Saturday, April 11, 2009
Saturday, April 11th
Salutations. I hope that everyone enjoyed a good day. Mr. Fite was pretty busy today. He was resting peacefully at 6:00 this morning but that was in preparation for the rest of day. At 8:00 the physical therapist came in and stretched him to get him ready for a morning stroll. He walked down to the window where he was allowed to sit in Mom's lap for a bit. On the return walk to his room he stopped and started waving behind him. It took several guesses to figure out what he was trying to convey. It was finally determined that he wanted to back up and sit in his mother's lap for a longer period of time. He had to continue his walk with the promise of more lap time the next visit. As promised, at 11:00 I (Dad) was able to lift him out of bed and sit with him. This was a joint effort with all involved. Our nurse was busy hooking Clay back up to his oxygen, feed tube, and medication. Dad had the good job of hugging Clay. Mom was showing him his new seek and find books and reading a story. Grandma was on hand with a large book to fan Clay and keep him comfortable. Then it was time to put him back in his bed and reconnect all the tubes again. Anytime Clay walks or sits in our lap, it is a big process but so worth it. As soon as this visit was over the nurses had a scheduled dressing change on his face. These dressings are changed every other day. We had a nice lunch with some old and new friends and a surprise visit from some folks from Olney. Clay was pretty worn out for the last couple of visits tonight and appeared to be sleeping soundly. We want to thank all of the burn ICU nurses for their care and patience. Wishing everyone a good Sunday. Enjoy your friends and family. Thanks to all.