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Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012

This has been an enjoyable weekend for many reasons, but one of the best was because Linda was able to come down and spend it with me. That means that Jason was able to spend some time with Mom; the girls were able to spend some time with Grandma; and, I got to see my wife! All because of one little visit... ;-)

Jason was feeling pretty good today, though I think he may have done just a little too much, by the time he got back in bed. I checked the wounds and their dressings, and everything looks okay, so I think that it was just a matter of him getting worn down a little bit more than usual, and Jason is the type to want to push it sometimes. We had a new nurse come in, Terry, and he seemed like the right type to be working with Jason. He is a retired military corpsman, so he has a very good understanding of what Jason was doing. He has spent some time over in Iraq, as well as working with some of the returned military (all branches). He and Jason hit it off pretty well, and I over heard Jason telling Terry all about how he was injured, and I think it was actually good for both of them. He stayed for his 8-hour shift and then had to go, and he made the same comment that the others have said... Jason is really an independent kind of guy.

About the only thing that we did outside the house today was to go shoe shopping for Stacy. We went over to Target, I saw this pair of shoes on top of the rack. I checked them against Stacy's feet, and then she tried them on. She liked them; Jason liked them; and, they were on sale. It was a win situation no matter how you looked at it. We were done with the shoe shopping in less than 15 minutes and the tennis shoe with little pink stripes makes Stacy happy. We also picked up some food items, since we were there, but there weren't many things to get.

Grandma and the girls went out in the backyard and Stacy blew some bubbles with her new wand and solution. Jackie was having a great time being walked around by Grandpa; she was in some nicer pants that were not for crawling around on concrete. Actually Jackie is doing a bunch more walking lately. Linda got to see her take a bunch of steps (I think she said 11) in a row, getting across the room. Too, bad she didn't have the camera with her when that happened. We did get a bunch of other pictures, and I'll work to get some of those posted over the next couple of days.

Linda had to catch a flight back to Livermore, where Rob and/or Karen is going to pick her up at the airport. She will be back down again this coming weekend, so we don't have to wait too long to see her this time. We won't have the girls with us, but we should the next time she is here.

Thank you, for all your support and continued prayers. Jason is doing well, and we're about half way through the I.V. treatment. Once that is done he'll be able to really get going with his rehab.

5 comments:

  1. So happy for the great visit for Clan Ross!! Linda sure was looking forward to it. Hope all the goodies she brought worked out well, guess I'll hear in about an hour when I go get her.

    I'm glad that Terry is going to work out also, all good news.

    Hope you can keep off the wounds more this next week SSgt.Ross and I'll be praying for more healing with your wounds. Keep up the good work Jason and George.

    Always pulling for you,
    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  2. Glad she can get back down there again so quickly!
    What comfort we have knowing that the Lord is our Refuge! Praying!
    Psalms 46:1-5 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
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  3. Just delivered Linda back home from the airport safe and sound!

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  4. Hi Jason - sounds like you are getting over another bump in your road to recovery and will be back to your rehab soon. How surprising and pleasant to read that Mom was in for a visit. I am thinking of you always Linda!

    Take care Jason, many prayers for your wound healing sent your way.

    Katie a Marine Mom

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  5. HI team Ross- SOunds good all around. Pink striped shoes...gotta love it. So glad that the in home caretaking team is working out...and that they respect Jason's independence. It is consistent with who he is...and it is great that they see that.
    Hugs to you all...

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