Saturday, March 7, 2009
Saturday March 7th
Hello to everyone. Long day and losing an hour tonight will keep this short. Clay had a pretty good day except for the catheter issue. It is still causing him much discomfort. He can be resting peacefully and wake up crying when he has to urinate. One huge milestone was reached today in Mom and Dad's eyes. Clay was placed in his chair/bed after lunch and at 2:00 this afternoon the physical therapist asked us to help them set him on the edge of his chair and then to assist him in standing. HE SUCCEEDED. He was very weak after so many weeks in bed but he supported the majority of his weight for the quick minute he had his feet under him. We picked him up and put him back into bed and you could see the relief. It was a hard 30 seconds on a little guy and it was harder on Mom and Dad. He then did a few more exercises and was ready for an afternoon nap. We have surgery number 5 tentatively scheduled for next Wednesday. Thank you to all who have called, written, or visited. Special thanks Tower Extrusions and all of the folks there who have been more than helpful and understanding throughout this experience.