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!