Captain Jason

The latest news on the recover of Jason after his injury in Iraq by an IED.


Snail Mail:

Cpt. Jason Scott
WRAMC Building 20
Mologne House Hotel #316
6900 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington DC 20307

Phone: 202 577 0092

Monday, November 28, 2005

Monday 11/28/05 Jason is Promoted!

Jason headed off to PT as usual this morning. He walked around the floor and also did "a lot of stretching!" Kyla his PT really works Jason out. Dow likes her and feels she really pushes Jason and helps him stay motivated. Jason successfully walked the inside halls of WR without stopping to rest 4 times around! Jason felt good after the workout when I reached his room.

Jason also sat in his "chair" (really a cardiac gurney that folds to be a chair-only one Jason sized) today for about 2 hours. About noon Mike came for his first visit. He is a Vietnam era vet who spent time in WR 35 years ago for injuries to his left arm from a mortar round. He and Jason headed for OT (Mike said he was amazed that it is computerized!) while Dow and I went to a fantastic Italian restaurant for lunch. I ate the best herbed bread I have ever had. We brought some lasagna and veal Parmesan for Jason to snack on. We then went to Borders as Jason was after Jim Buffet and Dave Matthews music. Jason has started to listen to music for a while after dinner or in quiet time in the afternoon.

During the day Jason got a call from Ft. Stewart Col Grimsley and a Lt. General(working at the Pentagon) have scheduled Jason's promotion ceremony to Captain for Thursday Dec. 1 at 2PM in the family room on this floor. Col. Marcone (who was the battalion commander when Jason first joined) wanted to be here for Jason's ceremony but could not make it in from CA because of duties there. If you are in the DC area please come to the ceremony if you can make it. Give us a call and let us know that you are coming. I have not the slightest clue to such a ceremony and the protocols. So tomorrow it will be a mad dash of phone calls to try to get goodies and be sure all the MD's/RN's/staff on Jason's team are notified so they can attend. He wants them to be present if possible.

Col Martha stopped by at supper time and brought Jason a Chipotle (sp?) salad dinner and chips which Jason "pigged out on." Martha knows how to choose the best food for Jason! We had brought him a jamba juice from Whole Foods and Jason drank the whole 16 oz plus protein because he had worked out so hard in OT. After a rest, Col Martha, Jason, Dow and I (on Dow's great suggestion) went down to the second floor and walked the outside veranda--1/7th of a mile!! The weather is gorgeous here in the 60's and Jason REALLY enjoyed being outside. He walked without help the whole way around the building. If the weather holds we will try to do it again tomorrow before the snow arrives (so we have heard).

After the walk Jason listened to music while waiting for his evening call from Jodi. Dow worked on getting tickets for Lisa and family to come to WR Christmas week to hold our family gathering here. It will be interesting because our grandchildren are JC 8, Jonathan 7 and Ellie 4. A lot of kid energy! If you know of any good "Christmas events/outings" for families with little ones in the DC area let us know cause the hospital will get boring pretty fast!

Please continue to pray for Jason's complete healing and recovery. Blessings to you and yours in the holiday season.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katy, Dow and Lisa
So glad to hear how well Jason is doing. Sorry to have been out of touch for awhile but I have been praying for Jason and telling his story to friends, asking them to pray.
This is the first time I've been on a blog site and I must say it's most intriquing. Hope you have a good turnout for the promotion ceremony. Would love to be there as I really like the military "pomp and circumstance", just don't want folks to get hurt unless it's imperative to defend this country from attack. Then I'd take up a gun too!
My grandfather at 73 couldn't understand why they wouldn't let him fight in WWII. He said he'd been in the Spanish American War and could still shoot!
Les is well and enjoyed a weekend with his namesake great-grandaughter as well as a mini-
reunion with old fraternity brothers. He was president of the only integrated fraternity at NIU in the 50's.
God's peace, joy and courage,

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 8:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom passed on the news about Jason. I just wanted to say how much I'm thinking about him and hoping that his recovery is a speedy as possible. I wish him the best of luck and know that he'll fight hard (I remember him being very stubborn when I was growing up)!

Laura Rush (Stromberg)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 1:06:00 PM  
Blogger Cousins Johnny, Cheryl & TJ said...

Hey Family!

Mom just told us too about Jason, very glad the he and you all are well. You all are in our thoughts. Just getting ready for Christmas at this end. We will be keeping tabs on whats going on at your end regularly here.

Love, Johnny, Cheryl & TJ

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 3:12:00 PM  
Blogger Cousins Johnny, Cheryl & TJ said...


CONGRAULATIONS on the promotion!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 3:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Jason,

Typical of retired military families, we spent Thanksgiving with blood kin and Army kin. Elizabeth (Shields) told of your serving in Iraq. You were in our prayers on that day and you certainly are now. We just received word of your hospitalization today (Paul Stromberg to Elizabeth to Mom/Dad).

When Watt did his specialty work at Walter Reed, he was proud to be in the company of some of the finest medical professionals the country had to offer. We know that you will be receiving state of the art care. We just don't know if the doctors, PTs, and OTs are powerful enough to handle a rock hard water polo player.

Now do yourself a favor--get better and go make a killing in the stock market!

Watt and Tandy Shields

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:19:00 PM  

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