Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

Today was a bit more tolerable for Jason, though he did get pretty well worn out with OT and PT activities. I went over to see him this morning and we had some visitors from the Marines, and from the medical staff, so it was pretty much a normal morning. Then he got ready/dressed for OT and we headed over to the gym, up on the 5th floor. It is nice being able to go over to building 3, where the C5 gym is, but it is even nicer being able to just stay much closer to his room. Lynn has a high energy level and comes to all her sessions with all that energy to get the guys working hard. Jason was sweating at the end of the session, where she worked his arms and hands, and also did some work on his core. Right after that session Jason and I went out of the building to go rent a couple of DVDs that he wanted to see, and then went back up to his room. It was kind of funny, we were warned that it was cold outside, so I grabbed a jacket for Jason (already had mine on) and we went outside. It was probably 65 degrees and the sun was shining brightly. Jason and I just looked at each other and smiled. Some of these folks really don't know what cold weather is.

We were back up in his room and got a visit from B. William Tyrrell of Wounded EOD Warriors Foundation. It was really good to see him, as we had a good relationship with Sherri Beck back in Bethesda. He brought Jason a blanket that was made special for the EOD wounded warriors and will be a very nice keepsake. Actually Sherri had told us that he would be coming by, but we didn't know when. Anyway, we now have all his contact information, and it is nice to have another friend out here.

The PT session was in the afternoon, and from what we understand this is the way the sessions are going to be going from now on. Dawn, worked with Jason and made the comment that OT was doing some of the same things that PT wanted to do, but that didn't seem to bother Jason. He did all the exercises that Dawn asked him to do, with as much skill as he could. It was quite impressive watching him work the different muscle groups and some of this while he was also working on his balance. If he can get his comfort level with his balance down then when he goes to work with his prosthetic devices his learning curve will be shorter.

We were also told that tomorrow there is to be a dressing change and another shower, in the morning. I'm not sure if there is something going on that they have not told us about, or if they just really don't know what to do with his case. Some of the areas that I saw on Monday were looking much better, while other areas still had a way to go. What ever it is, I will continue to ask questions and gently challenge things they say. I do this by asking questions and more questions, so that I hope they think it through again.

Thank you, for all your continued support, and prayers they are still needed.

3 comments:

  1. Jason did a lot of work today!! He is so impressive and incredible. Jason is my hero! We joined a gym today and I did some exercise, yeah! I can't wait until tomorrow so that I can do more. Jason is my inspiration. THANK YOU SSGT. JASON ROSS.

    Prayers, prayers, and more prayers!! Jason needs lots and lots of vitamin C. I'll be sending down my organic meyers lemons to squeeze into his water. He can squeeze some on green salads too.

    I hope that your back is feeling better George and that you are taking some time to do a little walking and some exercise yourself.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  2. Whether or not a miserable sinner like me is praying for you isn't that big a deal. That's why these verses are so special to me and why I end up sharing them quite often. What an amazing blessing and comfort to know that the Holy Spirit Himself is praying for YOU!
    Romans 8:26-28 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
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  3. Excellent news about the prosthetic devices! Hope you guys have another great day-- we are still cheering on every gain you make- Never forget to us you are a HERO!
    Big Hugs from your Friends at DLC!

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