It's Aunt Jenae again...down in the southern hemisphere! DeeDee is dictating to me while she is driving back to Olney with Carson and Cody. Chance and Grandma are staying in the room with Clay tonight. We hope Chance gets the opportunity to get some sleep. A gastroenterologist came to see Clay today. He visited with DeeDee and asked her many questions concerning Clay's vomiting. He said it was a lot of information to process and he had to go over all the records and papers then let them know what should be done. We hope that will be soon. He vomitted several times during the night and continued to vomit throughout the day today.
He did not realize that baths/showers were going to be a daily occurence and he wasn't too happy about getting one today. Two techs come daily and take him to another room to bathe him and take care of his wounds. He is rolled back into the room in a wagon...sparkling clean! One of these days Chance and DeeDee will get to go in and watch as they bathe him and learn how to do it. They will be the "techs" when he goes back home :)
Carson and Cody were able to see Clay today. The same rules apply as in the BICU - no one who has had a cold or been sick, only 2 visitors at a time and no children in the room. They pulled him in his wagon to the end of the hall to see them. He was so excited to be able to show them some of the toys that he had access to in the playroom. He would have his mom and dad pull him in the playroom, he'd pick a toy, they would take him back to the end of the hall and he would wave the toy to Carson, Cody and Grandma to show them. It was like a magic show :) Go behind the doors and bring out another surprise!! He then did that several more times and by the 4th or 5th time he was completely worn out and ready for a nap.
Several visitors came today so that made for a good day. Clay slept for several hours during the time visitors were here and during the time relatives came. Chance and DeeDee just want to say thanks to everyone for all they have done. They really appreciate the thoughts and prayers of others.