Greetings ~ we hope you all had a good day. I talked to Carson and Cody earlier and they had a good day at school. Cody's class took a field trip and he was telling me all about it. Carson told me about all of his end-of-school activities planned. School will be out before long. Clay had a busy day, too, in ICU. His night nurse (Jason) said that he had an "awesome" night. He had 4-5 bouts of emesis (vomiting); other than that, it was a good night. He played with his soft spike (Koosh) ball, laughed, and got a little sleep. His nurse told us that it was good to see Clay's 5-yr. old spirit showing. When we arrived for the next visit (8:00am) Clay's day nurse had him in his wagon. We pulled him to the window and counted airplanes with him. He was coughing up a lot of secretions, at this time, and wanted to return to his room. He likes to be close to his suction tube when he feels sick at his stomach.
He had quite a bit of pain medication today. He has scar tissue behind his left knee which causes him to want to draw his knee up. His P.T. placed a green cast on his left leg. His O.T. placed another cast on his right hand. His nurse taped a suction tube to his cast so that he could suction his saliva when he wanted to. He cried and reached for me when we had to leave at the end of our visits. I cried too and his nurse told me that this is part of the healing process for him. At our last visit of the day, I held a cool washcloth on his forehead until he closed his eyes. Then I slipped out quietly. He did not sleep much today, so I hope he will tonight. Good night and special thanks to all!