Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011

Today was a day of getting used to the new surroundings on the fourth floor (or fourth deck as they call it - Navy hospital still). Apparently the IT folks need to get something corrected, though I don't know what specifically it is, so that the TV's will begin working with a remote. Otherwise the new rooms are pretty good, and the HVAC seems to be working more efficiently now.

Jason was dealing with the pain of the H.O. on his right side, and they will be taking him to the O.R. on Tuesday next week. About the only thing he can do right now is to make sure the he is setting correctly in the bed and work the pain meds to stay ahead of the pain. The PT folks came to his room to allow him to do his exercises and balancing practice from his bed. He did a pretty good job of everything and then he showed them that he was gaining other balance and strength. He would hang from the trapeze bar and hold himself parallel to the bed for a 3 second count, and did this several times. Once he did this with his hands in one position, he rotated them 180 degrees and did it again from the new position.

Visitors come up from his shop, from Camp Lejeune and he was happy to see them all. They didn't get a chance to stay too long, as he was getting started on his PT work as they arrived. I guess I kinda played the "bad-guy" in that I felt it was more important to get the PT work in than to talk to visitors. They said they would come back later, so Jason will still get a chance to talk to all of them.

Not much else going on today, so I'll close with my usual, Thank you, for your prayers and support. We're getting through this, one step at a time. Most of the time the steps are baby-steps, and that's okay... its still progress.

4 comments:

  1. Check out this funny photo of East Coast earthquake "devastation":

    From fpcl friend

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  3. Praying in Seattle!
    Psalms 62:5-6 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
    Prayer Bears
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  4. George, these are NOT baby steps. If you think about where Jason was at in March in just 5 short months, almost 6, this incredible spirit living in Jasons body has lived through a horrendous accident and can now do 40 push ups!! This man can hang from the bar and be parallel to his bed??? I would say this incredible spirit FLYS in his body. Jason is my inspiration and hero, you both are and Linda. Thank you for continuing your postings, you are helping alot of people by keeping us informed of Jason's progress. So I say thank you to all of you. You are all incredible people. I'm honored to know you. I need to meet Jason some day.

    All our best and continuing to pray,
    Karen & Rob Weaver
    Livermore, Ca.
    PS It's very hot here now, summer hath arrived.

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