Iwo Gima

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27, 2012

Jason stayed in bed for most of the day, though he did get up early this morning. It seems that he spilled water on himself and it wasn't just a little bit. The way we have it set up is that Jason drinks as much water as he wants all day long. He drinks some where in the area of about a gallon a day (maybe a little more). He does this because of all the different medications he is taking, and it helps to make the affect a little less harsh on his kidneys. Anyway, at night he keeps his water container sitting close to the bed, so he can get to it easily, and sometimes he looks like he is even drinking while he is sleeping. Well, last night I guess he did something very close to that, as he picked up the bottle, took his drink, and instead of putting it NEXT to the bed, he sat it ON the bed and then proceeded to knock it over. Thus, at 06:00 this morning he woke up and the sheets needed to be changed out. It wound up messing up some of his bandages too, so I had to take care of those, and I think the extra movement caused him some extra pain as he wasn't very comfortable for several hours. He didn't feel up to getting out of bed until after 20:00 (8pm) tonight. He seemed to be feeling pretty good by then.

Linda and I worked on finishing up a couple of projects I had started a while back. In fact, one of those was actually started by Monica Wolley. It was a kitchen play set for the girls, where there was a 25 step sequence of things to do, in order to assemble the unit. She had gotten the first 5 steps done and I finished the other 20. The other was a musical toy that should drive us a little crazy in a few days, either that or the batteries will wear down. Anyway, the girls have a couple more things to entertain and play with, and because of both of them, it should help them gain more knowledge about how things work.

Linda and I also decided to act a little more like tourists and we went over to Cabrillo National Park. It is right on the coast and is dedicated to a Portuguese explorer who sailed up and down the California coast. I didn't even know it was there, prior to this visit and thought that it is one of the hidden secrets of San Diego. It has some wonderful presentations and artifacts to look at, as well as having some great historical importance. I guess what I'm saying is, if you happen to get down to San Diego, check it out.

We celebrated Jason's birthday today, because Linda (Mom) is here, and the timing works out better for Jason right now. He actually has a birthday on the 31st, so today is only four days early. It gives me a few more days to give him a hard time and tease him about getting older  (like I have room to talk). Anyway, the high point of that little celebration is when Jackie had cake all over herself, and we had to take a bunch of pictures. It is late right now so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to post them to the blog. Thank you, for all you have done in supporting Jason, and for all the prayers you continue to send our way.

2 comments:

  1. So glad you were able to do some fun things!
    Know that the Lord is always with you, wrapping His loving arms around you and holding on tight! Praying right now!
    Psalms 18:2-6 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
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  2. Thank you, Jason. Your bravery, spirit, and character are the traits that make you my hero.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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