Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday, May 5

Hello to all. I think Chance and Arnie wore Clay out yesterday because he slept a lot today. :-) His little body has been working so hard, so I like to see him resting peacefully. He was awake during our 11:00am visit and got to go to the playroom. The occupational therapist was waiting for us when we arrived, and she had the Wii set up for him. She placed the remote in his hand and showed him the correct buttons to push. He played a boxing game which required him to move his right arm back and forth really fast. All this exertion made him tired and he fell asleep right there in his chair, so we took him back to his room. The physical therapist walked him before our 2:00 visit. She said that Clay did not want to walk, but did it anyway. He walked down the hall faster than usual and wanted back in his bed. He was asleep during our 2:00 and 5:00 visit. Some friends brought dinner to us this evening, and they also brought a big soft bear for Clay. He was awake during our last visit and wanted this new bear on his bed. Before we left, he patted his stomach and motioned for us to place the bear on his stomach. The bear was almost as big as Clay and he was smiling as we left the room. I just want to pick Clay up and give him hugs and kisses. When I have to leave the other boys, I can't get enough hugs and kisses. I'm so thankful for the comfort we have in God. We're thankful for your prayers and for Clay's progress.


  1. Thanking God for a restful day for our Clay! Hope you have a restful night as well! Glad he got to play the Wii! I must say if I were a lottery player, I would play today. Two nights in a row I have hit the jackpot on here!! ;o) Love to you all, Missy

  2. So glad to hear of Clay doing better!!!! Not a day goes by we don't think of sweet little Clay!!! We know God has such special great plans for his life!!! May you continue to fight a good fight and remember Who holds your tomorrow... He is our Rock, our Salvation, our hope, and our strength!! Thank you for an amazing testimony.. Clay and all of you inspire us!!! Love from the Cochrans

  3. Wow! more progress. I know you are proud of your little guy's attitude, he will make it far.Praying as always. Sleep tight and may the days and night ahead get better and better for all of you!
    Gary & Jeanne'

  4. Clay is such an inspiration to many of us. When he doesn't really want to do something he does it anyway, because he knows it's best for his recovery; how many times do we choose not to do something we know is good for for us. Such a spiritual less, too. We hope you all have a good day and we love you, Dawn & Pam

  5. Good morning and may God richly bless you all with more of the exciting improvements in new areas of Clay's body today! These past few days seem to be showing leaps and bounds in improvements compared to just a week ago when a day without throwing up was the biggie for the day. I know he has a long way to go, but he seems to be running in the improvement field now.Love to you, Carolyn

  6. We are so excited and Thankful to God for Clay's rest and progress. My heart hurts for you as I can only imagine what it must feel like to have to be without your boys and then to not be able to hug and kiss Clay as you please. Oh what a blessing it will be to you all the day that you can. Thank you for your continued Faith, what an example you are to me.
    May God continue to bless you all and continue to heal Clay's little body.

    Leigh & Tony Pollock and Kids!!

  7. Dear Fite Family:
    I just today got an account set up so that I could let you know that you are daily in our prayers. As we have seen so much in the past year, God is awesome and amazing to have blessed us with His presence and strength to travel this journey. Many of our family are praying for you daily even as we too struggle with a child who is our joy and our warrior. Xander is 1 year old and has some health issues with his heart but he forges ahead much to our amazement--just like Clay.

    Marc and I will continue to lift you up daily. Be strong in the Lord and be of good courage, I will never leave or forsake you.

    The Applewhites
    Marc and Glenna

  8. Clay continues to be such an inspiration to us all. He is so strong and continues to fight the fight. God is truly amazing in the prayers he answers from all of us praying for all of you. My computer was down, so kept up with news from others. I think of all of you daily and wish I could make all of this go by faster and get you all home together. That time will be here before we know it with the progress Clay continues to make. I wish I could pick him up and hug and kiss him too. He is a beautiful little boy that has so much fight in him. Nothing will ever get in his way and he will amaze you. We love you guys and will continue to pray for all of you.