Hope everyone had a great day. Clay had a busy day. He sat by the window (in his wagon) and watched for airplanes this morning. He was nauseated some today but only vomited once. His stomach was hurting during our 2:00pm visit. He wanted a cool washcloth on his head, stomach, and knee. I placed a cool, folded washcloth on his forehead. He reached up and pulled the washcloth over his eyes, nose, and mouth. I immediately pulled it up off of his mouth and nose, thinking that he would not be able to breath, and he immediately pulled it back down. Then I realized that he breathes through his trach tube and the cool washcloth was not hindering his breathing. His nurse was showing us some pictures from one of her trips during this time. Every once in awhile, Clay would lift the corner of the washcloth and take a peek. :-)
The child life specialist brought over a battery controlled jeep for Clay and Kermit to drive after they walked with the Physical Therapist. Neither of the boys felt like walking so P.T. figured that the jeep would be a good incentive. Kermit drove it first, after he walked. Then he didn't want to get out of it, so he drove it down to Clay's room and scooted over so Clay could drive it. Clay had to walk down to the window and back and then he got in with Kermit. They drove around the BICU and then out the automatic door into the hall. This trip wore them out for the day. Hope you have a good weekend! Thanks and good night!