Well it has been 11 days since the accident and Clay has now been through his third surgery. They worked this morning on his right arm and hand. He went into surgery around 8:00 a.m. and Dee Dee and I waited patiently until 11:15 at about this time Dr. Purdue came up and called us out of the waiting room to walk us through what he had done. He worked primarily on the areas mentioned above but, having a little skin left over did a couple of small area below the belt that need the grafts. He was pleased with the progress so far. He said there will probably be another procedure scheduled next week if everything remains stable. He will not be our lead surgeon next month. There are two burn doctors at Parkland and they alternate every 30 days. We have not met the new doctor yet but he will bring in his own team of physicians and we have already become attached to several members of Dr. Purdue's team, and Dr. Purdue himself. All of the nurses will be the same and they have assured us that it will be a seamless transition and we will be happy with the new team. We are aware of all of the prayers that are going up for Clay and we know that is why he has done well up to this point. Each time we ask about the left hand the doctors and nurses let us know it is severely burned, and only time will tell.
During our early morning visit, we explained to Clay that the doctors were going to fix his hurt spots. He nodded his head as if he understood. We realize it is in God's hands and try to draw comfort from the fact that he can heal all wounds. Thanks to all who have prayed, donated or visited.