Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday, April 27th

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!!


  1. Dear Clay and family, (extended family included) So glad he had a semi-good day. I know those walks will be a struggle for a while, but hopefully with time they will get easier. Hopefully soon food will taste good and sit well too! I am praying for a good week for all 3 Fite boys, I do hope they all do great! I know that DeeDee is so thankful to have you (Dana) there to take her place when she needs to rest. I am sure she definitely needs rest! So, I am praying for her and for Chance as well! Hugs to you all! Missy

  2. Prayers are for good night's rest to DeeDee and rest of family; the increase in appitate and a payoff of food to agree! Hope all goes well with Carson and Cody this week as well.

    Praying for you with faith, hope, and loving care:
    Romans 15:13
    13Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
    through Christ our comfort overflows;
    Isaiah 41:10
    Fear not, for I am with you;
    Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you,
    Yes, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

  3. Good morning,was good to hear from you Dana and we are glad you are there with DeeDee, even for just a short time. We know it's a comfort to her. It seems like such a long time since Clay has had food and we are sad each time we hear of him not holding things down. That's got to be hard for him and we pray for relief soon. Love you guys, Dawn & Pam

  4. We will be thinking of you tomorrow. Glad to hear Clay is a little more himself. Hope the surgery tomorrow doesn't set him back again. But you are getting close to having all the wounds closed so maybe the surgeries will slow down. Wish we could be there with you but will have to settle for sending hugs and prayers. Know we love you all and keep you in our thoughts and prayers. So wonderful we have a God that won't give us more than we can handle. Just trusting Him for all things. Our Love, Arlin and Karen