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!


  1. Bless his heart we can only imagine his frustration. BE patient with yourselves it can't be easy. When he is resting well maybe that is helping his body heal faster. Hope the grafts have taken. Wishing you good news and good days ahead.

  2. Glad to hear Clay is feeling a little better. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. We love all of you dearly and wish there was something we could do to make this better for all of you. Know God is at all of your sides holding you and loving you and will not give you more than you can handle. Keep up the fight "little Fiter"! Clay is an amazing, strong, little boy who will let none of this stand in his way. He knows he has two brothers to get home to and play with. There are many people out there praying for all of you. We are always here for all of you if anything is needed.
    We love you guys! Keep it up "Little Fite"

    The Elliotts

  3. It is time to send you all a huge Kansas hug. We check in every night on our little fellow and his family. The last two days have sounded alittle tough. Please remember we are all beside you everyday. Clay has come so far and it is wonderful that the skin grafts have been so successful. You have been a help to our own hearts also to allow us to share in your joys and sorrows. Your becoming dear friends. Love you all five Stan and Helen

  4. I just love you guys!I will be praying that when they remove those bandages they will see who is really in control of our little Clay's healing. I am praying for 100% of the graft to have taken! Love you! Missy and family

  5. Glad to hear that lay is feeling better, we had Courtney home with a stomach virus. We woll keep you in our prayers. God Bless You and take care

  6. Dear Fite Family:

    Believing with you for better things ahead and praying for you often.

    "In all things God works for the good of those who love him." Romans 8:28

    the Snyder family

  7. I am a friend of Shannon and Chris White. I heard about Clay from them and he touched my heart deeply, since I have three boys of my own. I have been praying for you all since I heard and will continue! I am so thankful for our God's faithfulness and for YOURS! All of us at Sterlingwood Church in Houston will also continue to lift you all up! Love, Lynn Holder

  8. Chance & DeeDee: you, Clay and the boys have been in my prayers and thoughts. It's a blessing to have such a strong little one...he has made such good progress! God is so Great! You all will continue to be in my prayers and Chance, you and DeeDee please take care of yourselves. If there's anything I can do please let me know. I'm still in Burk...Love, Jan

  9. I think it's wonderful that the staff at the hospital allow Clay rest time when he's not up to doing the full therapy routine. We are having snow blizzard conditions in the Panhandle, so hope you all are staying warm and have good weather to get to and from the hospital. We are praying the latest graft was as successful as the others; this means he's a strong healthy little boy. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend - Dawn & Pam

  10. I am praying that this graft is just as successful as the others!! I pray that Clay continues to heal, and I love that he has Kermit as a friend! Please know- you are in our continued thoughts and prayers and May God continue to be with all of you!! Stay Strong!! :)

    The Woods Family

  11. I am on Nights now and WISH I could be one of your SPECIAL NURSES Clay!! We just LOVE to read of your progress every day "Our Little Fiter".
    We'd LOVE to see you and your Family one day hopefully!! Love & prayers.XOXOXO
    Marvin and Bonnie

  12. Thanks so much for keeping us updated. We love hearing how all of you are doing and are so encouraged by your faith and trust in God.
    My parents live in Vietnam and they follow the blog everyday. They've tried to leave a comment a few times but were usuccessful. They asked me to let you know that you're in their prayers everyday!
    Elisa Herd (and Dominique & Mireille Mille)