Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday, May 13; Surgery XIII

Hello to all! Clay went to the O.R. at 10:00am. He slept through the night and did not wake up until it was time to go to the O.R. The doctor said that Clay's surgery went well. He was coming off of the anesthesia when they brought him up from the O.R. He was in pain; so, a doctor was giving him pain medication as they were rolling him down the hallways. Upon arriving to his room, his nurse sedated him. He was awake, but groggy, during our 5:00pm visit. He was allowed to have a little drink of apple juice and we had no vomiting today. Yeah!
Clay is a participant in a research study. We were asked to take part in this research study and signed the consent forms this morning. This study is being done to determine if use of the new burn wound dressing heals skin graft donor sites as well as current treatment. Patients have reported that this new dressing is less painful on donor sites. Skin was taken from Clay's calves to graft the back of his head. Two different dressings were placed on the donor sites. The current wound dressing has healed all of Clay's previous donor sites really well. If this new dressing is less painful, with better results, we were willing to give it a try.
Have a good night and thanks to all!


  1. The prospect of less pain sounds so encouraging. We are praying for the best. If there is a chance that anything out there available can make this better for Clay,I'm glad that he has the opportunity to participate. I hope that tomorrow is a restful and good day for all of you. God Bless

  2. It is great there are people like you that are
    willing to try new products. They have worked
    for dad. Hope all rest tonight for new strength
    for the upcoming days.
    Love and hugs,

  3. yippee! good news! Glad to hear it went well! I have been thinking about him a lot today and he has inspired me to tell my husband if I die, i want to donate my skin. I am an organ donor and I know it sounds stupid, but...if I can donate all my other organs, why can't I donate my skin? Maybe it wouldn't work....but I am gonna check into it!It would at least be one less thing a burn victim would have to suffer through...having to have donor sites. Oh..I am ramblin'...Praying for a great, vomit~free tomorrow! love, Missy

  4. What a blessing to read the post tonight! How I do hope and prayer that Clay does not have to suffer as much pain.
    " I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    Marvelous are Your works,
    And that my soul knows very well."
    Psalm 139:14 (New King James Version)

    Prayering for all a restful night.

    Gary ans Jeanne Snyder

  5. Yeah! Something that might cause your little guy less pain! We'll be praying it is a successful trial. We're pleased there was no vomiting. Is this a good sign? We'll see and hope. We hope you all have a good day. Love, Dawn & Pam

  6. I am thankful that all went well with the surgery and pray that the dressing on the donor site proves to be much less painful for Clay. Also for the vomiting to stay away. Love to you all, Carolyn

  7. We are thankful that this surgery went well, and is behind you now. We are hoping for quick healing!

  8. A great day! Another successful surgery, no vomiting, and a new product that might be better!! Hooray! We hope today will be another good day for Clay. Thinking of the boys about to finish their school year too - hope that means they will be able to see Clay more often! Love, Morgan and Michelle

  9. I am so glad that today went well!! If it is less pain for Clay, I agree why not try it. I am praying for a vomit free day today as well!! I know I don't comment everyday but please know I read everyday and think about Clay throughout the day!!!! :)

    The Woods Family, Quanah

  10. So Glad surgery went well! You are all in our prayers each day... Love,
    Kelly, Reno, Alyssa and Morgan