February 2003 Comments
HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY JASON!!!!!! ~SARAH W.~
Have a good day Jason cause Sarah is here for the next week(lol)It was good to see you yesterday,I loved watchin you look at ethan he has gotten big hasnt he!!see you tomorow love you Cindy
Hey jay, i hope to come and see you sometime tomorrow with sarah.. i miss you tonz.. Hope you have a good day tomorrow!!!!! ~*michele*~
Hi Jason - sounds like you have had a busy week. Glad your ok and no broken pieces of trach. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. Keep fighting and remain strong. God Bless.
From Rob, Robbie and Joanne, we would like to thank all of you at MCH who are truly Jason's lifeline right now. When he returned from Strong yesterday he was clearly distressed and tired, you were right there ready to get him into bed and ready to give him the care he needed to relax him. Thank God for you all. We appreciate all of your love and support for Jason.
~*hey jay, you looked pretty outta it today but you were making tons of noises, coulda swore that you were trying to say sarah.. keep trying and you'll eventually say it! Every day jay, you are improving.. tonite is the first time i seen your right hand that relaxed in a long time.. keep both of them that way and you'll be fine!!!! I thought you were going to kick me a couple of times good thing you didn't cuz you could of hurt me, (lol)... When i see you..I realize that everyday there is something changing with you.. some people dont realize it but you are doing soo good. We all really need you back to the normal things real soon.. We all miss and love you soo much.. See ya 2morrow maybe.. *Michele*
ROBBIE, YOU KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.YOU WORK JASON AND KEEP TELLING HIM HOW MUCH YOU MISS HIM AND LOVE HIM . HE HEARS EVERYTHING YOU ARE TELLING HIM! JASON LOVES YOU TOO ROBBIE HE "NEVER EVER" HAS STOPPED. jASON HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL DAY, I WILL BE THERE TOMORROW WITH AUNT RENEE AND ETHAN TO SEE YOU.YOU REST CAUSE WE ARE GOING TO WORK YOUR MIND TOMORROW AND REMIND YOU ABOUT EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU ARE MISSING. THATS SO WE CAN GET YOU TO WORK HARDER AND GET YOU HOME WERE YOU BELONG.lOVE YOU ALWAYS HUGS AND KISSES CINDY
jason looks really good but he still looks like he is in a little pain. But he is tying his hardest KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JASON!!!today i was up at jasons place (during school)and me mom told json to lower his arm and he did and he lowered his arm farther then i have ever seen.I can tell that he is more aware and he is totaly there but to everyone that reads this coment i have to say that if he tunes you out don't let him! Other then tuneing us out i think that json is doing very well. From your little bro, Robbie
Hi Jason! Lookin good in those pictures! You seem to be quite the ladies' man! Just wanted you to know we're thinking of you. Love you very much. Your cousin Julie, William and Teagan
Hi Jason. I am sorry that it has taken me so long to write. So much has been going on. I had a son. His name is Gavin Brian. He is beautiful and almost fourteen months old now. My husband, Jason, and I are now expecting a second baby. I was so worried when I first heard. You and Jeremy helped me out a great deal when Brian died, and I wish I could be there to help you. Grandma keeps me posted with your progress, and I am happy to hear that you are doing so well. Try to keep those infections down. My thoughts and prayers are with you every day. Stay strong and keep fighting. I love you. Bonnie Verhoeven
Are you trying to keep your parents on their toes? Don't worry, you are doing a great job. Now, I mean it when I say, "have a good day today". You were supposed to yesterday, but let's change that to today. Today is a new day with many possibilities. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~Sarah W.~
Okay Jason I get the hint but I`ve been sick since Monday. Please no more visits to Strong! I`ll see you on Friday. God Bless Patti
Jay, it was good to see you today despite all the crap you went threw today, keep strong and remember we are all here waiting for you to get better.. we miss you alot and can't wait till u can actually come home, so hurry it up!!!! ((its alright, i'll give you time..)) Miss and love you tonz.. ~*Michele*~
WoW Jason another exciting day for you!See you got through another day of trama,thats strengh in your part because we all sat and worried about you all day long.Im glad everything is ok for you.I just talked to Sarah and she is happy nothin was wrong to,she cant wait til she see's you.just think you have her all next week. Love you much see you thursday Cindy
