Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sunday, March 29th
Hello to everyone. Clay had a good day. He was uncovered at 6:00 this morning. I thought he looked cold so I grabbed a baby blanket and covered his chest and legs. His eyes promptly opened and he motioned with his hand to remove the blanket. He indicated that he was hot. I pulled down my mask and blew cool air over his arms and chest. Apparently this is just what he needed because every time I would stop he would wave to me to blow some more. He was awake at 8:00 and had a good bit of juice and almond milk with a few ice chips in between. We were a little late for the 11:00 visit and when we went in the door was closed to his room. We thought it was strange that they had not finished his dressing change, but when we looked in, his nurse Arne had drawn a face on his mask and made an eye mask and they were playing Ninja Turtles. They brought Clay a lunch tray and while he is not really interested in the food he was quite happy with the red jello. He ate several small bites and had some apple juice and more almond milk. He was awake for every visit today and did not have an upset stomach all day. We are thankful for this, because he has had some trouble holding everything down. I had an opportunity to visit with Dr. Arnoldo today and Clay is still on the surgery schedule for Tuesday. The surgeries are always moving targets but he indicated that they would probably work on Clay's face or left hand depending upon what they found when they started. I wanted to share a thought from our special meeting last weekend. We heard that you cannot save or store up grace. It flows out on an as needed basis. We have found that no matter how good or bad Clay's days are we can always count on God's grace. Thanks to everyone and goodnight.