Good evening to all! Clay had an x-ray last night and it showed that the left lung had quite a bit of mucus in it. His heart rate was elevated and the oxygen level in his blood was lower than it needed to be. With the respiratory therapist and his nurse working together, they were able to help him get a lot of the secretions out. This helped with his heart rate and oxygen level. Even though his feed tube is going directly into his intestine, he is still vomiting gastric juices. His nurse told us that the secretions, he is coughing up, cause him to vomit. He was taken off of the respirator this afternoon and placed back on the trach collar. He was a little more alert during some of our visits today. He played tic-tac-toe with his occupational therapist. He also showed her how he could spell his name with magnetic letters. After he did this, he was tired and went to sleep. We can tell that he is beginning to feel better because he wanted his feet tickled during a visit. Clay loves to have his feet softly tickled (not rubbed):-). We are not sure when his next surgery will be - I don't think that he will have another one this week. Dr. Arnoldo looked at his facial grafts today and said that he was very pleased. The burn doctors are amazing.
We are thankful for you all. We are thankful that God is leading and we will gladly follow.