Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Well, I'm finally going to get another update in here - apologies to all for the long delay in getting this out to you. Basically, Jason is doing okay, though there are still a number of challenges he is facing. He is not yet able to get into a chair and become more mobile, though he does have his prone cart, so that he can at least get down to the MATC (physical therapy area) and participate with the physical therapy, and more importantly, the social interaction. Sitting in his room social interaction consists of any visitors he might get, his family, and the medical staff. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, it just could be a great deal better. That's why I'm happy about him getting out and down to the MATC.

Jason will be undergoing another surgery on this Friday, where they are going to be doing another skin graft. There is a bit more confidence in it this time, as the wounds have been progressing (slowly) and it has been a consistent progress. Previously it was a back and forth situation where there was some progress and then there was a bit of a set back. Let's all pray that this time it really does work, and Jason can see some solid progress towards being able to sit up again. I spoke with him today (actually every day for the past several days -- I'm just slow on getting some updates in) and he was telling me that he was ready to get out of the bed and into a chair. He spends just about all the time at a 45 degree angle and it helps to keep the pressure off the very sensitive areas, its just so boring now that he is starting to finally talk about it.

Linda (Mom) and I are planning to get out to visit with him over the Thanksgiving holiday week. All the arrangements have been made and as far as I can tell, all we need to do is pack our bags and get to the airport. We're anxious to see Jason, and especially the girls, Stacy and Jackie. I think we're going through some grandparent withdrawals or something. Anyway, it is something that we are looking forward to be doing this time around. Thank you, all for all your continued support and prayers and for continuing to follow in my blog. I need to start blocking out some time to get that book going again, and move forward with a decision on how to get it published. I might try to put it out as an e-book, and then be able to get it out in sections, or just wait to have it all together and release it all at once. Let me know what you think.

5 comments:

  1. Praying!
    Romans 8:26-28 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
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  2. Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
    Romans 5:1-4 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
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  3. Please give Jason hugs for me- hoping everything went well for the surgery today. Rick will see you at ohdarkthirty....

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  4. Hi George. It was good to see that you had posted on the blog about Jason. I was wondering how he was doing. I have been following your blog from day one and check it to see if you have posted. I hope the surgery went well and that Jason will be up sitting soon. My prayers and blessings to all of you and I know you must be having withdrawls not seeing those two little girls. :0)

    Eileen Bitting
    Marine Mom
    Danville CA

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  5. I will be praying for healing of the wounds, thank you for the post. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends


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