November 5, 2011

Today was a very good day for Jason, as he didn't have to deal with a dressing change, and Mom (Linda)came down to stay with Jason (and me!) through to the end of November. On top of that, David and his family - Miriam and Dylan - came down to spend the weekend with all of us. All-in-all, a pretty good start to a very good day. Then on top of all that, they were able to obtain another bed for Jason, and this time it had the trapeze with it, and it wasn't a problem with configuration or size. I think Jason was happy with this one.

There were a couple of new patients brought on to the ward today, and that is going to provide Jason with a couple more people he will be able to talk with and get to know a little better. It will probably bring a little more activity to the floor and I think that sometimes more activity is a good thing for Jason, and his healing. Along those same lines of thought, Jason got out on his wheelchair today, and was able to wheel himself around, with very little assist. I think just getting outside the hospital was a good thing for Jason. He had been in that room for nearly all the time for the past week.

When David came by this morning he had a package from his Aunt Joyce. She sent him a big sign that said, "Welcome Home Jason, To California" and David and I attempted to put the sign up on the wall. You have to understand, Joyce really had a BIG banner created and it was a pretty heavy sign. In the hospital we can not put hooks or nails or pins in the wall, so we tried to secure it with tape. Jason was asleep when David and I got started, and when we were finished we woke him and he saw the banner on the wall, and gave that "look" he gives, whenever he is surprised. It was very pleasing to see Jason smile. Tomorrow, the nursing staff is going to help us secure it a little better, so that it will stay up.

Bridgette called and she and Jason had a conversation for several minutes. I know he is anxious to have his family out here with him, and it is a matter of time until that happens now, so in your prayers, please include Bridgette and the girls, and ask to keep them safe.

Thank you, for all your continued support and all your prayers.


  1. Sounds like a good day!! Glad the bed situation is better. Low key day for us here, watched Stanford win, that was fun. Hope the 9ers can pull out a victory tomorrow.

    So glad Linda can be down there with her guys! It's raining here, kind of nice. Enjoy your Sunday together Ross Clan. We'll be praying for Bridgette and the little gals.

    Our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

    Karen & Rob

  2. That is not the exact wording I ordered on the banner. But if it brought a smile to Jason's face, then all is well. I'm happy things are working out and can't wait to see you .
    Aunt Joyce

  3. Praying in Seattle!
    Psalms 69:1-3, 13 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God...But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
    Prayer Bears
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  4. It's good to hear that you journey back to California was uneventful and that you are settling into life at Balboa. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and although I am still on the East Coast do not hesitate to contact me if you need anything. Jason's hand cycle should (finger's crossed) be mailed out today by the very man who donated the cycles to the team for the Marathon. I'll keep you informed if that changes. Until next time, keep your spirits up and god bless.

  5. Glad to hear you guys are getting settled in and are able to visit with friends and family over the weekend. Stay safe getting that banner hung up. No climbing on chairs that have wheels!
    Lynne Fox

  6. Hi Jason! It is great to read the updates from Balboa. Having your Mom, brother David and other family and friends in to spend some wonderful quality time with you is all the best. I hope Linda you were more than pleasantly surprised to see how strong Jason is now. God Bless you all!

    Katie a Marine Mom


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