Monday, April 13, 2009
Monday, April 13
Hello to all! Clay had a busy day today and his nurse (Bonnie) had a busy day along with him. His occupational therapist was working with him during our 8:00am visit. He was hot so we fanned him and ourselves. I think that his head gets hot with all that thick dressing around it and he likes us to fan around his head frequently. He had fresh, new dressing on his face at our 11:00 visit. We played a matching card game with him and then showed him a new, squishy ball. This ball looks like an orange sea urchin. We hung it from the light above his bed and he enjoyed batting it back and forth. Little did he know that this was excellent therapy for his arms. His nurse was standing beside his bed commenting on his ball; in turn, he backhanded the ball in her direction. We could see a smile and his eyes light up. During our 2:00pm visit, Clay walked to Kermit's room to give him a wave. He and Kermit have the thick dressing on their faces, so we tell them that they have some really cool bandages on. When Clay got back to his room, I got to hold him in my lap for about 30 min. While in my lap, the speech therapist came and did a swallow test on Clay. He swallowed some blue applesauce, blue apple juice, and a piece of graham cracker. He passed the test! We will get to slowly introduce some small amounts of pureed foods. We had a friend and his wife visit today. They brought Clay a book and a new, squishy ball. This friend was a burn victim over 20 years ago and is such an encouragement today. Thanks for all your care & Good Night!