Hello to all! Clay had a pretty good day today in the ICU. Carson and Cody had a good day at school. I (mom) had a sweet moment today when I got to hold Clay in my lap. We have been missing all of Clay's "bear" hugs, and I was so happy to finally be able to give Clay a soft hug and hold him for about 45min. He propped his feet in Aunt Kay's lap and wanted us to read him some books. Aunt Kay held the books in front of us and turned the pages for us. :) Our physical therapist stretched Clay's legs and just had him stand up for a few minutes. He did not walk because he was too dizzy. Our occupational therapist made a new splint for Clay's right hand. It was so nice to have Clay interacting with us today. During one visit, he wanted to look at a seek-and-find book. He seemed to enjoy finding the objects in the picture. He found the object on each page before Kay & I could. With all the thick dressing on his face, he is not able to have his nose scratched when it itches. Although, he now wants us to fan him. I'm sure it gets hot underneath the thick dressing around his head. We can see that he is feeling better (no fever, lungs clearing up, wounds healing, etc). Dr. Purdue spoke with us today to tell us the plan. Clay is tentatively scheduled for surgery next Friday (April 10) or the following Monday (April 13). He will work on Clay's left hand. We will let you know more about this when we know more. We just take it a day at a time. Hope you all have/had a restful night. We want to express our thanks to all of you again.
~The chorus of one of our hymns was on my mind when I woke up this morning. These words were an encouragement for me today: "Our hope and confidence today are deeply rooted in the Lord. He'll guide us safely all the way and bless according to His word."