be, though from what I have been told it is coming up well before the end of August. We haven't gone down to take a look at the rooms, but have been told that they are nice, and Jason should enjoy the change. Actually, I think Jason will enjoy just about any change, since he has been here as long as he has. We left Jason a little earlier than usual tonight, as Linda had to pack for her flight home tomorrow. She needs to get back home to take care of some of our personal business and her own day care business.

Thank you, for all your prayers and support and please keep the rest of the family in your prayers and thoughts.

3 comments:

  1. Sorry you had a bad day! Hope you feel much better when you wake up tomorrow!
    Here praying as always!
    Psalms 18:28-30 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
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  2. I think of how lucky Jason is to have such a devoted family by his side through all this. I imagine many wounded soldiers are less fortunate in that way. God's best for you all.

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  3. Hi Jason - Everyday is a day closer to more recovery and you just have that strength to keep moving along. The guys in rehab that are coming by to visit, that will be you one day no doubt providing insight and demonstrating their future. Pay it forward! No doubt you will!

    Linda - I wish you safe travels home. I am going to miss seeing you but there is no place like home. Returning home for you now is a big sign of Jason continual recovery. Keep in touch via George. Hugs

    Katie
    Marine Mom

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