Hey Jay, Stephi and I came in to see you on Friday, all scrubbed out! You were wide awake when we walked in, and mostly for the entire time we were there. Sorry about the suctioning thing, I only asked her to suction your mouth, not all of that other crap! You looked good though, it was nice to see you awake and looking around at all of us...your uncle too!(thanks for the ice cream!) I'll probably be in again at the end of the week, not sure when though, we'll see. I hope you have a GREAT week! Stay strong and never stop fighting! You are incredibly loved and missed, fight for all of us too! ~Casey~
Hi Jason, glad to hear you have a more comfortable day yesterday. I just want to remind you of something.....Chad misses you alot. There are so many people pulling for you. Never, ever give up. The sky is the limit!!!!! Have another good day. ~Sarah W.~
Glad to hear you had a nice restful night.I wish I could say the same for me! Ethan is a handful Jason cant wait til its your turn to take care of him(haha)You keep resting and getting strong for us we all miss you and need you back home with as soon as we can. We all love you,Hopefully I will be there to see you after work tomorrow. love you always cindy hugs and kisses
everything sounds good today ,im happy for ya!!!hope your resting well~~~~me~~~~
Hi Jason! It's Bob at St. Bonaventure. We are still praying for you and hoping that each day brings you better health. Great to see your Valentine's picture with Sarah. Love to you and all your family and friends! Blessings, Bob Donius Vice President for University Ministries
ROB,THANKS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR WATCHIN OVER SARAH,IF IT WASNT FOR YOU I DONT NOW WHAT WE WOULD HAVE DONE. THANKS AGAIN WE APPRECIATE IT SO VERY MUCH. CINDY AND SARAH
u really need to hurry up and get better jay.. we really really miss u and have had enough of all of this.. time to get up and at it again!!!
~*Hey jay.. thanx for the shower tonite..Loved it!!! ((rob, u got it more.. its ur fault!!!)) But anywayz.. u looked really good tonite lookin' around.. tell them not to give you that nasty lemon sucker... u seemed it was pretty nasty.. (lol)... Keep up the good work..love and miss you tonz.. its time to get up and get going.. ~*Michele*~
slow like turtle~~~~~perfect~~~~~thx for the update~~me
BOY ROB BOB LOVES TO PICK ON U!hI JASON,HOPE EVERYTHING IS GOING GOOD TODAY. IM SURE YOU ARE ENJOYING SARAH HOME. SHE REALLY LOVES YOU JASON SO YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD FOR US TO GET BETTER, WE ALL KNOW YOU HAVE IT IN YOU TO DO IT TOO!jASON IT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME WHICH WE ALL HAVE SO YOU JUST WORK AT YOUR SPEED AND WE WILL ALL WORK ALONG WITH YOU,wE ALL LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH SO NEVER EVER FORGET THAT! yOU HAVE BEEN THREW SO MUCH AND WE UNDERSTAND,SO WORK HARD, KEEP FIGHTING THATS ALL WE ASK BECAUSE WE ARE ALL BEHIND YOU AND WE ARE GOING TO WORK YOU AS HARD AS WE CAN!!!wE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH, HUGS AND KISSES ALWAYS cINDY
wheres the update slow poke!!!!!!!im waiting~~~me
Hey jason, well, its time for us to come home today, we spent the whole week keeping sarah company at school with her, aren't we nice.. We will be up there to see you when we get home, i cant wait to see you... Keep Strong, love and miss ya tonz.. Michele
thats aa nice picture of you rob~~~~hehehehehe~~~ME
keep working hard for us
Jason,I know this is a hard time for you right now and nothing that any one of us say is going to make you feel better about whats going on,but everyday you are showing us something incredible even if it's just a foot moving, your lips or a seeing a sign of you getting frustrated.I know you have it in you to keep fighting,which is what you have to do.never ever give up.The more you try the better you will get, no matter how long it takes.We will always be there fighting with you.Jason we love you so very much and dont think we dont know what you are going through because dam it we all do!!You our my "son"In heart and soul and will always be a big part of this family so keep strong,keep fighting,because there are many things in this world you have to do and finish yet!!I love you Cindy
Hello Jason, how are you? Good I hope. Joanne, I am sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you are feeling better. Hey Rob, I bought a new 25" T.V.. I quickly got over the dream that one would arrive on my doorstep from you!!!!!! Anyways, keep your spirits up Jason. Have a GREAT day!!! ~Sarah W.~
Hey jason, i hope that you have a good day, i wont be there to see you until friday because i am up at college with sarah keeping her company with Jackie and Melissa... So, i will see you soon, keep up the good work.. Love and Miss you tonz.. Michele
Hi Jason,I dont think I will be up to see you for a few days I came down with a real bad cold and its kicking my butt!! I heard you are doing wonderful thou so you keep it up. Sarah took michele,Jackie and melissa back to school with her to today,she is nuts Jay but I think it will be good for her to have family there with her.You keep working hard,I will be there to see you as soon as I feel better mean while Dad and Joanne will keep me up todate with every thing on you. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS HUGS AND KISSES CINDY
