Hello to all. This is Chance. Clay worked hard today and spent the majority of his time awake. Stephanie was his nurse and they had a good day. He was awake at 6:00 this morning and when I walked in he held both of his arms up and gave me a big hug. I can't think of a better way to start a Saturday. When I came back at 8:00 he was already in his wagon and sitting down by the window. I was surprised to see him out of bed so early. Stephanie said that apparently he was not going to stay in bed today because he was trying to get up with or without her.
Physical therapy was in right after 8:00 and they came down to walk Clay. His left leg has some open wounds from the donor sites and there is quite a bit of scar tissue behind his knee and on his hip. It is very painful. He had to have a morphine bolus before therapy could unwrap and place the leg wraps on it. When the time came to walk it was very difficult, he would have hopped on his right leg all the way if it would have supported him. This was hard as a parent to watch, but I am thankful he did not stop. The therapist said he is much tougher than most of her adult patients. We had a good visit at 11:00 he was pretty thirsty. At 2:00 he was back in bed and supposed to be napping. He was not sleepy yet and was awake the entire visit. At 5:00 he was back near the window in a recliner and he was sound asleep. He went down to color a picture and a few minutes into the project he was out like a light. He woke up before the visit was over and Deidra and I helped put him back into bed. He was awake at the last visit and we hope he will get a good nights rest starting shortly after we left. He can enjoy a Sunday of freedom because we have been told on Monday they are going to place a cast on his right hand to bend it into a fist and on his left leg to straighten it out. We hope everyone has a good Sunday. We are comforted each day knowing he is in so many prayers, and that God is his constant companion. Good Night