Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sunday, June 14th
Hello to all. We hope everyone had a good day. Clay did. He made several trips to the playroom and he ate a portion of every meal. We are so glad to see him start to regain an appetite. I think the highlight of his day was the fact that he felt well enough to eat Cheetos. He does not usually get them at home and he relished the first small bag and then told us he could eat another. He waited until he returned to his room and found another small bag and enjoyed every crumb in that one as well. He was orange from head to toe. He helped a great deal during his bath. After he was cleaned up we went back to the playroom. Kevin and Lizzie Smith were there and when I put Clay down he walked to Kevin and gave him a big hug. He enjoys the X-box in the playroom but guest give him a chance to break out the board games and play a bit. We are scheduled for discharge tomorrow. He is going to be headed to the Ronald McDonald house with the trach and the feeding tube in place. I think both of these items are insurance. If he continues to eat the feed tube can be removed pretty quickly. Jenae is en route tonight from Argentina. She and the kids will arrive here at 6:00 in the morning. She is going to stay and help Clay and DeeDee this week while Grandma gathers up a large group of grandchildren for a return to South Texas. Clay felt much more like himself and we appreciate all of the prayers on his behalf. Thanks to all and we will keep you posted as we make our way out of Parkland and closer to home.