Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday, April 12

We hope you all had a nice Sunday. Clay was awake for most of the day. He sat in his wagon for a few hours and at the 2:00 visit, he got to sit in Dad's lap. Dad lifted him out of bed after all his tubes, etc. were disconnected. His nurse connected them back once Clay was in Chance's lap. He placed his feet in my lap. I read some books and then used the books to fan Clay. He was sleepy during the 5:00 visit. Uncle Justin & I read him a few books. He was sound asleep by the time this visit was over. He was still in a deep sleep during our 7:30 visit. Clay seemed sad today during our visits. I mentioned this to our nurse, and she had noticed it too. Our nurse helped Clay with his hand therapy today. He was able to bend his fingers further into a fist after she worked with him. She also worked with him on his mouth exercises. Chance had to head back home this afternoon to be with Carson & Cody and to go to work. Carson & Cody spent an enjoyable weekend with some close friends (the Smith's in Seymour). My heart yearns to be with all three boys together again. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We truly appreciate your kindness.

* Hymn: "I cannot see beyond the moment; tomorrow's strength comes not today, but blessed Lord I trust Thy keeping for just the next step on my way."


  1. Just checking in from down this way. Surely glad things have settled down again. We anxiously await each update. Hope you are all able to get some rest too. I know you are going through some difficult times but just "keep on keeping on" and remember all the power in Heaven is on your side. Our love Us 2

  2. Dear DeeDee, I am hurting for you. I can only imagine how hard it is for you to be away from your boys for so long. I know it is great that they are off having fun, but I am so sad for you that things aren't "normal." I am sure little Clay is just sick of all of this. He is just probably wondering if this is how he is going to spend the rest of his life. I do hope they can do something soon to boost his spirits. I hope soon he will be well enough to get around and do some fun things. I am sure he has "hospital fever." I know life seems so hard right now, but just take it one day at a time! I love the words to that hymn! You just hang in there!! Tell Clay that he won't always be a patient, one day he will be the one praying for someone else! Love you all! Still on night duty! Rest well! Missy

  3. From California: My mother's heart is sad also and understands your yearning to be with all three boys together. We are having preps now and have a lot of workers around so we had the privilege of having 7 in mtg this morning. It always gives me a lift. Our conventions (Buttonwillow I and II) are May 7-10 and 14-17. I enjoyed a thought from some notes I was reading: "He will carry us through the mightiest storm." That is such an encouraging thought, isn't it! I feel so sad when Clay is sad and I am sure that is hard on you also.

    Love and lots and lots of hugs!

    Rena Coston

  4. Keep working Clay. We will all keep praying for you.

  5. Chance, DD & Boys, we had to catch up on a weeks worth of blogs this morning. We've been out of town and didn't have much access to internet access. We were sorry to read of the bumps, but hopefully they have smoothed out some! Prayers went up for you even when we couldn't read the blog. Take care - love, Dawn & Pam

  6. We have felt so much for you as parents through all of this...we, too, can understand your yearning to have your family back together. Maybe that is what Clay is feeling, too. In the meantime, we are glad that healing and progress continues. We are still praying and cheering you all on in our spot! With care....

  7. We really enjoyed "picking" on Cody and Carson, Sunday, they were in GREAT shape, lots of smiles! Because of YOUR strength and love they
    are dealing with all the challenges. Keeping all
    of you guys in our thoughts for better days ahead.
    Love and hugs,

  8. Thinking and praying for your family. What a comfort to know He never gives us more than we can bear.