Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday, March 3

Today was a rather quiet day in Clay's room. During our early morning visit, we said good morning to Clay and he started crying and reached for us. We were able to console him and he went back to sleep. Clay has been breathing, without the help of the respirator, since 3:00am (18 hours today on his own). Clay seemed to be sleeping well during most of our visits today. The physical & occupational therapist worked with him between visiting hours. The nurse took her time with his wound care this morning (2 hrs). By the time we stepped into his room at 11:00am, he had fresh gauze (dressing) on and was sleeping. We exercised his fingers during one visiting hour. Otherwise, we tried not to disturb him much today. He had a busy day yesterday and with surgery tomorrow, the downtime was welcome today. His surgery is scheduled for the 2nd surgery of the day. Thanks again for prayers & thoughts that are sent our way. Good night, sleep tight (this is what we say to Clay each night).


  1. We along with many are anxious each day for your updates....because each day we think of all of you as the day goes by. We will be praying for a sucessful surgery day tomarrow.
    Love to each,
    Ronny, LaQueta and Ryan White

  2. So good that you had a quiet day. Good luck tomorrow. There will be alot of prayers for you all. I remember how hard it was for me when they took Misty behind those swinging doors each time. Just remember it is another step to getting better. Take care and I will look forward to your report tomorrow night. God Bless!

  3. Your in our prayers.

    You have become an addition to my organization.
    The Shriners of Fort Worth's Moslah Temple have an open invitation to Clay and family for treatment with the Shriner's Hospital for Children. All medical care is paid for by the Shrine Organization

    When your ready to talk...we are ready to act.

    Get better Clay and we will go Fishing!

    PA Smith
    Fort Worth, TX

    Clay has been added to my Blog

  4. We'll be praying for Clay and his team of doctors and nurses tomorrow. Glad he got to rest today.
    Laura Bow
    Happy, TX

  5. God bless you all tonight with a peaceful sleep and hope...lots of hope. I love you,Carolyn

  6. We will continue to pray for all and we hope tomorrow will be another day of progress for Clay. Many hugs from all of us to all of you.

    Shawn, Sheila, Clayton, Cheyenne, & Conway

  7. You are doing an awesome job with Clay. I'm sure that he really looks forward to having you come in in the mornings. Even though asleep, I'm sure he knows that you are there and near. Pray and hope that tomorrow will be a great day for Clay and the family. I always sing a little song to the grandsons as I put them to bed that says Night, Night, Sleep tight, see you in the morning, Night night, I love you, see you in the morning. I will also think of Clay now when I sing that song, knowing that his parents are feeling the same way.

  8. All the BEST in the morning for your surgery little Clay!! I wish I could come be your SPECIAL NURSE from Canada!!

  9. Our thoughts and prayers will go your way today (March 4) as Clay faces this next surgery. We know God's hands will be guiding the hands of the surgeon today and we look forward to the next blog to give the news. Love, Dawn & Pam

  10. I just wanted to say I love and miss you! I can't wait until we head down through there on our way to Argentina. The tears just come as I read the comments posted by others. Clay, you little life has touched SO MANY people - border to border, sea to shining sea! We are looking forward to the chance to be with you real soon....and itch that little nose of yours :) With much love, Aunt Jenae

  11. It breaks my heart to read about little Clay, but its encouraging to hear the progress he's making. Ya'll are doing a wonderful job of staying strong, thanks for the example. Thinking of you often, and praying for you always.

  12. So glad to hear of more progress!
    We continue to think of you all!
    Charlus & Teresa Bishop (KS)

  13. Will say an extra prayer for your surgery Clay. Wounderfull to hear of all the progress you are making. Mom and Dad stay strong. Will be thinking of ya'll throughout the day.
    The Morrow Family

  14. Again...just wish I was there with you. Please know that in my heart all day I think of you and and all three boys. Praying for the medical team and for you all.
    Love, Lori

  15. Dear Fite Family,

    Each night our kiddos are praying for Clay and are thrilled to get the updates on his progress each day. God is an AWESOME God and He is with each of you, knows your needs and is lifting you up. On our way to school this morning, we added another "little" prayer as the kids call it for Clay's surgery. Sending you hugs and good thoughts!
    The Maberry Family

  16. Thinking about you today, as always. Great to hear Clay is making such great progress. Keep looking toward that ray of sunshine in each day. Praying for all of you!
    Love, Darren, Kassi, and August Hartman

  17. I think of Clay every day, even though I've never met him or any of your family. You've won a place in my heart and prayers. God bless, Susan

  18. To clay and Family,

    I recieved this on my linkedin website today from a fellow shriner. I am a member of the Moolah temple is St Louis. Please know that you are all in our prayers and and we will continue to check out Clays progress.

    Craig Wicker
    Moolah Shrine
    St Louis

  19. Thanks for taking the time to write updates. We're all thinking of you all and praying for a speedy recovery! You'll be in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow.

    Love from Indiana,
    The McCleery Family
    Bill & Amy, Betsy, Abby & Hannah

  20. I pray the surgery was ok today. I get up every morning and read his up date. Sometime I might just sent and cry or I will rejoice when I see good news. Prayers are being answered all over the world for you. Hunter came home and said mom when I got on the bus this morning Cody came and set with me. She gave him a big hug. That made her day. Just want you to know we are think and praying about you.
    Love ya
    The Riggins

  21. Dear Family~ Thinking of you today and anxious to read the 'blog' on little Clay's surgery today. Hopefully all went well. You must all be getting so very exhausted...but "love" can give strength nothing else could! (Even Jesus himself proved that.) Hugs to all of you!!

  22. Thanks for your daily updates! We love to hear every little milestone! Clay is such a lucky boy to have such loving parents! I think of ya'll patiently waiting and know how hard it must be. Tanner & Taryn ask about him often and we pray for all of you!
    Love, Melisa and family