Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

Today was a pretty smooth day, though we didn't get to speak with Dr. Pyo, like I had wanted to. I even called before leaving the house and left a message on his phone. The problem is that I had forgotten that he told me he was going to be gone this week, so it was my own fault for making that plan. Oh well, we will have to just wait until next week to get an update on what the next steps are. Right now the laser treatment is still moving along, and there has been some progress, though it seems to have slowed significantly. Jason has a dermatology appointment a little later this week, so we'll talk to that doctor then. The overall desire, right now, is simply to make it possible for Jason to be more comfortable while in the chair. The next step, once that is accomplished is to be able to have Jason fitted for a prosthetic, as right now he can not be. It is a little frustrating, sort of just going through the motions, but we both know it is important to have his upper body strength and flexibility, for when he finally does get to the point of possibly "standing" once again. The other appointments today were with OT and PT, as well as with Jason's mental health doctor. They are amazed at the mental resilience of Jason, and I think for good reason. He talks freely about the I.E.D. blast, and all that happened, that he can remember.

Tomorrow Jason will be heading in to the hospital for his appointments, without me, again. I have my own appointment with the VA, and the times conflict. He will be riding in with the Marines, and I will probably be the ride home, as my appointment should be over well before his are. That pretty much wraps up all the activity for Jason, today, other than the visit over to MCRD. Jason wanted to take the girls over to Bridgette's new work place. She has changed her job from driving around in a car most of the time to administrative work that will allow her to have a more regular schedule. I hope it works out, as that would make my life a bit easier too.

Thank you, for all your continued prayers and all the support you've been sending our way.

2 comments:

  1. Praying for Clan Ross.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  2. Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers!
    Isaiah 43:1-3a But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel...
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