Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday, April 15

Hello to all. Clay got to sit in my lap again this morning, after his little walk. He doesn't like to get out of bed to walk. We tell him that he is exercising the muscles in his legs and tell him how strong he is. With the thick dressing over his head, the trachea tube, and a stiff neck it is hard for him to lift his head when he walks. While he was sitting on my lap, he began to cough and then was sick at his stomach. We were right there to help him and sooth him. Occupational therapy made a new cast for his right hand. The purpose of the cast is to help bend and stretch his little fingers. They changed the dressing on his face today. It is usually changed around 9:30am every other day. Today is was changed at 2:00pm - during visiting time. Clay and Kermit both had to have their face dressing changed. They did Kermit's at 1:00pm and did Clay's afterwards. We were not able to visit Clay from 2:00-3:00 because of this. This was the first time that we have had to miss a visit since we've been here. Clay is heavily sedated before they change the face dressing; therefore, he was sleeping during the last two visits of the day. There is an area of concern on the back of Clay's head that they noticed during the dressing change. For this reason, the dressing will be changed again tomorrow. We'll know more tomorrow and possibly have an idea of when Clay's next surgery will be. Thanks & hugs to all!


  1. Hello Fiters! I have been and will continue to pray for Clay's right hand and left hand. I have prayed for the back of his head, but I am glad to know of the need for specific prayer concerning this area! I will get right on it! I am of course still praying for his sweet face too! I know it had to be hard to miss one of his visits, it sounds like it was one of those "down" days. So... I will pray for an "up" day tomorrow! Hug yourselves for me! Love from Mexico! Missy and family

  2. I join Missy in agreeing in prayer for an "up" day tomorrow. Last night, as I read back through the updates, I not only saw the progression of improvement, but also the "ups" and the "downs". There were a good amount of both, but I noticed the ever familiar pattern...every "down" was followed by an "up" and most often that "joy cameth in the morning"
    I will be praying for you Joy that comes in the morning and your "up" day. Much love,

  3. The others are right, time for an up day for the Fite's. Praying over you this early morning hours and keeping that sweet boy's needs uplifted as well.

    Jeanne' and Gary Snyder

  4. We love y'all and pray today is a good day!!

    praying always

  5. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for the today's events. We do hope the area on the back of Clay's head will begin to heal. Love you all, Dawn & Pam

  6. You are in our hearts and thoughts today...
    We have our Fite shirts now...want to send Clay a picture of the "Fiters" in this corner!! :) Big Heart Hugs to all of you.