Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8, 2011

Jason enjoyed the day with his brother David today. I came over early to visit with him, and to a friend of mine, Susan S. She was able to come by early this morning, and Jason was feeling pretty good. There wasn't much going on today, other than a trip down to the PT gym. He said his arms were feeling a little soar from the pushups and wanted to know if he was going to have to be doing that again. I basically told him that it would be his choice - my guess is he will want to do it at least one more time, and probably more.

Going down to the gym, he decided to head that way while on his cart. He is attempting to alternate the days he uses his chair and cart. He wants to get the best results on his arms. When he went to the gym they let him know that he would be using the pull-up bar, and that they wanted to see how many pull-ups he could do. He wasn't feeling too hopeful, for a couple of reasons - 1)it is a different set of muscles than when doing push-ups; 2) he still does not have full range of motion with his shoulders. He did give it is best shot though, and hung from the bar and only a little motion when he attempted to do a pull-up.

Otherwise, not too much today, and he did spend most of it with David. Actually David is the one who went down to the gym with Jason. It was very relaxing knowing that David was with Jason, and Jason had someone with him, who he was comfortable being with. We might get a chance to get Jason out of the hospital tomorrow, though we need to keep the temperature in mind, and not have Jason attempt to head out while it is 100+ outside with 90+% humidity.

Thank you, all for your continued prayers and support.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good day for the family back there. Stay out of that heat though, I don't think it's healthy for anyone. Keeping all in our prayers! Post new pics when you have time.

    Karen and Rob Weaver
    Livermore, Ca.

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  2. You're doing an amazing job, Jason! You're going to be doing pullups in no time! And no, I've never been able to do a pullup, either.
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