Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 30

Hello to all! I'm posting the blog early this evening (don't be too surprised). :-) My body is telling me to go to bed early. It has been a quiet day in the BICU. The occupational therapist stretched Clay's fingers and played a few games with him. The physical therapist stood him to his feet during our 2:00 visit. He has open wounds on his lower back, behind his shoulders, on his elbow, and behind his knee; so, he doesn't like to be moved or touched. His donor sites are still really painful, he's coughing up a lot of secretions, and he's worn out. Needless to say, he did not feel like standing to his feet for therapy. He was crying, but was so brave and stood for a few moments. He is almost totally weaned off of his morphine and amnesia medication. He only gets more pain medicine as needed. We had some of our ministers and some friends visit today, and it was nice to see them all. We are going to head back for our last visit of the day (7:30-8:00). We hope he has a restful night. We are thankful for rest ourselves both spiritually and naturally. Hope you all have a restful night too. Thanks and hugs to all!


  1. Good-night...hope you get a 'much needed' rest! Love you!

  2. Hope you all have a restful, peaceful night. You are all in our prayers many times each day. We love you!
    Kelly, Reno, Alyssa and Morgan

  3. You all have been on my heart and mind all day. As I read the update my heart ached for all you've endured and all that lay ahead. Clay is an amazing young man. Most of us will never experience the level of suffering that he and you have, but what a comfort to know you aren't going through it alone. God is faithful and His love is the true sustainer. We continue to pray for you and would love to come visit sometime. Especially praying for quick healing of the donor sites and no nausea. Clay you are our hero.

  4. praying, praying, praying ....without fail.

    Butch and Carol Willis Graham, TX

  5. Sometimes life just doesn’t make any sense. Bad things happen to good people and we wonder why. But even in those moments, some things remain true-
    God loves you….
    He has a plan for your life…
    you are loved….
    you are never alone….
    and even the darkest nights must lead to dawn.

    We're believing with you for better things ahead and praying for you, Clay; you, DeeDee; You, Chance; you, Carson and you, Cody often.

    “In all things God works for the good of those who love Him. Romans 8:28 NIV

    Sweet dreams!
    The Snyders

  6. Glad to hear you are getting some much needed rest! Hope tomorrow you all have a great day! Please tell Carson we prayed for his TAKs this week and we know he did GREAT! Tell Cody we are still praying for him as well and we know he is thankful he didn't have those tests this week! Then give our Clayball a big tickle on his feet from Annie and tell him we are so very proud of how brave he is being! Soon, real soon, this will all be over! Love you all! Missy

  7. I'm glad they are weaning him off his morphine. I know that too much of that stuff ca't be good for the rest of his body, but at the same time, I don't want him to suffer needlessly. I am glad you are getting to bed early tonght, too.
    Tomorrow I go to see Marty and Cindy in Abilene and I will be away from the computer...but you all will make the trip with me in my heart and my mind and will still be prayed for. Clay I agree with Mel, you are definitely our hero.
    Love to you, Carolyn

  8. I, too, want to say, "Clay you are our hero!!" What a little man!

    Love and lots of hugs to all of you!