This is my first time to post a blog, so please bear with me. Chance & Jenae have posted prior to today, & now I have to learn how to do this. Clay had a pretty active day! He is moving his arms and legs some. The nurses lessen his sedation, if possible, so he can respond to us before we visit.
When we walked into his room this morning and said "Good morning", he lifted his arms and and opened his mouth. I look forward to the day when I can hold him in my arms. After our 6:00 am visit, he caused some excitement when his breathing tube came loose. He was moving too much. He really tries to move when we talk to him.
On another visit today, Grandma was going to read him a book and he started raising his arms and legs and trying to open his eyes and would have responded if he could have talked. The nurse said, "Calm down Clay and relax! Grandma is going to read you a book! Do you want Grandma to read you a book?" He nodded yes! She put more "calming" medicine in to keep him from getting too active. It's nice to know that "Clay" is under there somewhere :-)!
The doctor came in the waiting room today and said he was moving this week's surgery up from Friday to Wednesday. He said he was pleased with his right hand and he was pleased with his right arm. When asked what he was going to do surgery on, he said since his right arm was doing so well he thought he would work on it.
We usually try to talk to Clay to get some response out of him and to reassure him that he will be okay. Today we sang to him a lot trying to calm him down! :-) The doctors will check his chest/stomach in the morning from his surgery last Friday. We will know tomorrow how well his skin grafts are doing in that area.
Before I post this, I just want to say "Thank You." Words cannot express our thankfulness. During the past 10 days, we have experienced emotions that are beyond words. The outpouring of love, support, concern & kindness is overwhelming. Thank you from the depths of our hearts!