Iwo Gima

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Marine Corps Marathon

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012

Today was an exciting day, in that it started early with Jason wanting to take a shower and get clean dressings on his wounds, then immediately after that the girls were up and running around. It was actually very rewarding to me in that Jason was effectively taking care of his daughters on his own, while I was doing laundry and cleaning up some things. By the time I was done he had gotten breakfast for them and was feeding Jackie some cereal. I still hadn't eaten breakfast, so I started to get my stuff together, at about the same time both Stacy and Jackie were finished and then found out that Jason hadn't eaten either. With that being said we sat down together and had our breakfast while the girls were having a great time "reading" to each other in the front room. Neither of them can read, but Stacy has a general idea of what the stories are about and can tell them to Jackie. When Jackie starts it is usually just a bunch of sounds since her vocabulary is still developing, though she can now say several words, and knows some names.

We took the girls to day care and I need to get a photo in, of the girls, for their records. I may have to wait until tomorrow to do this, so that I can get a couple of good pictures. Jason's appointments went well, and there was nothing new to report about. The only thing that we need to get scheduled is the hyperbaric treatment that has recently been approved. I've been told we will have to head over to the UC San Diego Medical School to get this done, and there doesn't seem to be anyone who knows how many treatments he is going to be receiving. All I care about is getting his wounds closed up and healed, so I look at this as another possible step to arriving at that point. Otherwise, his appointments today went well and we were back at the house before 12:30, and we even drove through Taco Bell (Jason was in the mood). The down side is that they messed up the order and didn't include Jason's bean burritos (he always orders two). I called back over to the store where we bought them (phone number was on the receipt) and the guy I spoke to was very poor at handling a customer complaint. I finally asked him to have the manager give me a call, and I'll see if I can get this fixed. It is the third time that this particular Taco Bell has messed up Jason's order.

Tomorrow I am going to try to get a bike ride in, in the afternoon and it depends on a number of factors, the most important being how Jason is doing. The appointment schedule is thin, with only one tomorrow so he should be able to stay off his chair for the better part of the day. Thank you, for all your prayers and continued support.

4 comments:

  1. Taco Bell best get it together!! I've got stock in that company now because of Jason (only kidding). How frustrating though for you guys! Looks like you'll have to check the bag before you drive away, arg.

    How sweet the girls play read to each other, so sweet! I'm so glad they are moving on the new oxygen treatment for Jason's wounds. Really looking forward to hearing they are closed up and healing, long road.

    I spoke with Mama Ross this afternoon. I'll see her before Friday.

    Have a good day tomorrow and stay off your feet!

    All my best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  2. 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.
    My email address

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  3. George, know that there are many people who follow your writings. We do not always respond, however, you, Jason, Linda, and your grandchildren are always in our thoughts and prays. The past couple of days it has been great reading that you are encouraged about the healing of Jason's wounds. As a dad and grandpa I am able understand you, but, George, you have set a new standard for all men to reach for. You have redefined fatherhood and grandfatherhood. God bless you, Jason, Linda, and your granddaughters.

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  4. SSgt Ross,

    We are in town for some TAD. If you get a chance we will be in the San Diego area tonight. Let me know if you feel like visitors. I would love to stop by and see you.

    -SSgt Little
    (7403390935)

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