Monday, May 25, 2009
Monday, May 25th
Good evening to all. Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday. Carson and Cody enjoyed it at school while they made up a bad weather day. Clay had a wonderful day. He spent a good night in Grandma's care and was awake at 6:00 this morning. Around 8:00 he indicated that he wanted to get out of bed so he got in his wagon and we went down to the play room for a little recreation. He stayed in there for about 30 minutes and then went back to his bed. At noon he got up and walked down to the tank for his bath and wound care. He was taking tiny steps and his nurse Natalie asked him if he could walk like a dinosaur. He immediately started taking much larger strides. He returned from his bath driving the car in the hall. He was cleaned up and stepped out of the car and walked unassisted to his bed. He was placed in bed for all of 10 minutes. He decided the lure of the car was too great and he indicated that he wanted to get back in. I helped him out of bed and he walked to his car got in and drove back to the playroom. Upon arrival he really got busy. There is a play stove and cook top and he cooked several items for grandma and I to sample. He was cooking me a hot dog in the oven and the wiener fell out when he handed it to me. I showed him what happened and he took it and placed in the sink and indicated that he had washed it off and handed it back. He then took all of the play plates and placed them in the sinks and pretended to wash each one and put them up. The boys and I need him home because we are not very good dishwashers. He then went to the table in the play room and played a matching game with Grandma and I. He was the winner. I carried him back to his bed and he was content to be off his feet for a bit. When I left he had a bowl of apple sauce and his personal spoon and was really giving it a good tasting. We are happy to see him eat anything because it has been so long since he has. He is scheduled for a test at Children's tomorrow. We are not certain we are going to do it because he seems to have made such progress today. I am headed to the hospital for the night to relieve Grandma and let her get some rest. Thank you Joy/Grandma we could not have made it this far without your help. Thanks to all and good night.