Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thursday, June 18th
Hello to all. Clay had an early morning PT appointment. He worked with the balance board and stretched. He was then allowed to do some type of therapy with the Wii. He went back for his occupational therapy and they worked him pretty hard. The remainder of the day was spent hanging around the Ronald McDonald House. This afternoon when they were cooking dinner he was in the playroom down the hall from the kitchen. When the smell of the dinner cooking made its way down to the play room, Clay said he was starving and took off out of the play room toward the kitchen. He got to the door and started down the hall and turned to his Mom and said, "Let's go, I am following my nose." Tomorrow marks 126 days since he left Olney on the helicopter. We are anxiously awaiting his return tomorrow afternoon around 5:00. What a wonderful day. I am sure he is excited by the prospect but he cannot be any more happy than the rest of his family. We are so thankful that God brought him back into our home. It was touch and go at times, but as scared as we were we always looked toward his return. He is going to face many trials and we can already see some frustration but his spirit and his family will help him get back in the swing of things. We have toyed with the idea of posting a recent photo of Clay on the site. We have sent a few to his friends to help them prepare. Please let us know what you think of this idea. We ask you to realize that Clay is a work in progress. We are eternally grateful to everyone that has helped during this time. We will post tomorrow after his return and then we plan to reduce the number of post to 2 or 3 times a week depending on noteworthy news. Once again thank you and good night.