Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 21, 2012

Originally, Linda, the girls and I were supposed to be headed back up to Livermore today and Jason was to take over ALL aspects of his life. As it turned out though, Jason was feeling some significant pain at about 21:30 (9:30pm) last night and wanted to get in to the ER - so I took him. By the time all was said and done they determined that he should be going back in to the hospital, where they could get a better handle on what it is, causing Jason so much discomfort. By the time I left from Jason's hospital room it was about 05:10, and I went straight back to the house. I was getting pretty tired at that point, since I'd been up for almost 24 hours, and by the time I did get back in bed, it was 24 hours.

We checked in with Jason and they were working to control the pain, and it seemed like they were doing a good job of it. Jason had his pca, so that he could get the meds as needed and stayed on top of the pain. The challenge is that they don't know what is causing this latest up tick in pain, so they really don't know how to go about fixing it - at least not yet. My guess is that he will be in the hospital for a few days, and then they should be able to get a better handle on the cause of the pain. They will either do their best to mitigate the pain or remove it entirely, and then get him readied to head out to Bethesda, early next month. I know I'm looking forward to him getting back out there, for multiple reasons, with the biggest being the hope that they can correct some of his other challenges, such as the HO.

This is going to be my last post, of sequential posts, and begin only providing updates on a weekly basis or as significant items happen. I have appreciated all of you readers out there, for staying with the blog and for the comments some of you have made. I hope the blog has been informative, as well as helpful, so that you all have been able to keep up with Jason's progress along the way. Thank you, for all your continued support and for all the prayers that have come our way. God has shown us that there is a special reason Jason is still with us, and in the next year or two I am sure we will find out more clearly what that special gift really is.

4 comments:

  1. Christ Himself gives us these promises. Know that I'm here praying!
    Revelation 21:5-7 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
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  2. Dear George,
    Thank-you for your "Labor of Love" in writing the blog all of these many many months. I feel that I have truly been linked to Jason and all of your family. I am so happy that you will continue to offer occasional updates on how Jason is doing as you will all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Jason is still remembered in prayer at Our Lady of the Chesapeake parish in Pasadena, Maryland. This is the church that Ms. Alma,the Grandmother of Jason's friend Brad, attends. We have been praying for Jason from the beginning of his ordeal and will continue to pray. I hope you get to read this email. With the time difference, I'm not sure if I'm posting it at a time when you would be checking the replies to the blog. I know you are so very busy and probably won't be able to email back but I am going to provide my email address. I have noticed that other readers have listed them. May you all continue to be in the Lord's care and protection.

    Paula Gentile from Pasadena, Maryland
    paulamgentile76@hotmail.com

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  3. George,
    I have not written any comments in quite awhile due to reading the blog by email. Going home is mixed blessing after all the time you have been by your son's side. It is a long journey that many could not handle. The Ross family is full of incredible human beings.
    If Jason gets to Bethesda I will stop in and see him on one of trips for soccer to northern VA. Just so he knows your average citizen has not forgotten him and his comrades.

    We will keep you in our prayers and continue to follow the blog.
    Denise

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  4. Going to keep checking in every night to make sure I don't miss anything. Won't post anything since you're not here to read it but will always be praying so very hard!
    Psalms 142:1-3a I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.
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