November 1, 2011 - First Full Day at Balboa

Jason and I spent most of the day in his room, and he only had to endure a dressing change, this afternoon. Not too much going on, really, it is just that there are several new people we need to meet, and we need to get used to the "new" facility. We did meet several new doctors today, and for the most part they seem up to the challenge that Jason is providing them. The only time Jason left his room today was to head down to get some X-rays done on all the different areas of his body, so the doctors could take a look at how everything is doing.

I think we have a good working relationship with the new dietician and the food is good, so Jason just has to learn another new process for getting his meals, as I won't always be there to go get him food. We have begun to learn the new Marines around here, and a special treat was that we actually know a couple of them, as they came from Bethesda a couple of months ago. It is always nice going into a new area, and then finding out you actually know someone there.

David and Miriam came down from Los Angeles today, and spent most of it with Jason and I. They said they were going to be back here this coming weekend. On top of that, Linda is going to be here on Friday, so we'll have a large portion of the family here this weekend. Linda will be staying here, in the Fisher House, with me, and David and Miriam will be staying somewhere else - we're thinking the Navy Lodge, though it has not been confirmed.

Jason got a new bed today, so that he could get a trapeze, to help him be able to move himself more easily. The first bed from KCI would not accommodate a trapeze, or at least that is what we were told. The new bed has a trapeze, but Jason is a little uncomfortable with the Trapeze right in his face. We have asked them to see if there is a way to move the trapeze up 6-inches or so. We should hear about it tomorrow.

Thank you, for your continued support and prayers.


  1. Teh orthopedic tech should be able to fix the trapeze so it is the right height for Jason, and also the right distance from his face. May be that if Jason wants to sit the bed up over 60 degrees or so that the trapeze has to be hung over the bolt that holds it- to get it up out of the way. wish I could draw a picture...I bet they can get it figured out.

  2. Sounds like you're settling in well!
    Still praying hard in Seattle!
    Psalms 31:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
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  3. Good Morning, Jason & George!

    Welcome back to Sunny CA! Everyone here at DLC wanted me to send their very best for a wonderful day! Glad things are going well & hope they get that trapeze deal figured out soon!
    All the best, from your friends at Diamond Learning Center.
    P.S. You'll have to check out our FB page- I will have new pics up today!

  4. Great News to hear family can be with you and Jason. A little time and medical personnel will get it all figured out and it will be onward and upward!

    Denise Edwards


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