Friday, March 6, 2009
Friday March 6th
Hello to everyone. Long day today so update may seem a bit short. We made every visit of course. Clay had an excellent nurse today. Clay is alert and moving a great deal. The physical therapist told us that she may let him try to sit on the edge of the bed tomorrow or possibly stand up. This is a bit hard for me to believe but we will see what tomorrow holds. Clay was having a pretty good day today. The only issue that he had was with his catheter. Each time he had to urinate he would start to cry and try his best to reach down and pull it out or push it to one side. This went on all day. We called in the nurse who thought it was a donor site that was uncovered near his groin. We helped him cover it and thought we had the problem solved, but next visit the crying started again. The nurse called in the doctor who said that the catheter had to stay in place and ordered a numbing agent for the night. Mom and I did not like to leave the last visit without knowing if they had solved the problem. Hopefully they have. We voted for a diaper and removal of the catheter but we were overruled by the doctor of course. It is really hard to watch your child in pain and not be able to help him. Many visitors today and all were welcomed. Two of the most important to arrive were Carson and Cody Fite it felt like we had not seen them in a month. We are still uncertain about the left hand and they are planning surgery in that area for next week. Please continue to pray that Clay might be able to keep those precious fingers. Thanks to all, and to all a good night.