August 4, 2011 - "Drop and give me 20"

Well, the title kind of tells the story today. Jason went to his PT session and they worked on a number of things, with one of the first being push-ups. He was able to do 4, which is more than they thought he would do, and therefore very exciting. Then they told us that there was going to be a little friendly competition between a few of the patients, with Jason being one of the favorites. Tomorrow they will be asking those patients to go down to PT and do as many push-ups as they can, and see who has the best stamina. It is a friendly competition, though you know how Marines are. I'm sure there is going to be one or two of them that want to be sure they do at least one more than anybody else, it should be fun.

Bridgette went to see Jason early this morning, before she had to depart. She will be returning on Monday, so that is something for Jason to look forward to. The girls are staying with us, and that means Jason will get to be with them for a few days here, and that is a good thing. One of the things that Jason has said was that he would like to have a meal, with the girls and us, all sitting around a table. We are going to do our best to accommodate this with going down to the galley tomorrow and either have lunch or dinner with us at a table in the dinning area. I think this will be a wonderful occasion for Jason, and all of us. The doctors told us that he could be in his chair for up to two hours, and that should be plenty of time to do that, and still get to the PT competition.

Other than medical staff and family, Jason didn't have any visitors today, though I don't know if he would have been able to see anyone else. Today was a pretty busy day, and because of it he wanted to sleep as much as he could. I did go down and pick up some food for him (yeah, Taco Bell), and that was good. Besides, I was in the mood for Taco Bell tonight anyway.

Thank you, for your continued support and prayers, and please continue to pray for all those needing healing.


  1. Still praying for Jason and look forward to reading your updates for more good news. Tell Jason to give them heck tomorrow in their friendly challenge--GO JASON!!! I can cheer really good and will be hollering for him from the sidelines, ok well from afar. Thanks for your updates George!

  2. Puttin' my money on you, Jason! Can't wait to read how you did!
    Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
    Isaiah 53:4-6 ¶Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
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  3. JASON, JASON, JASON !!!!!

  4. Hi Jason - While catching up on my reading of your blog, I see you have had some VIP visitors, Bridgette and the girls! Nice to know the girls will be with you over the weekend.

    On Sunday the "Moms" will be up doing our home cooked lunch for the Marines and families. Hope you have an appetite that day and can find something that you, the girls, Linda, and George will enjoy. I promise it will be an awesome spread.

    Pushups and more PT! All this time in the Marine Corps and you still keep doing pushups, lol, it's a MC lifestyle thing, one of the best exercises of all time, right? Hopefully you will have worked up an appetite on Sunday if you want to have some lunch that day.

    George - loved your blog title for today, how apropo.

    a Marine Mom


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