Hey Jay, sorry I didn't come up there this weekend, but I really think I came down with a cold or something, it's actually still bothering me. I really wanted to come see you this weekend, but I didn't want to get you sick! I hope I feel better when I come back to Rochester again, this way I can come see you, probably this weekend, or the next! Well, keep strong, and have a great week! You are loved and missed! ~Casey~
Hi Jason sorry I didnt get up there to see you today I had to work til 4.But I will be there tomorrow with Sarah to see you.I heard you dont want to sit still to day great you keep trying,I will take time but you wil get it!!!Joanne wow I know how it hurts!!! If you need anything you now the number. Jason love you always keep working those lips and keep trying to talk for us,we cant wait for you to tell us all to leave you the hell alone(but it aint going to work!) see you tomorrow morning hugs and kisses Cindy
~*Hey Jay, you looked pretty good today, its soo nice to see you hold up your head by urself.. keep up the good work.. We really like to see you doing these little things.. I'll see you tomorrow with sarah.. Luv and miss you tonz.. Michele*~
HAPPY VALENTINES dude, hang in there. Soon...
Dear Jason: We are friends of your grandfather's in Lehigh, Florida. He has been keeping us up to date on your condition and want you to know that we are praying for you. Alice and Howell Kirtley
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY JASON!! HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL DAY. SARAH LOVES THE ROSES!! bUT LOVES YOU MORE!! I WILL BE THERE TO SEE YOU TOMORROW, I HAVE ETHAN TONIGHT AND HE IS SICK WITH A DOUBLE EAR INFECTION AGAIN. "WE ALL LOVE YOU " HUGS AND KISSES CINDY
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!WE LOVE YOU , BUD `````````ME~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
HAPPY VALENTINES JAY!!!! I will be up sometime to see you today with Sarah. I hope you have a good day, and try and talk to sarah today!!! :-D Well, see ya laterz! ~*Michele*~
Happy Valentine's Day Jason - hope you have a great day. Keep fighting your doing great. Pretty soon you'll be up and around. Have a great weekend, take care & God Bless.
Happy Valentine day. I am looking forward to seeing you tommorow after school. LOve Chick
Happy Valentine day. I am looking forward to seeing you tommorow after school. LOve Chick
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY JASON!!!!! Have a GREAT day with your Valentine. ~Sarah W.~
Hey Jay, just wanted to let you know i'll probably be there tomorrow morning to see you. I'm coming home for the weekend again so I am definetly going to come and see you! So make sure you rest up tonight, because I want you to be awake tomorrow for me! ~Casey~
Hi Jason,heard you are having a little trouble with that dam wrist again,dont worry Dad and Joanne will get it right for you,he is working real hard to get eveything perfect for you,your mom too!You just keep strong and have faith that everything is going to work out one of these days.You dont have anything to worry about. stay tough for us we are all trying hard to get the things you need and things done right for you.You keep trying those little tasks you have been doing ,like trying to talk and sitting up. We all will keep helping you to rememer things with pictures and new tastes of things.Keep strong Jason there are so many people here for you, you wait to see all the people on your side. People you never thought are right by your side. We all LOVE you so very much ,keep working hard, thats all we ask of you is to never give up "there is hope"!!!Cindy
One word, OOOOPPPPPSSSSS!!!!! What on earth was I thinking? The sadest part is that I was there that day(late, but I was there). It was also mine and Chad's anniversary.(Would have been) How could I forget that? SORRY Jason. Thanks for the correction Michele!!!! I love realizing when I should stick my foot in my mouth. (HEHEHEHE) Anyways, hello Jason. I bet you are so annoyed with that wrist. Hopefully they will come up with a plan soon. Have a great day today and an even better one tomorrow!!!! ~Sarah W.~
Jason, i hope that you have a good day today while i am sitting in school.. Keep up the good work... love and miss you tonz... ~*Michele*~
~*Fergot to add something.. Sarah W... I thought your birthday was in November!!!--Jason's birthday is in December not November, hehe*~
~*hey jay, i got to see you for a couple of minutes tonite with your dad, you looked pretty good despite the fact that you are doin' some funky stuff with your arms.. Keep them relaxed boi!!!! U have cme along way.. and no need to stop now.. We all readlly miss you alot.. (some more than others...) Keep up the good work, and i hope to see you 2morrow.. Love and miss you soo much!! ~*michele*~
Stay tough Jay, now more than ever. Love ya.
