Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011

Today was a busy day for Jason, in that he had non-stop visitors in the morning, people who were both military and non military, who wanted to just stop by and see how he was doing. Actually, it almost got to the point that because of the flow of visitors I almost had to cut it off, so that he would be able to have his lunch before he was to go to PT. Two of the visitors were the specialists who were to work with Jason in building him his customized seat for his chair, and they spent a little bit of time with him, getting to know the different pressure points he was going to need supported, so that he would be comfortable. Prior to this, I didn't realize just how much of a science this has become, it was quite impressive.

His visit down to the MATC today (that's where he had his PT) was particularly good because he got to meet some of the guys down there who were over coming their own challenges, and it allowed Jason to see what was ahead of him. He got a chance to talk with GnySgt John Hayes, the one person who has wounds that Jason can relate to. John is doing great, and he was telling Jason about all the positive things he has to look forward to. It was probably more of a social session today, than PT and that was probably what Jason needed most today. He also got some time to work on his arms, and get some exercise, it just wasn't as much as MJ would have liked to see, though I think she also appreciated the significance of the social needs.

Tomorrow Jason will be headed to the PACU again, and there will be a change of his dressings and I'm guessing a washing out of his wounds. We have to wait to see how things went before we know when the next time will be for him going back in, but I think he will be going in again on Saturday, and probably have Sunday off. At least that's my prediction. Otherwise, not too much going on today other than the rain started up again, and we are supposed to have a few days of it, and it is supposed to start getting cooler over the next few days. I may have to go out and get some long pants again, as I've been living in shorts for the past few months.

Thank you, for all your continued prayers and support. Each day brings us just a little closer to the end of this part of the journey, and we're all anxious to see what will happen in the future.

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  1. Sorry I've been MIA. I've actually been sick. And I never get sick!
    Still here praying in Seattle!
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