Hello wonderful friends & family! I hope you all know that this has been good therapy for us to talk about Clay's progress each day. Today was a busy day for little Clay. According to our night nurse, Clay had a good night last night. Then, it was time to get to work today. Clay was breathing on his own, without the help of the respirator, for about 9 hours today. The occupational therapist and the physical therapist are encouraging & helping Clay exercise his muscles. During one visiting hour, the occupational therapist was exercising his arms and fingers. During the next visiting hour, the physical therapist was exercising his legs and feet. The therapists were so pleased because Clay was so cooperative (this makes their job much easier). He got an ice chip as a reward and it looked like they had given him a big scoop of ice cream! They encouraged us to exercise him during our visits. During our evening visit, Mom decided to exercise his fingers once more. Clay shook his head "No", as if to say "I've had enough exercise for one day." Mom was going to rub some lotion on his legs and once again he shook his head. We let him rest! He did like having his little nose scratched though. He was wiggling it like a bunny rabbit. Mom welcomes any excuse to touch him! One last thing; Clay even tried to get out of bed today. The nurses convinced him to stay put for the time being.
To future visitors: We have found a nice, quiet waiting room on the 5th floor. If you do not find us in the 6th floor waiting room, we will be one floor down. Keep us in your prayers & thanks again for your support!