Hello to all tonight. Clay had a pretty good day. He is having a little problem with his trachea tube. It seems he is generating an excess amount of mucus in his airways and this is causing problems when he is trying to expel it. The nurses have sucked out his airway so often that there is irritation there and they are now getting some blood mixed in the mucus. This is worrisome and they are increasing the breathing treatments with the respiratory therapist. They have increased the humidity in his breathing tube as well.
The physical therapists worked with Clay during our 2:00 visiting hour. With the help of the therapists, Clay walked down to Kermit's room and back. Then, Kermit walked to Clay's room and back. They each raised their little hands and waved to each other. Clay was put in his wagon when he got back in his room. The short walk wore him out, and he was asleep immediately. Carson and Cody wanted me to tell you that they gave Clay two stuffed animals today from "Build a Bear". Aunt Susan (Chance's sister) lives in this area and took Carson & Cody to make a bear for Clay. They have removed the big bulky bandage from Clay's head so he has full sight out of both eyes again. He has learned that when a therapist or a nurse approaches he can quickly pretend he is asleep and they might not do any thing unpleasant. This trick is only good for a little while because they are all starting to figure him out. Thanks to everyone. I hope that all have a good weekend.