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Monday, July 5, 2010

Post Op Day 3

More good news! We were told that we would go home today-only home health was not open because of the holiday and wouldn't be able to get the things we needed. Boo. Anyway, the fact that he COULD have gone home was good news. So we will be going home tomorrow. He just needs to learn how to climb stairs with the crutches. Yep-he is already using crutches. He even took a few steps today without any assistance of any kind!

Check out Trent's mom following along with the walker! Funny thing is-she actually said it helped her walk!

The surgeon was in again today and was amazed at how well Trent is doing. He is several days ahead of schedule as far as recovery. We also looked at the incision today and the skin is just as healthy and pink as you could hope for. It looks beautiful-if an 18 inch incision could look beautiful! Trent got just a glimpse of what his body looks like now. I had to draw a picture for him because it is kind of hard to see. He struggled for a bit but he hasn't really seen the whole of it yet. There will be some adjusting and some grief but we are thrilled with the results. I really believe that in time his body will fill in a little more and he will be able to do just about everything he did before with no trouble at all. I am just so happy that the tumor is out!!!!
The drains are looking great. They originally told us they would stay in for at least 4-6 weeks but after the doc saw them today he suggested they would probably be ready to take out on Friday! One week from surgery! That is good news because I am not sure how Trent is going to wear clothes with those things hanging off his leg!

Adam and Dev checking in on the patient!
We had a movie night last night with Josh and Joellynn. Josh had to climb up on the counter to figure out how to play the DVD. Lucky thing he is so young and spry! We had a great time chomping on peanut m&m's and licorice. Nice break from the monotony of the days in the hospital!


  1. That all sounds like wonderful, exciting news! I am so happy to hear that he is doing so great and recovering so well! Our prayers for all of you will constantly continue and I am so happy to see that they are being answered! We love you guys!

  2. We have been thinking about you guys a lot lately. Hollyn remembers Mallory's dad in her prayers every night and we have been putting Trent on the prayer role at the AZ temple. It's amazing what doctors and surgeons can do, and also priesthood blessings. I'm glad you have so much family around you for support. Team Trent is going to beat cancer.

  3. We are so glad the surgery has gone so well! The Butters' Family

  4. Yay!!! We are so happy for you! So happy to have such good news after so much heartache! We would love to come & visit after Trent is home and settled...call or email if you get a chance. :)

  5. Holly - I am so glad the operation went well and an early release is even better!! We continue to pray for you !

  6. Fantastic! One miracle down..... onto the next!!

  7. go josh;)
    so glad to hear that things are going so well!!!!!!

  8. It's so stinkin' fun to read all this great news in these posts! Hooray for Team Trent!!