We've had company trickling in all day..Kelvin and Leila and kids, both sets of grandparents, Chuck and Shir, and Steve and Kim and kids. Grandpa Howard asked Trent if he likes all this company. He said yes! It does seem like company really perks him up and gives him something else to think about. When he wants to sleep, he just takes out his hearing aids and naps away in spite of the visiting.
Our doctors are fantastic. They both are off this weekend, but have still come in both days and spend a good half hour here. The palate dr was just leaving when the facial dr arrived, so he just sat down in the chair and stayed for that, too. It's almost like they come "to visit" now, rather than just do doctor stuff. The one is really pleased with how his bite is coming along. Since they were able to put the plate in his upper jaw (instead of just the splint he has in his mouth), he said that he may be able to remove the splint and all the stuff in there a lot sooner. He is very confident about its healing since it has that plate (that's the part he'd never done, and usually people's anatomy makes it such that they can't use it). So he is so glad for that extra "rock solid" support of the plate.
The face dr just stands at the foot of his bed and says "Wow!" over and over. He truly looks like he had his accident a month ago. His skin has healed up, his swelling is WAY down (some still left to go, but not at all what you'd expect at this point), and now he just has that punk rocker purple/black eyeshadow look. :)
The feeding tube has helped immensely!!! His energy is better, he's walking faster (this morning after his walk, he almost passed out on me, and it was all I could do to get him to the bed, but this afternoon he was really walking well!). His spirits have lifted a lot! He got his pureed tray but was only able to eat a few bites.The dr agreed to soft food for tonight, so we'll see if more palatable food will go down. I am so wanting to take him home tomorrow (to Bridger) and feed him some soft, high calorie food! But I know he HAS to prove he can eat enough before we take the feeding tube out and take him home.
All in all, it's been a great day, with great progress. Every day is better and better! By the time we go back to CA, I think the only noticeable battle scar will be the neck brace! Amazing, the way these young kids heal!