Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 16th
Clay had a busy first day of freedom. He had two separate therapy sessions and a picnic lunch in between. During his first appointment with occupational therapy they did very little except measure the different range of motions he had in his arms, hands, neck, face, etc. He had quite an audience for his first trip back to the hospital. His mother parked in the covered parking and they walked across the sky walk to the hospital. Mom told Clay that this is where we had been parking for 4 months. It was a long walk for Clay and he wore down quickly. He slept pretty good last night but he is still a little restless and it is hard for him to get comfortable. After his first appointment his cousins, brother, aunt, and grandma were all waiting for him and they went back to the Ronald McDonald house and met some of our ministers for a picnic lunch in the shade. Once again Clay enjoyed the Cheetos. The appointment after lunch was supposed to be with physical therapy but they had him set up for wound care instead. This was unnecessary but they scrubbed Clay's head until he started to cry to earn their money. He has very little wound care and it is something that we can easily take care of so they said we did not need anymore appointments with them. He came back to the RMDH and played a bit but then he realized how tired he was and when I visited with Deidra at 7:30 he was sleeping soundly. We are so very thankful that Clay is out and we continue to pray for his healing. We are happy and nervous at the same time but we are looking and hoping for continued good days for Clay. Thanks to all and good night.