Good morning to all,
Again, thanks to all who've posted and reached out. It means so much to us. Trent did take a peek at a few yesterday but soon wore out, but I know he'll appreciate reading them all so much as he gets better. He's had so many stop by: grandparents, uncles and aunts with families, cousins, ministers, friends we've known from years ago, etc. etc.
I definitely think it was the Ativan they gave him for the procedure that made him so carefree yesterday afternoon, but it was great to see while it lasted! He was really tired after that all wore off, and did some long napping! We did order his first tray of food last night to try get him started on real food so they can wean him off the tube feeding. It was pureed chicken, mashed potatoes, and pureed corn. To make it look more appetizing, they put the pureed item in a mold that looks like that item...so, for instance, rather than a plop on the plate, the corn looked like corn on the cob. He only took a few bites, but it's a start. His mouth is so sore inside from all the incisions and work they did there (they did all the facial repairs thru the mouth, even the plate that goes beside his eye!) so naturally it's pretty swollen and sore. Also it's hard to eat with that splint in place. We did end up taking out the bands that hold his teeth pretty close together, as it was went better using a spoon that he could barely get in, than a syringe. Also, the dr showed me how to put them back on, so he can have them off for eating.
Robert and kids will be in this afternoon after they go to meeting. Our hearts are with them there.
He had a good night last night. There were alarms on him for different IV's, and feeding tubes, going off hourly (they do that for safety) and nurses coming in for meds, etc, but I think he slept through most of them.So...today is a new day, a new week, and the beginning of the rest of our lives. So let's make every day count. xo to all