Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday March 13

Hello everyone. Clay had a pretty good day except for the fact that he was a little over medicated and slept all afternoon. We are not sure if it was the medication during his dressing change or the cool rain, and overcast day but he was nearly impossible to wake up this evening. I am looking at the sleep as a good chance for his body to recover. We had several new visitors today. Clay's uncle Grady flew in from Santiago, Chile this morning and was able to sing him a hymn during the 8:00 a.m. visit. Clay appreciated his uncle's voice much more than Dad's. The childlife specialist took Carson to Clay's room today. Carson was able to be with Clay and read him a book. Cody may get to read Clay a book this next week (Spring Break). The childlife specialist will decide if Cody can go in or not. Mom, Grandma, Granny, and Cody all arrived this afternoon. We are also glad to see Jenae, Whitney, and Westin all the way from Indiana. Clay was scheduled for a test with the speech therapist to see if he could swallow and start on some pleasure foods. She showed up this afternoon and Clay would not wake up enough to participate in the test so it has been rescheduled for Monday. We appreciate everyone who has come to visit. Deidra and I know it takes a lot of time and effort to come and we are thankful so many have been willing. We also appreciate all of the thoughtful cards and letters that have continually arrived since the accident. We don't want to be redundant but once again thank you all for your kindness and prayers. I would like to wish everyone a good weekend and goodnight.

10 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you all had a good day. Clay is probably pretty medicated, but also he may sleep a whole lot during the coming weeks or so while his body heals. We have all of you and his little left hand in our constant thoughts and prayers. Have a good weekend and God Bless you all.

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  2. Thanks for the constant updates. We continue to lift you and your family in prayer!

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  3. May this time of Spring Break continue to be a healing for the whole family. Rest is good.

    The Snyder's

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  4. Good Morning!!! You all THRILL so MANY Hearts and we can't wait to read of the progress of our "little Fiter"!! Keep up the good work!!
    What book did you read Clay, Carson??
    Marvin's brother,Percy(lealand) in Canada was over the work in Chile and now is in Argentina w/ Duane Hopkins. Does your Uncle know him?
    I must go to work now. LOL M&B

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  5. From California: Awesome that Carson was able to be with Clay and read to him. This must help him cope when he can help Clay this way. Hopefully Cody will also get to see him soon.

    Our love and prayers! The Costons

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  6. How special for Carson to get to spend more time with Clay. Cody will get his opportunity, too. It was cloudy and snowy in Amarillo yesterday and it was one of those "let me sleep" kind of days - so maybe that was the same kind of weather you all had there, making Clay so drowsy. We are hoping Clay gets much needed rest this weekend so the speech therapist can get good results on Monday. Good too, that Grady could see and bring comfort to Clay. Your thanks are never redundant - actually it speaks loudly that we should all be grateful and thankful for each of God's blessings in our lives. Our much love is sent your way, this morning (Saturday), Dawn & Pam

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  7. I am so glad you all get to be together for a few days. Joli and I will come see you this week as well and maybe Carson, Cody, Whitney and Westin can all come to the zoo with us. We are so thankful for steady improvements. We love you always.
    Lori

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  8. We've been following your blog since you first posted. Though we've never formally met, I'm sure we "saw" each other at Happy this past year. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. It takes a lot of time and courage to share such a personal and heart-rending experience with others. Thank you.

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  9. Thanks again for the updates. We anxiously await the news each morning and are so glad Clay is making good progress. Surely hope everyone else is keeping well & strong. We wish we were closer so we could help in some small way. Just know we have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our love Us 2

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