Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 22, 2011

So this is what an autumn day looks like... at least on the eastern side of the U.S. I don't have much to report about it, other than it was over cast and cloudy most of the day and rained for some of it. Funny though, even though it really wasn't very warm out, it was still kind of muggy and humid.

Jason had a good day in the PACU, even though they did have to remove a small amount of tissue from his wounds. Not like they were doing before, this was just a small trimming of some of the skin that wasn't helping the healing. When I saw him in his room he commented on the fact that they had wrapped his bandages a little tighter than yesterday, yet it felt a little better. Then, again, maybe that was what was needed to bring a little additional comfort.

We didn't go to PT today, though we did go "visit" the 3rd floor gym. Both of his PT folks were out today, and when they are gone Jason is not allowed to be down at the MATC - a safety issue. Like I said, we went to the smaller one, and he still was able to get some exercise in, and it made him feel pretty good. After this we went down to Main Street where we picked up the mail and went over to the Red Cross to pick up a couple of items. The Red Cross folks are always wanting to give the wounded warriors things. It would be soap or a shirt; a book to read or nail clippers; they have all kinds of stuff and the guys find it very useful. It was good to get out and just visit with folks, like we were doing. It was a change from the daily routine and I think Jason truly enjoyed himself.

We had visits from a couple of different generals today. BrgGen. Rick Nelson came by and Lt.General Hummer came by. I wanted to remember all the men in the groups, but I left the book at Jason's, so apologies go out to the Sgt. Major and Major who were also there. I did get pictures, and if I get a chance I'll do some more posting so everybody can see all the people that come to see Jason. Also Wounded EOD Warriors came by with a group of five people. Sherri Beck dropped off a loaf of banana-nut bread for Jason and I to share, and it was wonderful. Also Corporal Bromell came by and visited for a short while. There was also the guy who likes to go to the patients' rooms and play guitar for them and then a slew of medical folks who came by, all making sure Jason was comfortable.

Finally tonight Jason and I watched the movie Thor, on his laptop, as we both wanted to see that movie when it came out, but were not able to. I guess the movie is a big reason why this posting is coming so late. All-in-all, today was a very good day for Jason, and so it was for me too. Thank you, for all your prayers and support, we keep taking the days one at a time, and continue to make progress.

3 comments:

  1. Praying right now!
    Psalms 40:16-17 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified. But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
    Prayer Bears
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  2. So glad that it was a good day. Sounds very busy socially, good fun! I just wanted you to know that Dad prays for Jason every day he said and as well, the rest of the military. I also posted a note asking my family to pray and got responses back that they "are on it". One cousin said that she thinks about him and wonders how he is doing. I also put in a prayer request at Silent Unity 24/7 prayer folks and even made a donation to them! Hopefully, they will pray extra hard now ;) We're all praying for healing of wounds and continued strength in spirit.

    Karen & Rob Weaver
    Livermore Friends

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  3. Hi Jason - the new pictures of you working at, they show how pumped your arms are getting, it is impressive. It shows what a strong fit Marine you are that you are bouncing back so fast with you new workout routine. I imagine it must feel so good for you to now have a regular workout routine.

    Take care Jason continued prayers sent up for you and your brothers at Bethesda!

    Katie
    Marine Mom

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