Sunday, February 15, 2009
February 15, 2009
Today was a hectic day. Many, many, many visitors came to see the family and show their love and support. Thanks to all who took time out of their day to come by the hospital or make a phone call. Thanks to all who brought in food and drinks - they are appreciated very much. Thanks to all who brought games, teddy bears and other gives of thoughtfulness. Although Chance and Deidra may not be able to thank you specifically (they are still in shock and have so much going on) they do appreciate it!As for Clay, his vital signs were where they needed to be today. His body temp was cooler than normal so the heat is turned up in his ICU room and he's covered with a sheet of plastic and covered in blankets to keep him warm. They say they don't know how much he can hear, but his family talks to him anyway. Chance and DeeDee can rub his feet and the lower parts of his legs. His kidneys are functioning well. They gave him pedialyte this a.m. and it went through him just fine. He is being fed with a tube in his tummy and has a tube in this throat. He is on a machine to help him breath. He is wrapped in gauze and is really swollen, but the swelling was expected to be worse this latter part of the 24hr period after the accident. Clay will have the first of many surgeries on Tuesday. The little trooper has a long road ahead of him, but we know he can make it because he's a fighter.