Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29
We apologize for not posting on the blog last night. I stayed at the hospital with Chance and Clay and it was late when I arrived at the Ronald McDonald House. Clay had a really good day yesterday. He is eating and drinking much more. He is excited when his tray arrives to see what he wants to eat first. He is keeping all of his food down and is becoming more active each day. His trach tube will come out this next week if he passes the "cap" test. He has a special valve over his trach tube right now and is doing fine with it. He is talking constantly, which is good therapy for his mouth (and good therapy for us to hear his voice). We were told that he could possibly go home next week (if he doesn't have any breathing problems when the trach tube comes out). If Clay is discharged from the hospital next week, he will still go in everyday for outpatient therapy. The Care Coordinator will visit with me about all the specifics. We will post more later. Thanks to all!