Hey everyone this is Aunt Dana (DeeDee's twin sister) and Uncle Jace posting tonight's update... due to DeeDee lacking in the sleep department.
Clay had a pretty good day but seemed to have trouble keeping his juices down and was unable to stomach any of his food. It was the first time he has had anything in his stomach for several weeks and his stomach will take some time getting back to normal. His dietitian ordered a tray from the cafeteria today so Clay could taste and feel the texture of the food, but nothing seemed to appease his appetite and he turned the food down.
He and Kermit got to sit by the window together in their special chairs. They spent their time watching the airplanes arrive and depart the nearby airport. On the way back to their rooms, the nurses decided to race the boys down the hall. No parents were there to witness the fun and the winner has yet to be decided, but Uncle Jace believes Clay won in a photo finish;)
Clay was kept busy by several visits from his many therapists. The occupational therapist made a new cast for his right hand. It is the third cast that has been made especially for Clay, each gradually made to stretch his hands and fingers a little more each time. The occupational therapist sang the McDonald's song and did the hand movements with Clay which brought a smile to his face. The musical therapist stopped by and played a few songs and, the physical therapist came by and walked Clay. He cried because he didn't want to but did anyway (what a trooper). He was able to sit in DeeDee's lap after his walk and she read to him as Grandma fanned him and tickled his feet.
Chance and DeeDee are grateful for all the thoughts and prays from everyone and feel they can not thank you all enough. We, as family, are also thankful for the support everyone has shown. Thanks Stephanie and all the other nurses in ICU for all your hard work!!