Hope everyone is having a good night. Clay had his fourth surgery today. He was the second procedure and did not go into the O.R. until about 11:45. He was in surgery about 2 1/2 hours. They worked on a burn on his upper left leg. They took skin from the right to repair the left. We were so encouraged this morning at the 6:00 visit because he looked so good. When he came out of surgery we barely recognized him. They had removed all bandages and performed a debridement (took off the burned portion of skin on his face). Clay has been such a "trooper" through all of his surgeries. He has remained strong. We visited with Dr. Arnoldo after the surgery. There are still areas of concern and more surgeries to come, but we go forth on faith. We are comforted that we can leave it in God's hands.
We'll mention one last thing before we close. The nurse let us come in and be with Clay while they prepared him for his trip to the O.R. He was sleeping peacefully when we entered the room. Dad thought the light was too bright above his head, so the nurse turned the lights down. Clay began to cry, so Mom turned the bright lights back on. Clay fell into a peaceful sleep again. :-) We are heading to bed & hope for peaceful sleep. Our heartfelt thanks to you.