Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, June 10th

Hello to all. Short and late post tonight, sorry. Clay had another day of vomiting, as has become the norm. We are receiving a lot of advice and all is appreciated. Know one knows the exact cause of the problem but we will continue to try different treatments. Clay had to have his IV replaced because his was plugged and no longer viable. The nurses missed his vein several times and he was in a great deal of pain. This afternoon the childlife specialist brought a doll of some sort in and gave Clay a needle. She told him it was his turn to give an IV. Mom said he took great pleasure in sticking the doll. I asked him if the doll was crying and he said yes. I am sure that he was happy that someone beside him was getting stuck with a needle. Misery loves company. He was nauseated most of the day and never kept any food down. If we decide to stay where we are they will put the feeding tube back in tomorrow and probably do a die test on him to see if there is anything unusual in his stomach. Mom, Grandma, and Cody had a meeting with Clay tonight. They said he tried to participate. He feels so bad it is hard for him to do much of anything. One hymn that was chosen was # 383 Deidra really enjoyed the portion which says' "He knows our trials and temptations, And bids us seek His face alone For grace to overcome and live a life more worthy of his Well done." Hope all have or had a restful night. Thanks for your thoughts , prayers and concerns.


  1. Hang in there. They will probably figure out what is wrong tomorrow and fix it. We are praying. God bless you and keep you.

  2. I keep close eye on the updates. Hunter ask when is he coming home. She misses Clay very much. Our prayers are with you.

  3. I am so sorry that Clay and you have to go through this. This has got to be so hard on you. Praying for all of you.
    The Stark family

  4. we are so sorry and worried that this vomiting won't stop! we think about ya'll every day, and wish there was something we could do. Has the doctor said anything about the trach being the cause???

    we're praying for calmer, quieter healing days.
    love and hugs from austin.....

  5. Hurting with you all and praying too! Soo soo sorry! Love, Missy

  6. We are so Thankful for your blog so we can share
    your hurt. There are better days ahead.
    Love and many hugs,

  7. What about the vagus nerve...could it have been damaged by the fire? Go to The vagus nerve targets pharynx, larynx, lungs for bronchoconstriction, esophagus, also small and large intestines for the constriction of smooth muscle. I don't know...just a thought. Read that website and see if any of his symptoms may correlate.
    Love you....still praying.

  8. My sweet friends... we are with you in thought and prayers... I am full of emotion for sweet little Clay but continue to believe for what we pray!! God IS in control and He WILL see you through this til the end!! With the faith of a mustard seed you can move a mountain!!! And your answer is probably just around the corner so don't give up!!! I have days I feel like my faith is very similar in size to that mustard seed!! But its great that that's all it takes!! Our hearts are full of compassion for you all and we will not quit praying for Clay until we know he is home!!! BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION, WITH THANKSGIVING, LET YOUR REQUESTS BE KNOWN TO GOD; AND THE PEACE OF GOD THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS!! I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGHTENS ME!!! PHILIPPIANS 4 love the Cochrans from Bethel in Anson

  9. just checking in at Abilene. Love to all of you, Carolyn

  10. Clay has been in my heart & prayers over the last few days. It makes me so sad for him that he's been struggling with vomiting again.

    I pray that God grants Clay (and you) the strength to endure, and that he causes the tummy problems to be resolved quickly.

    Many prayers from a stranger (blog-stalker) in GA,

  11. We are keeping up with Clay's progress, and appreciate the posts. You all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We were watching the Texas Rangers the other night and it continues to remind us of our fun times at Arlington Stadium with you all. We look forward to doing that with you all again some day when this chapter of your lives is behind you. Until then we pray for comfort, rest, peace and God's healing for all of you.
    The McClendon's

  12. John 13:34-35 (New American Standard Bible)

    34"A (A)new commandment I give to you, (B)that you love one another, (C)even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

    35"(D)By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

    Dear Fite Family:

    Throughout this long ordeal, I feel that love for oneanother is a strong bind demonstrated daily. Hope things get better and better!

    The Snyder Family

  13. So sorry that Clay is still vomiting and hope they will get to the bottom of it soon. We appreciate you updates each evening and you are always in our hearts and prayers. There is a web site we think would be an encouragement to you . It is an article about triplet girls who were badly burned on their faces and torsos as 17 mo. old infants. They are now 22 yr. old and have just received a new laser treatment on their scars that has greatly reduced them!! The site is:
    Good luck and hope for better days soon.
    Lot of Love,

  14. I know that the thought of leaving the hospital and all the staff that has become his security blanket it hard on the patient. I know Misty wasn't excited about leaving to go home. I finally got her to open up and she said "the last time I started home I didn't make it". ( she was in a wreck). She had only been there 16 days in the burn unit and she felt safe there. So I can only imagine how a 5 yr. old would feel after all this time. If there aren't any obvious answers to Clay's vamiting problem there is something called Cyclical (sp ?) vomiting. It can be brought on by a chemical inbalance. The brain tells the stomach to vomit or it is know as a migrane of the stomach. With all that little CLay has been through his bodies chemicals that it uses to keep everything working right have got to be out of whack. Stress is very hard on the chemicals and there balance. Just more info for you to digest. Hopefully they will get this figured out soon! Wishing you all the best.