Captain Jason

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


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

Phone: 202 577 0092

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Update Sunday 11/20/05

Thank you Barb and Nancy for the wonderful Ode to Jason!

Jason has been feeling depressed these past few days because he's finally realized he'll never be able to do the "hokey-pokey" again, and he's really afraid "that's what its all about."

Col. Martha Turner "has established an Air Force Shrine in my room. Clive, (Jason's healing mascot, given by Jodi) has the need for a "Air Force Tee shirt" discussion with Col. (Are the other Armed Services going to take this?) Sr. Terri from St. Gertrude's Chicago, my friend and friend of the Sisolek's who have also visited Jason, stopped by for a brief visit this afternoon. Lois Spoden a faithful friend who visits every Sunday (today she got to read the Washington Post because Jason was on the phone with Jodi) brought Jason mini-blue berry muffins and mini chicken fingers which Jason likes. Lois is already prepping Jason for a 5 K race. Her daughter is a highschool cross country runner and Lois said she herself hasn't run in a long time but is getting ready to "run with Jason!" Go for it Lois and Jason! Jason said Sen. John McCain will be visiting in a few weeks. We got his book and will begin to read it. A special thanks to all who are able to visit.

We're in the hospital so the MD had to prescribe a multivitamin which Jason will begin taking. (I wonder how much each pill will cost?) During PT today, Jason walked around the complete floor, no easy feat; this place is big and also walked back to his room. I found out that Jason hasn't an infection but the meds are to prevent one with the weeping buttock wound. Appetite was good today and Jason drank his Jamba Juice. We got him Jimmy Buffet's latest book and Jason was able to read from the intro. YES!. Jason will cap his Sunday off by watching the Simpsons and Family Guy, interspersed with another call from Jodi. Seems to be a pattern developing here.

We now have the Sisters of Mercy, Ireland Province praying for Jason. Fr. Pat Kenny who is a chaplain visiting Jason everyday giving his blessing, has a sister who won a contest to come to NY city! She is in her 60's so...she attended liturgy this morning and gave me a "decade rosary" blessed by Popes JPII and Benedict and said, "I am calling my Mother House today and all the Sisters will pray for Jason" Yes, the land of St Bridget and St. Patrick and St Leprechauns! Ah the Emerald Isle, land of St. Guinness (Jason likes). My sister Connie went to mass this morning and a good friend, a Benedictine I think, and she were talking and she said the same, "We have 400 sisters who will pray for Jason." "From your lips to the ear of God" I always heard that the role of the priest was to "call the community to prayer." I hope each of you is experiencing the power and Loving Presence of God (or Creative Force of the Universe) as you pray or send up healing thoughts for Jason. Many blessings for each of you and your family and friends this week of Thanksgiving. Thank you for being on the journey with us.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dennis said...

Depression is natural with all Jason's losses. But, the good news is that it is very treatable.I would suggest cranking up the services of counselors and/or psychiatrists. And, of course, there are meds for the big D, my chronic enemy.

Prayers are essential, of course. Sunday morning I rejoined a very eclectic group of pray-ers (a retired Navy man raised in a Catholic orphanage, educated in a Baptist seminary which led to his ordination; a Methodist who evangelizes everywhere he goes-- he offered me a breath mint in the shape of a cross which almost elicited laughter, but I turned it into a mini-Eucharistic experience; a member of a Church of God who had just finished training to be an official chaplain; and me, a liberal Episcopalian). We met at 8AM and prayed for Jason using the Mark passage of the blind man from Bethsaida. It was very powerful. Lester, the Baptist preacher Navy man just happened to bring along Mark Twain's short volume published after his death: "The War Prayer" I was shocked by its relavancy -- because Twain was generally considered an atheist, but he apparently was only opposed to hypocrisy in the Established Church. Lester resisted the urge to preach about badly-intented prayers, those that are self-serving and that do not consider scripture and the will of God. When I passed Katy's and Mary W's method of praying with scripture, Lester could not have found a better example! Anyway, Jason walked away with his eyesight, according to Mark. All of God's people must believe and pray constantly. I give thanks this week for the progress Jason is making and for the unquestionable love of his family and friends all over the world.

Monday, November 21, 2005 5:38:00 AM  
Blogger dorothy franks said...

Many prayers are being said for Jason's recovery here in Texas. I'm a friend of spence burnett who told me about Jason. What a wonderful group of friends and family he has...this will mean so much. Keep up the good work...Prayers DO work!

Monday, November 21, 2005 7:01:00 PM  
Blogger Katy, Jason's mom said...

Dennis,
I am sorry that somehow you came away thinking Jason is depressed. He is not but is very upbeat because of the news from his MDs especially about his eyes

Monday, November 21, 2005 8:37:00 PM  

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