Jason, sounds like your doing better! Keep up the steady pace! Hope you like that TV. Look forward to hearing about all the good things that are coming your way! Blessings to ya The Goodreau's
Hi Jason, how are you? Good I hope. WOW, a 27" flat screen T.V.!!! I thought your birthday was in November!!! Well, I'm sure you love it. I like to think that I had something to do with it. I hope your gums are feeling better and you are comfortable today. Keep your spirits high and get ready for the fight of your life. I (like everyone else in your life) can't wait to see your progress through the intense physical therapy. Have a great day Jason!!!! ~Sarah W.~
I would just like to say that Jason watched this whole oatmeal escapade and when he starts talking he will tell you that I was not enjoying any part of it! I had gross oatmeal gooping down my face. I still have some in my ear I think. It was messy and not fun and the whole time Rob is taking pics with the digital, laughing at me and encouraging everyone else to laugh also. Meanwhile, Chris keeps slopping it on with the plastic spoon, wrapping towels around my head and telling me how sick I look! Does that sound like fun to any of you? No I didn't think so. Rob is not only manipulating the truth about the oatmeal deal, but also being mean and telling everyone about it!!!!!!!!! He's in big trouble. Aside from that ... it was good seeing you this weekend, Jason. Sarah's car was being kind of weird this weekend so I drove your dad's jeep around. That was scary. I didn't like it.. Sarah said you drive it much better than me! But whatever.. I had my mind on other things.. like my face rash.. which by the way isn't a "rash". I think it's DRY SKIN :) See you soon Jason ... Katie
Jason, With a Nurse like caring for you and your family, no wonder I noticed you were so alert on saturday. It was great watching discovery channel with you and I am glad you have a new tv. I though I was getting old, but not as old as your dad. I thought that it was me rather than the tv. I enjoyed my time with you and will be up soon to talk with you again. Remember what I said, we all learn one step at a time and it will take time. BUT MOST OF ALL DON"T GIVE UP>> LOVE CHICK
Hi Jason heard you were doing pretty good tonight. Michele was telling me how you were holding your head up and how Joanne was rubbing your face. and she asked if you enjoyed it and the thought you said "yeah" That is wonderful you keep trying you will get the hang of it soon enough.I am hoping to be there to see you tomorrow afternoon and yes Brian will be coming too he cant wait to see you again. we love you always keep working hard for us Jay. Love kisses and hugs Cindy
Hey Jay, good news about you getting better, and the new tv. I'm glad everything is going good now, you better stay away from being sick for a while and only concentrate on talking and getting out of that damn bed of yours. We all want the "real" Jason back! If you keep fighting and pushing, you will be there, and we will all be there to help you through it, for the tough and the easy times. I can't wait to come up and see you again, probably this weekend. Not sure which day though. Well, make it a good week. Hope to see you soon! Love, Casey
To Cindy and all our MCH family. From Jason and all of us, we are truly thankful for all of your expertise, love and tenderness towards Jason. You have made us feel like part of your family and you really take such wonderful care of Jason. He can only get better with all the prayers and loving care he gets from all of you. Rob and I say everyday how grateful we are for you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Rob, Robert and Joanne
~*Jay, i didnt get a chance to come and see you tonite like i said i wanted to but i hope that you had a good day.. i might be up to see you tomorrow... love and miss ya! ~*Michele*~
Hey jay.. got to see you tonite and you looked good although you were a little sleepy.. keep up the good work, see you tomorrow with sarah and katie fish!!! ~*michele*~
First of all ( Cindy that was a wondeful little note you wrote for the family)now Jason see we keep telling you to work hard that you will get through this and see your nurses think so too. Working hard is what we have to do with you so we can see you laughing and smiling at us once again.We all miss that so very much. You keep strong and we will help with the work. Brian told me to tell you hello he was so happy to see you the other day and promise he will be there again soon to see you.We love you so much Jason so keep strong and work hard we all will help you, I love you always be there to see you tomorrow hugs and kisses Cindy
Jason, Just a quick hello....to let you know that you remain in our daily thoughts and prayers. And a special "thank you" to your family for continuing to work so diligently to keep the updates going for those of us that like to "check in" on you! Love, Scott & Donna H.
