Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 19, 2011

Today was a laid back kind of day for Jason. I guess he might have done just a little too much yesterday, and he didn't want to do much of anything today. It was actually kind of funny, with OT coming in to Jason's room this morning. She said she was going to do all the stuff she was going to do yesterday, but didn't get to because Jason and I went shopping. Of course I asked what she had in mind. She wanted to see Jason do some transfers - bed to chair; chair to bed; and other type transfers. I had to point out to her that Jason was NOT going to be doing a bunch of different transfers due to his physical limitations, but that he could do the bed-to-chair and back again, if she wanted to see that. She said she wanted to see that done. We knew OT was coming in so Jason was already dressed, and I only needed to get his chair over to the bed. He did his transfer to the chair, and then he did his "swing" transfer back into his bed, and she said she was done and didn't need to see anything else. Both Jason and I were a little surprised at this, but happy to hear it. When we get into the house we won't be having to deal with the weekend warriors, and I think that will be a very good thing. I'm sure they really mean well, its just that they don't seem to know much about Jason. I'm going to be talking to Lynn and Michelle again tomorrow.

Jason and I just sat around and watched football. We had a couple of visitors, friends of the medical staff, who came in and presented Jason with a Giants banner that had been flown over Afghanistan, shortly after they won the World Series, last year. They had heard that Jason was a fan and wanted him to have it. I think it will go well with his other Giants stuff. The football games we watched were the Green Bay vs Kansas City and the Patriots vs the Broncos. Both games were good, and we both enjoyed watching; it was just that they both ended very different from what we expected.

After the games, and after phone calls and visitors I asked Jason if he'd be interested in going to get something to eat, instead of hospital food. He said, "Sure!" We took off from the hospital, looking for a Mexican restaurant and ended up at the Olive Garden. I think it worked better for both of us too. I enjoyed having the time to just talk about things with Jason, and we touched on some of the challenges he is currently facing, as well as those that are coming along. We also talked about some of the things that are positive and about the help that available to him and his family. It was a very enjoyable and good dinner. After, we started to leave when we received a call from Linda (Mom) and Jason's girls. We were already in the van, so I just drove on back and Jason was able to talk with them on the way. All-in-all it was a nice end to a relaxed day.

Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Jason is getting ready to move on to the next step in his recovery, and it should take place this week.

3 comments:

  1. Jason, I'll cook you and your family anything you would like if you let me see that Giant banner that flew over Afghanistan, just sayin....

    Karen & Rob
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  2. 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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  3. These words are always so very comforting to me! Praying!
    John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
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