Setember 19, 2011

Jason had a good day today. The PACU visit was relatively uneventful and he was back in his room before 10:00, wanting something to eat. We didn't do much of anything else until about 1:20pm (13:20) when we started to get ready to head down to the MATC for his daily PT. He did the arm crank for 10 minutes; the rowing machine for 10 min; the rope pull for 5 minutes; and then some arm presses in his chair. Well, by the time he got to the arm presses he only did 1 and was too tired to do much else. I tried the rope pull and only got a few minutes in and decided I'd had enough, I wasn't able to keep up with him.

The real nice thing for today was his chair. Pete, "The wheelchair guy" made some changes to his seat and to the back of the chair. Now, when Jason is sitting in the chair he is much more straight up and down, and his back support is much better. He commented on that when he was doing the exercises. He said that as long as he is comfortable with the chair he was able to do more things, and go longer without any of his pain meds. I was very happy to hear this.

Despite the lack of content in this post, I am kind of tired tonight so I'm going to call it a day. He goes in for surgery tomorrow, and we're hoping that it is the final surgery before leaving here. I guess we'll know if a few days. Thank you, all for your continued prayers and support - we couldn't do this without all the love being sent our way.


  1. We're praying for a successful surgery tomorrow, Jason, and that you continue to improve with your healing and mobility. Thank God they got the chair fixed. Please keep us posted on your progress and know that many people are praying for you. We also pray for Dr. Malone and her teams that they are wise and doing their very best for all the Wounded Warriors depending on them.

    Karen & Rob Weaver
    Friends from Livermore

  2. I read your blog every morning. Jason brings inspiration to me EVERYDAY!!!
    I think of Jason and your entire family several times daily.
    Keep up the hard work Jason! You are an amazing man and admired by me and...I'm quite sure....many, many people worldwide.

    An Air Force mom from Pleasanton

  3. Still continuing to lift up prayers.
    2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
    Prayer Bears
    My email address

  4. George, thank you for the continued updates. I had lost the bookmark of the blog and Linda recently got me reconnected. The art drawings are spectscular, and the photos and reports really are showing Jason's strength and spirit. you capture it well. Have you considered publishing these accounts? It would make a great american hero novel. Keep strong and keep up the good work. Mary Goldsmith


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