Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012

Today started off with Jason taking a shower, and me changing his dressings out. His wounds look like they have kind of hit a stall point. They haven't changed, or shrunk, much - though they haven't grown any either. Along with that, there are no new areas to worry about, so over all it was a positive. He had an earlier appointment (09:30) than usual, but not so much that it was a challenge, that is until I went out and locked the car keys in the van.

Of course that didn't happen until just a few minutes just prior to when I wanted to leave. Well, we both (Jason and I) got on our respective phones and called to see if the Marines could get over here quickly so he could get to his appointment, now subject to being late. Funny thing is, we both got through to different people at about the same time and they ended up sending the same guy to come pick up Jason (and Larry). I stayed back so I could get the van opened up by a locksmith. Jason made it to his first appointment only a few minutes late (a benefit of not having to park and walk through the parking lot area). Right after calling for the Marines to pick up Jason I identified and called a local locksmith, and he was over in 20 minutes. A real nice guy who gave me a discount because of the military connection. He had the van open in about 2 minutes of arriving and was about the most pleasant road service guy I've ever encountered. He was from the Busy Bee Locksmith company.

I managed to get to Jason's first appointment before he was done, and just sat in the waiting area until he was done (Larry was already there waiting). Jason had a Physical Therapy appointment next and Dawn worked on his arms and shoulders, then on his core. I will be posting a couple of pictures tomorrow to show how Jason is doing, and I believe everyone is going to be pleased with the results. Once the appointments were done we came back to the house and had lunch and kicked back. I worked on a few things and Jason played video games, and then took a nap. Tomorrow is going to be very similar to today, only it will start with taking Jackie to her day care center. Jason offered to take a pick up the girls any time the help is needed, and apparently tomorrow it is needed...AND we're happy to be able to assist.

Thanks, for all the prayers and for all the continued support.

2 comments:

  1. Those wounds sure are stubborn. I guess the HO is going to cause that to happen. I really wish they could fix that somehow and get those wounds closed. Any news on what they think they can do with that??

    I'll pray harder for that, if that is possible.

    Take good care, always in my thoughts and prayers.

    All my best,
    Karen & Rob
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  2. Glad you were able to get into the van so quickly.
    These words are so very comforting! Praying right now!
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