Good evening everyone...Jenae again (typing as DeeDee dictates the day to me)! Today was a busy day for Clay! The first two visits this morning Clay was sleeping very soundly. On the third visit of the day, we walked in and Clay was sitting up in a special chair (reclines and is like a "bed chair", if you will). That was neat to see. After lunch we were getting our gowns, masks, and hair covers on and the doors to the ICU opened. There was Clay being rolled out of his room in a wagon! He didn't look too comfortable, but it was great to see him out of the bed. Grandma and I got to pull him around the Burn ICU. He was looking around at all of his surroundings. It's quite a thing that he's at this point. Once back in his room, the physical therapist worked on stretching his little legs. As painful as it was, they stood him up on his feet for a brief moment. His special "boots" (or foot braces) were placed on his feet to keep the muscles in his calves stretched properly. Mom and Grandma are allowed to feed him ice during the day. He really loves it! Grandma told him to look at the cup when he wanted a piece of ice. DeeDee was reading him a book this afternoon and he kept glancing at the ice cup, saying with his eyes, "Give me another piece, please!" That was cute! Later in the day he was sleeping off and on. He is just worn out! He does cry a lot because of the pain. DeeDee can't wait for the day when he can talk to them and tell them where he hurts. It's hard for a mom to see her child hurting and not be able to help. Chance and DeeDee are extremely grateful for all the support, prayers, blood donations, monetary donations, food, etc. Thank you!
P.S. There have been several people, who in years past have been in the Burn ICU. They take time out of their busy schedules to come to the hospital and tell their stories and visit the families of the patients in the burn ICU. This is very interesting and very inspirational for all of us to meet them, hear them, see them now and know what they have overcome. Thank you! DeeDee and Chance express their deepest thanks again.