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Marine Corps Marathon

Sunday, September 4, 2011

September 4, 2011 - Bridgette and the girls back home

Jason had a mixed day today. It started out with a good visit from Bridgette and then a little later Linda and I brought the girls over to see him. The girls had spent the night in grandma and grandpa's room. This allowed some extra time for Jason to have Bridgette with him, and we got some extra time with the girls. We were able to go out for a great breakfast with Bridgette and the girls, sponsored by Yellow Ribbon, at the Double Tree Hotel, and then got back to the lodge and Bridgette and the girls headed out for home. While they were here Jason was able to spend a little time with them and talk a little more with Bridgette, about the different challenges going on in their lives. She is dealing with a few things that are keeping her away from Bethesda, and she said she is going to continue to work to get more time to be with Jason. Jason would like to have her here more, and is hopeful that she is able to get everything arranged to make that happen.

After Bridgette and the girls left we went back over to be with Jason. He wasn't feeling all the well, like he had contracted a cold or something, and his pain level was starting to hit some spikes. As a result he was taking a couple extra hits of the pain medication and that in turn causes him to want to sleep more. Now sleep isn't a bad thing, except that it caused him to miss his dinner, so I heated him us some soup (Campbell chicken noodle) and ran down to Taco Bell to get him a couple of burritos. When I had returned he was acting more like his old self so whatever it was that was bothering him seems to have gone away. Even the nurse who was taking care of him commented on the fact that he had not generated much of a fever today, and that he remained remarkably steady.

I began to pull together some of the needed resources for his next outing away from the hospital. They are going to be showing the drawings of him at the Edison Place Gallery, the ones that were done by Victor M. Juhasz. Actually, one of his partners, Michael Fay, is going to be at the Gallery, in Washington, D.C. and I coordinated with him to be able to get Jason to the showing, on Thursday, September 8. Jason is excited to be going and hopes to have a good time. I spoke with some of the folks at the hospital and there might be a few of the other wounded warriors attending as well, since it is open to the public.

Thank you, for the continued support and for all your prayers. God bless you all.

2 comments:

  1. The Lord is with you right now, lifting you up, giving you strength! Always praying!
    Isaiah 40:28-31 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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  2. Jason-
    It must be so tough to be away from Bridgette & the girls. And vice versa! My prayers are not only for your continued healing (which sounds like things are moving in the right direction - hooray!), but also for your young family to be reunited... God Bless your mom and dad! I'll be hoping you can make it to the drawing exhibit. The illustrations of you and other warriors are amazing!
    Sincerely, Jennifer Geiger

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