Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 24th
Good Morning. I have had several request for an update. Clay and Deidra are back in Dallas all week for outpatient therapy. DeeDee's aunt Lorna Powell is staying with them. It is a big help to have someone to drop them off and help watch Clay because we are not comfortable with him out of our sight. He is doing a combination of physical and occupational therapy. It is all hard work but I hope he realizes it is for his benefit in the long run. They are doing a series of cast on his right hand. The grafts on this hand are contracting and this is pulling the fingers up. The cast are working the skin down so he can eventually make a fist with his right hand. With the right hand in a cast and not much use of his left he is hard pressed to do much without help. One thing he has been doing a lot of lately is eating. Apparently he is trying to make up for four months worth of missed meals. He eats about every thirty minutes and seems like he needs snacks in between. We are happy to see this appetite and try to accommodate all request. We have contacted the North Texas Rehab Hospital in Wichita Falls. We would like to get a portion of his therapy done in Wichita because he could stay at home and make the short trip back and forth easily. We will still go into Parkland for burn clinic and consultations on his therapy. Cody is in South Texas at his grandparents and is scheduled to return at the end of the week. Carson spent the first two days of the week with Clay in Dallas but is back in Olney to prepare for the Little League All Star Tournament. Having Clay at home all weekend spoiled us all. He and Mom were not ready to go back to Dallas and I was not ready for them to leave. Hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer. Take Care.