Hello to all. We hope you all had a good day! The homografts on the back of Clay's head have adhered well. We were told today that Clay will go back to the O.R. on Wednesday morning. They will take off the homografts and place autografts (his own skin) in their place. He will have a longer period of healing after this surgery. He will have donor sites that will need to heal as well as the back of his head. If these grafts adhere, this will be the last of his surgeries for awhile. We were told that he will need to have more surgeries on his left hand. The doctors will discuss this at a later date.
Clay's Occupational therapist made another new cast for his right hand today. A new cast is made each week. He is not able to make a fist with his fingers; therefore, the casts help to bend his fingers down. When we arrived for the 11:00am visit, Clay and his nurse were hiding behind the nurse's station. He was in his wagon (propped up with many pillows). They came around the corner and scared me - Clay thought this was so fun! Then, Bonnie (his nurse) pushed his wagon while he steered. They circled the ICU about three times. Bonnie asked Clay if he wanted to go fast and he nodded his head. We were allowed to circle the ICU with them and helped him steer. He waved to Kermit as he passed his room. His Occupational therapist set up a new game in his room and he was so excited.
At our 2:00pm visit, Clay walked around the ICU at a fast pace. His Physical therapist told him that she could hardly keep up. He was placed back in his wagon, and his nurse took him to the playroom. He was playing a board game with her and got tired in the middle of the game. He then wanted to go back to his room. All this play time makes a little guy tired! During our 5:00pm visit, Bonnie and Arnie were busy making both Clay and Kermit a guitar. They made the guitars using boxes, elastic, and tape. Bonnie had a busy day with Clay and will sleep well tonight. :-) Clay was asleep during our last visit, and we hope he sleeps well too. We hope you all get a good night's sleep as well. Thanks so much!