Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

February 19, 2012

Today was a bit like yesterday, only totally different today... ;-)

No one to pick up at the airport, and no support nurse came in today. Not sure how they are going to be filling that need, though they tell me they're working on it. Not a problem today though. Both Mom and Dad are here to help Jason with anything he might need, and in fact I think Jason was in a really good mood since we were able to go through a few more of his boxes of things, and get several more things put away. When Linda gets it in her head that she wants to get things put away and/or cleaned up your best bet is to just help out, cause its going to get done.

One of the things that Jason has been wanting to do, and looking forward to is being able to take a shower. He has had a special treatment on his wounds, and they didn't want him to take a shower for 10 days after the application. Today, Sunday is the end of that period and the wound nurse even told us he could take a shower today. He was in the shower for probably 10 or 12 minutes, and he felt pretty good afterward. The treatment did some good, so when I put the new dressings on, using the metahoney it went very fast, as well as reasonably comfortable for Jason. The still need to figure out what to do about the HO, so we will be talking with the doctors next week about that.

We had Togos Sandwiches for lunch and then leftovers for dinner, and to be honest about it, we were all still pretty full from the sandwiches, so dinner was quite simple. We got all the stuff cleaned up and put away when we got a real nice surprise with the girls coming over for a night. This way they get to spend a little time with Grandma and Grandpa, and then they'll get to do it again next week end. The last time they were here Jackie was taking a few steps at a time, and we saw her walk up to 11 steps. Tonight she was walking all over the place, and showing a great deal more confidence in her steps. When the girls came in, one of the first things they asked for was a bed time story from Grandpa. I've told them the story about Jack and the Bean Stalk several times now (each time a little different), and each time Stacy likes to act out all the stuff that Jack does. My guess is that Jackie will be doing it too, just as soon as she learns to bounce around a little better.

We put the girls to bed, and Grandma read them the Lady Bug story. That is another favorite. They are amazingly easy to get to bed, once they have had their stories, and we like to do that anyway. Once that was done I came up here and got the blog going. So thank you, all for all your prayers and continued support. We saw some real signs of improvement with Jason today, and are looking forward to seeing more.

3 comments:

  1. Yipppppeeee!! I'm so glad the wounds are behaving and hopefully the ones that are not will soon follow suit. I really want that infection to give up and go away so I'm praying really hard for that to happen.

    So terrific that the little gals got to come over :-) Next time grandma reads the Lady Bug story please take a picture of her and the girls. I'll exchange the dress next week.

    Did you take a video of Jackie walking around?? At Christmas she was standing and holding on, wow, she's mobile now, watch out :-)

    I am so glad that they want to talk about the HO. It will be interesting to hear what they think. At least they want to address it.

    I am really pulling for you Jason and praying every day.

    All the best to Clan Ross!! You've come a long way, I'm very proud of you.

    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  2. Glad you were able to have some good family time today!
    The Lord uses everything that happens for a purpose. Praying!
    2 Corinthians 4:16-18 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
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  3. I love to read the daily improvement. It's clear to see that nothing is impossible when there is love. I agree with the comments from "Lynn" Prayers are answered all the time and these are miracles of today.

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