Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September 18, 2011

There were visitors today, with most of them being Marines. Lt. Col. Tater and his wife came by for a nice visit. Actually they popped in a couple of times, as they ran into another couple of visitors and redirected them over to Jason's room. The second set of visitors were friends of Maj. Steve Lucas and they came by to say hello, and to deliver some cigars - I guess they heard that Jason enjoys an occasional cigar, though it has been over a year since he has had one. We didn't get a chance to speak with any of the doctors today, though that really wasn't much of a surprise. There were several more Marines brought to NNMC and the medical teams were all very busy. It did cause a delay in Jason getting down to the PACU, though he made it there this morning, and was back to his room before 2:00pm.

I still was up early this morning, to go see Jason, thinking he was going to be going in earlier. As a result my initial schedule was tossed out the window, and I simply played it by ear. That's okay, as it is Sunday, and these tend to be easier days than others. The down side is that right now I am tired, so I'm guessing this blog entry is going to have some errors in it - possibly more than usual. We're looking forward to talking with the doctors tomorrow, again after the PACU visit. Just so we can get an update on how things are going and what expectations we need to readjust.

In the past, I have commented on the construction going on at the hospital, and on the Navy base, in general. Over the past several days (maybe a bit more than a week) the construction has come over to the Navy Lodge, where I am staying. They are making some modifications so that there is a real breakfast area, and they will be able to offer a little more. From what I can tell, it is going to look very nice, and should be done in another week or so. The down side is that smell of the glues and other adhesives they are using are strong. I try to walk through there as fast as I can, anytime I need to go there.

Thank you, for your continued support and prayers. Please keep all the Marines in your hearts and ask for wisdom for the doctors who will be working on them.

1 comment:

  1. That kind of construction you can put up with, huh? Sound like it's going to be great!
    What a tremendous comfort we have in the wounds of Jesus! Praying in Seattle right now!
    Isaiah 49:13-16a Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands...
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