Sunday, February 22, 2009
Sunday February 22
Good evening to all. It was a long and rewarding day in Burn ICU. Deidra and I made both of the early morning visits and we let the nurse know we were going to meeting and would try to be back before the 11:00 visit was over. We did not make it back to the hospital until about 12:15 as we rushed off the elevator we walked right into the burn team doctors. They had done an evaluation on Clay while we were out and we were anxious to hear their thoughts. They said everything was going according to plan and he would definitely be on the schedule for a surgery next week. We were encouraged by this. When we went in for the 2:00 visit I asked the nurse about the evaluation and she said the doctors had told her that nearly 100% of the graft on the back had taken and appeared to be viable. The doctors had told use that 85 to 90 percent was considered a good graft. It appears that everyone's prayers are being answered. Thank you. Carson, Cody and I came to Olney tonight. Mr. Cody Fite is turning 7 years old tomorrow and we knew someone should be here to celebrate with him. The blood drive in Graham, TX was a success. The Carter blood mobile had an overwhelming response. They collected approximately 65 units of blood that were donated for Clay. It seems they underestimated the heart of Texoma, in that they had to turn away over 100 donors, because they did not have the storage containers for any more blood. Thank you to all who made the effort to donate. We know that there will be difficult days ahead, but we also know that we have received encouragement over the last few days because of the prayers and help that Clay is receiving from all over the country. Thanks to all and good night.