Thursday, May 7, 2009
Thursday, May 7
Hi, everyone. This is Julie. Dee Dee is having computer problems, and the computer room at the Ronald McDonald house was already locked, so she asked me to post tonight. Clay had a pretty good day. The speech therapist, OT, and PT all worked with him today. He walked ALL the way around the ICU today!!! This is a REALLY big circle, and is the farthest he has walked so far! He tried to go fast to get it over with quickly. Upon returning to his room, the nurse jokingly said, "Ok, Clay, hop back in bed". And guess what? He did! He hiked his knee up and pulled himself up on the bed. The nurse and PT were amazed! The PT helped him reposition in the bed. After all this activity, he slept most of the afternoon. He didn't have any Hydrocodone today, but still vomited twice. He wasn't interested in eating today. He even turned down chocolate ice cream. Dee Dee asked him if it hurts when he swallows, and he nodded yes. He was awake and sitting in his chair at the 2:00 visit, and he and Dee Dee played with silly putty and balls. He was very excited about the silly putty because they don't usually get to play with it at home! Clay is scheduled to have surgery on the back of his head tomorrow. His is supposed to be the second case in the morning. At the last visit tonight, he was awake and sad and didn't want them to leave. Dee Dee asked me to again thank everyone for their support, love, and especially prayers. Good night and God bless!