Contrary to popular opinion--I DO have a watch! I just don't look at it too often! My work can be consuming!! I think this is a GREAT idea!! For Jason, and everyone involved. Dad (Mr Red-eye Express!!)--you need to rest more!! We have been through a lot of "crises" with Jason--multiple infections, multiple fractures, surgeries, orthopedics, extreme pain, etc. I think we are past most of the "acute" episodes, and we will "settle in" to the actual brain injury. This means that--now--starts the hard work. Jason IS alert. He needs all kinds of familiar stimulation (bad, and good). His favorite smells, tastes, touches, sights. Hisn favorite movies, videos, tapes of people talking--friends, family events, family dinners, arguments (you can play them for him--and keep them private), group gatherings (concerts, classes, friends talking),favorite stories, books, his favorite music, Mom or Dad's music, his favorite foods (to smell, taste), his favorite drinks, his animals (touch, smell),aftershave, cologne, Sarah's perfume, Mom and Dad's cologne, his favorite toothpaste, soap, deodorant, chewing gum, candy, what used to hang off the mirror in his car, colors he liked, the same clothes he used to wear,and, of course--all the things he did NOT like (smells, tastes, touch, sight). Jason--you need to work harder than you ever have!! We are, all, working hard toward your recovery. Each small step you take toward recovery is a miracle! Keep your hope alive--he is in there! Cindy N.M. MCH
Hi Jason, great news about the T.V., huh!!! Rob, I was only being sarcastic. Hey, by the way, my T.V. in my room is way too tiny, if you are feeling really generous. (That is a joke too.) Anyways, have a great day Jason. Give th PT's a break, they want to help!!!!! ~Sarah W.~
Hey jason, i came to see you yesterday with lil' jay and your mom, you looked really good considering i haven't seen you in the past week because i was sick.. but you looked really good, and are improving daily, although it may not seem like it jason, you really are.. dont ever give up and keep your head up.. we're all routing for your complete recovery... i love and miss you soo much.. get better... ~*Michele*~
Hey Jason, I am glad I finally got to see you on Tuesday. You look great(time for a haircut though). I hope you will be more at ease with the adjustments made on your wrist yesterday. Someday soon you will be comfortable and pain free. I am sure that day isn't coming soon enough for you. How is the T.V. picture? Worse? Hey dad this picture sucks, anyone got an extra T.V. they want to donate????? Well, someone had to say it. I am just trying to help you out Jason!!! Brian, I bet Jason really enjoyed your visit. You should be proud of yourself for taking that step!! Jason, keep fighting and have a great day. ~Sarah W.~
I am glad to hear that you are so alert. You keep up the good work so that we can get you talking, walking and out of there. You are a strong person and will make it through this. We are all behind you and love you a great deal. I bet you never knew that so many people are for you and are there for you whenever you need us. Keep fighting. Love you.
Hi Jason - Keep fighting and getting better, small steps are better than no steps. Keep up the good work, your doing great. Hopefully nothing is wrong with your wrist and it will start to feel better. Take Care & God Bless.
Hi Jason!!!! Good to hear all good things in the last couple of days. I hope yesterday was great too. Keep working towards your goals, nothing is impossible for you Jason. NO TRACH sounds like as great place to start!!! Have a good day!!!!! ~Sarah W. ~
Hi Jason, It was great to see you Sunday you look great!(a little skinny but thats ok we will get you rolly again)Keep working hard for us we all now you have it in you. Never ever give up, we are all right there with you no matter what kind of a day your are having.always thinking about you HUGS AND KISSES Cindy
Jason, you are doing well. Keep up the hard work. We all need you back with us. Life just isnt the same without you here. Keep pushing and you will get back to where you were before. We are all behind you every step of the way. Love you.
jason, hope you have a good day tomorrow while i am in school, i'll hopefully be up to see you sometime this week.. love and miss you tonz.. michele!
Hi Jason it's your friend Makkiya I am so glad to hear that you are back at MCH, and back to rehap you work hard to recover, alot of people are supporting you and praying for you, we all miss you here in Buffalo and keep rooting for you! Jason say hi to your mom tell her we miss her a whole bunch!! Love always your friends in Buffalo!!
~*Jason, once again, i didnt come up to see you i have to get rid of this wicked cold of mine before i can go see you, i dont want to get you sick! I really miss ya alot and hopefully i'll be able to get see you this week.. Keep fighting and keep strong.. Love and miss ya! Michele*~
We love you. Keep on fighting.