Well, we've gotten a bit of nutrition in! I got up every hour and gave him a 60 cc syringe of Ensure. Any more than that was making him nauseated, since it's been so long since he's really eaten. The pain while swallowing issue seems to have resolved since he got all the packing out, so even though he's still running a big time caloric deficit, I'm hoping to talk to the nurse soon and see if she can call Dr. Kennedy and get an order to cancel to the feeding tube! I'm going to wake him up in a bit to start day...walk, eat, sleep! His mouth isn't closed with wires, but he did put some very tight elastics on the same way, so it's almost like he's wired shut, but that won't be a long term thing. I think it's just until his bite is together again. Even in 10 minutes while Dr. Griffeth hung around, his bite was moving.
You cannot believe how GOOD he looks! He's been on meds for the swelling as well, but his skin is looking so good. It's amazing how fast a kid heals! The abrasions are almost completely healed, and now he just has some chipmunk cheeks and purple "eyeshadow", but he is definitely starting to look like Trent again! Even after they brought him back from OR we were so shocked at how much better he looks. Amazing how much getting those bones back in place changed him!
So...I have big plans for him for today! Guess I better wake him up and tell him about them! He'll be thrilled! ;)
Thinking of so many this morning at a special gathering in Sacramento.