Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012

OK!! Jason came through the surgery in flying colors... We received a call from Dr. Froughberg (not sure I'm spelling it correctly) was the orthopedic surgeon working on Jason, and has worked with Jason in the past. He used the expression, "We hit a home run!" And he was noticeably happy in his speech. Jason is now in ICU, and will be there for a couple of days, while they get him comfortable, and then he'll be heading back to his room. The surgery went for 9 hours, which is more than twice what they originally though it might go. I was thinking that it might go 5 or 6, so I was surprised at how long it took. I am particularly happy with how well the out come was, and now to wait on the next step.

One of the biggest challenges that an amputee has, is that he needs to have what is called a skin flap to help with the healing of the wound. Jason had virtually no flap, and as a result his wounds just wouldn't heal. Well, now he has the needed skin flap, and they have already closed up the wounds and he should be able to progress much more effectively now. What I'm hoping is that the next surgery is just as successful and that possibly next year he will be able to ride the Wounded EOD Ride, and I'll simply ride next to him. Thank you, all for all the support and prayers that have been coming our way, obviously the strength coming through has helped us all.

8 comments:

  1. Need some suppers brought in, George? Sending hugs and will happily have food delivered. Just let me know...the cooks are ready :D
    carol

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  2. Glad to hear about the success with the surgery. Hope the next surgery goes as well. Peace, Bill

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  3. Thank you God!! Prayed for a great outcome, I'm so happy this is such good news!! That's is a long time to be under, his guardian angels take good care of him. I hope that they can take care of more of the HO also. I'm very pleased and humbled with God's mercy.

    Great news, Jason!! Prayer Warriors are with you all the way!

    All our best and smiling from,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends!!

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  4. That's great news about the surgery!! God sure does amazing things. That's awesome!
    -Katie

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  5. So thankful things went so well!
    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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  6. So glad to hear the good news! Onward and Upward! We appreciate the updates because we think of Jason so often.

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  7. Outstanding news. Great way to start the day by reading this. Best to Jason.

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  8. Praying!
    Psalms 18:30-32 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
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