Saturday, February 28, 2009
Saturday February 28
Hello to all. Clay has now been in the Burn ICU for 14 days. Deidra and I feel like we have been here 14 years. Clay had a rough day today. He slept very little last night. When I arrived at 6:00 a.m. his night nurse said she was glad I arrived. Clay was running a fever and was very emotional. I told him he was going to be fine and I held his hand and talked to him until he calmed down and rested. When I came in he tried to open his eyes. Jennifer, the nurse, asked him if he wanted her to open his eyes so he could see Dad. It hurts when they open them because the skin is very tender. He quickly shook his head no. Clay fought a fever all day. The doctors came in between 9 and 10 during the dressing change to assess his grafts. Dr. Purdue came to the waiting room and let us know he was pleased with Clay's progress up to this point. This afternoon a therapist came in with little custom made boots for his feet and ankles. He has lain in bed with his feet pointing down and the boots are made to stretch his tendons back out so he can walk when the day comes. We are still anxious to meet the new doctor and his team. No one has given us any indication of next weeks plans. We hope everyone has a good Sunday. Please remember Clay and the Fites in your prayers. We are thankful for all of the kindness and help.