Hello to all. Clay was calm before he went into surgery this morning. He really wanted some almond milk, but they did not want it on his stomach before surgery. He did get to wear his shades on his way to the O.R. He went to the O.R. at about 10:30 am and came out at approx. 1:30 pm. The doctors placed the Integra on his face & he came back to his room with a thick bandage all around his head (it does have holes in it for his eyes, nose, & mouth). He's a little swollen from the surgery. We are hoping the Integra adheres to his face within the next three weeks. If it has adhered, in three weeks, the doctors will place sheet grafts over the Integra. We have learned a lot about patience & waiting. :-) During this three week period, the doctors may perform surgery on Clay's left hand.
Clay slept all afternoon. During our last visit, he opened his eyes and motioned for us to take his covers off because he was hot. He also wanted almond milk again, but could not have it. We told him that he might get a chance to sip some tomorrow. We hope he has a restful night. We want to thank you all again. We love to read your comments that you post on the blog. We are so tired at the end of the day that we do not get a chance to respond to all of you. Please know that we are grateful for your kindness, thoughts, and prayers.