Hello to all! Hope you all had a restful Sunday. Chance and the boys headed back home this evening. Chance will come back for Clay's surgery on Wednesday. Carson has two TAKS tests this week, so it will be a big week for him. Dad & Cody will need to make sure that Carson (big brother) gets the rest he needs before the tests. :-)
The physical and occupational therapists do not come to the burn ICU on Sundays; so, Clay did his own therapy. He exercised his legs by kicking his orange ball again. He exercised his arms and his right hand by squeezing a ball, rubbing his monkey pillow, and picking up different items. He sat by the window this afternoon and watched for airplanes. We also rolled his chair to the ICU doors and he was able to wave to some family and friends when the doors opened. Stephanie (his nurse) also wanted to show us what Clay did between visiting hours. After wound care, she had placed him in his chair. She was cleaning up, when she noticed that Clay had picked up his suction tube and was suctioning the saliva in his mouth. The fact that Clay took the initiative to suction himself was a huge step, and brought tears to her eyes. She told some of the other nurses and they all clapped for Clay. We are grateful for God's healing and Clay's progress. Thanks to all & have a good night!