Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jason had a good day today, and spent most of it just laying back in his bed. I helped him with his shower and then did a dressing change, and then he was back laying down. The reason we (he and I) wanted him to spend most of the time in bed was because of the stress he went through yesterday. The wounds are looking different from the last time I saw them, and I am going to have to watch them for the next few days, but he is telling me things are getting better. He basis it on the fact that he has gone from 3 to less than 2 full sized pads (a specialized hydroponic pads) that go on his wounds. By the end of this evening he was feeling much better and I think he will be taking tomorrow pretty easy too. Because of the inauguration Monday he would like to be in a good a shape as he can be.

We had a couple of guests today, and it helped to boost Jason's spirits. Melisa Jarbo and her friend Kelly came back, and brought along their friend Steve. The three of them spent several hours just talking with Jason and letting him feel included with the social activity. I think that some of the time he is "stuck" in his room he feels very isolated from the rest of the world, and their visit helped to change that for him.

The plans for transportation still need to be worked out/finalized, but it looks like our inauguration seating will be very well placed, and then afterward we will going to the congressional offices for a reception. This should provide Jason with a chance to lay back and rest. I'll do my best to keep you all updated on progress as well as provide some pictures of the event. Thank you, all for all your continued prayers and support.

4 comments:

  1. Lifting up prayers right now!
    1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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  2. Hi Jason and George,

    It is so good to see a post about Jason and how he is doing. I knew that you would be with him at this time. Tomorrow is a big day for you going to see the President be sworn in again for the 2nd time. How exciting. My best to you all. I heard you met my good friends Linda and Dave last weekend George. They joined you for lunch in Livermore, because they too have a Marine son as do I. I told Linda how lucky she was to have met you and Linda.

    God Bless you
    Eileen Bitting
    Danville, CA
    Marine Mom

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  3. I heard the transportation was going to be challenging back there. I hope all works out well. Pretty exciting I must say and I sure hope that you can get some good pictures. Congratulations also on your San Francisco 49ers going to the SuperBowl! Enjoy every minute.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

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  4. Glad you all got to the inauguration, sorry Jason didn't get a chance to wear his suit :-( Hope you all had an enjoyable time.

    Also, it was very nice to meet you all on Saturday :-)

    Thanks,

    Steve Eckardt
    Pitman, NJ

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