Thursday, March 26, 2009
Thursday, March 26
Hello to all. Clay was sleeping during most of our visits today. At our 8:00 am visit, the physical therapists sat him on the edge of the bed. He was dizzy and groggy; therefore, they laid him back down. They decided it would not be a good idea to make him walk, so they just helped him straighten his legs. The nurse placed Clay in a reclining chair and rolled him down to Kermit's room. They waved to each other and Clay was taken back to his room. He slept in his reclining chair for about 5 hours. During our last visit he was back in his bed. He was waving his hand and we couldn't figure out what he needed or wanted. We started the questions "Clay, are you hot? Are you cold? Does your leg, nose, hand, etc. itch? Do you want one of your stuffed animals?" We asked so many questions that he finally closed his eyes and shook his head. Sometimes we get it right and sometimes we never figure out what he is trying to tell us. Our night nurse (Alan) told us that, out of about 300 burn patients he has taken care of, waving the hand is the universal sign. This could mean any number of things. Tomorrow or Saturday, they will take the dressing off the back of his head to determine whether the grafts have adhered or not. All of his previous grafts have taken really well; so, we are hopeful that these will too. We are headed to bed & hope you all have/had a restful night. Special thanks to you all!