July 18, 2012

Not 100% sure about receiving an update in the next day or two, but I am sure there is one coming. There was a bit of a meeting today, between Jason and a point of contact at Balboa. Jason did not hold back in anyway this time and the point of contact (leaving out the name on purpose) was appreciative of his candor. There was a desire, by some of the Balboa Medical Staff, to sit down with Jason and go over some options that he has, if he remains in Balboa. Jason flat told them that he is tired of waiting on these meetings that seem to continually get scheduled and no update or information comes from them. Jason said he wasn't interested in any of their meetings, or the results now; he is ready to go back to Bethesda and let them do the surgical procedures that it appears he needs. The point of contact simply said the meeting, which was set for Friday, will now, not be taking place and instead there will be an effort to coordinate Jason's transition to Bethesda.

Jason will be gone for about 3 months and then return to San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital) for his continued physical therapy, as well as other treatments that still need to be done. The PT and OT teams here have been very good and Jason has absolutely no complaints at all with them. He just wishes the rest were as "driven" to get solutions in place. Well, perhaps now there will be more drive, should they ever get another patient similar to Jason.

We still need to get the girls to their appointments on Friday so it is not likely that we will be home until the 21st. We thought about coming home right after the appointments but then decided that might be a bit tough on the girls (and me), and that an early start on Saturday morning would be better. It feels like there are things in place for as long as Jason is going to be here, so I am not as concerned as I was before. Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers.


  1. Back to the wonderful Dr. Malone and her (mostly) incredible staff, YAY!! Glad that the OT and PT folks are on their toes there in San Diego. That is good news for post op rehab for you, Jason. Keep us posted on your agenda and what is going on as the prayer warriors are poised and ready.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

  2. So would you be going back to Bethesda to help him through the surgeries?
    Continuing to lift up prayers!
    Psalms 63:5-8 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
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  3. George, It was great to see you and meet Jason's Mom and the girls!!! Those burgers looked good. Wish I hadn't eaten before I came over!!! Hope to see you soon...

    bill tyrrell


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