Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 26, 2012

Jason got up this morning and decided that he was in need of a shower. Of course I wasn't going to argue with him, I thought he needed a shower, too... ;-) As it was, his wounds were looking really good, and it appears that they are making more progress all the time with healing. The one thing I didn't get done was take some pictures to send to Dr. Malone, so she can see what progress has been made. He'll be taking another shower in a couple of days, and I'll get some shots in at that time. He is no longer taking the I.V. antibiotics; he is cutting back more on the pain meds he has been taking; and, overall he is feeling much better. I think a big portion of that is the fact that he spends most of his time in bed, and the extra rest is helping with the overall healing. On top of that his attitude is very good, and we're getting the house totally set up the way he wants it, including pictures on the wall and some recent new furniture pieces. Actually he talked about doing some rearranging of the furniture, so that we could all comfortably watch the T.V. while sitting at the couch.

The girls came back to the house tonight, and will be with us for the next couple of weeks. We had a great time with them, and Daddy even gave them a bed-time story before they went to sleep. Both Grandma and Grandpa stepped out of the room to let them be their own little family for a change, and I think it was good for all of them in multiple ways. Stacy was telling us all about some of the new things that Grandma (and Grandpa) brought down from Livermore and Jackie was walking all over the house. It felt pretty good to have them here again.

Tomorrow Jason has an appointment, though it is later in the afternoon, so we will have the morning to do whatever we want. We actually plan to get out and do a little checking with some of the available day care centers, and see what we can do to get the girls into a regular program. Its great having them here, but we would like to allow them to have some social interaction time as well. Anyway, we'll see where it takes us tomorrow. Then finally, Grandma (Linda) will be headed back home tomorrow evening, and we won't get to see her again for three weeks or so. It will be rough, but we've done it before.

We have been doing some planning for Easter, so we are hoping to have a few extra kids around the house. We'll have an egg hunt in the backyard, and probably do too much, but hey, that's Easter. Jason and I have also been talking about which church we're going to start looking at. He is able to stay up in his chair better now, so we can finally start going to services. We both miss the services and just the social gathering and fellowship. I'll keep you posted, and Thank you, for all your continued prayers and support. We will probably never be "normal" again, but we will get much closer.

2 comments:

  1. What is normal anyway?? Glad to hear all the happy and good news. I'm glad to hear SSgt. Ross is staying down in bed, please keep up the good work so as not to iritate those wounds and they can continue to heal!!

    Give hugs to all,

    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  2. It's such a blessing to read that your family is together!
    Whatever the Lord allows to happen in your life, He'll get you through! Praying right now!
    Psalms 91:9-12 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
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