Friday, March 27, 2009
Friday, March 27th
Hope everyone is staying warm this evening. This is Dad. Carson, Cody and I arrived back in Dallas tonight. Most of today's events were relayed to us by Mom and Grandma. Clay had a pretty good day. Deidra was allowed to help him walk this morning at the 8:00 a.m. visit. The physical therapist got him up and started him walking with Mom's help. He walked from his room down to Kermit's. He was not really a willing participant in this exercise, but he was not given a choice. When he arrived at Kermit's room he gave a wave and a thumbs-up sign to his new friend. The therapist thought that Clay had exercised enough and told him he could go back to his room and his bed. This was all the instruction he needed. He made a turn and headed back to his room at a faster pace than he had been moving. Mom jokingly told Clay he was barn soured like his horse Pete. I told Deidra he was bed soured. Clay was looking for the comfort of his familiar bed to get some relief from those painful steps he has to take on the road to recovery. After lunch they had Clay sitting up in his chair. The child life specialist asked that Clay be allowed to go to the play room too see several new toys that had been donated to the unit. Clay road over in his chair but he was much to tired and/or sedated to show much interest in the new gadgets. He'll really enjoy doing his therapy in the playroom one of these days. We feel like Clay showed some improvement today and we are thankful for this. They will probably have a good look at the back of his head tomorrow and determine the condition of his graft. Thanks to all who have been so gracious to Clay and the Fite family.