March 10, 2012

One year ago today, Linda and I arrived at Bethesda Naval Hospital, because we were told that Jason was now on his way to the U.S., and that he had stabilized. It was the beginning of a very long journey for me, in that I have only been home one time in this past year, and that time was for less than an hour (it was when I flew up to Livermore to help Linda drive the truck back down here. I have been doing my best to maintain this blog on a daily basis, and have appreciated all the continued support of so many of you. I keep tabs on the stats, and there have been days when it shows as much as almost 500 hits have happened (that was early on) and as low as 90 hits in a single day. Over the year there have been nearly 71,000, so that shows that there is a level of interest in what is happening with Jason. Next week (Monday or Tuesday) there is to be a next, major directional change in the overall treatment, so perhaps we will be looking at more surgeries, or they'll tell us that there is nothing more they can do (my guess is that there will be things they can and want to do). Anyway, what I guess I'm telling everyone, stay tuned for more exciting updates on Jason and his progress.

Today, we went to Sea World, with the girls. The girls will be headed back to their mom next week, so today seemed the best time to go. The weather is great right now, and Grandma is here - What could be better? The girls had a good time, though we really didn't stay too long. They both got tired quickly, and it seemed like a good time to get Jason back off the chair. We did get some pictures, and I am hopeful that I will have some time to get them on to the blog tomorrow, but you never know what is going to happen with the time, especially with the time change coming tonight.

Thank you, for all your continued support and also all the prayers.


  1. When things get bad, Christ is our Rock! Praying!
    Psalms 62:1-2 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
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  2. Dear Ross Family,

    I read your blog every day George and have made comments as well. I made a trip with 4 other Blue Star Moms this past Thursday to Yountville to drop off some cookies and candy we had to the Veterans Center there. I was telling all the moms about Jason and you. I have read everything in this blog and feel like I know you. Jason is a very courageous young man. You George are a wonderful dad. You have put your life on hold for your son. Thank you. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Keep up the good work. Both of you.

    Marine Mom
    Danville, CA


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