Troy was discharged home this morning. He is doing really well. He still has quite a bit of pain of course but things are on the mend. Troy has a lot of gas pains as his bowel starts working again and that causes him more discomfort than the incision sometimes. He had his first bites of solid, crunchy food Monday night. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face as I watched him take bites of a Cesar wrap. He hasn't had a piece of lettuce since January 5th or anything requiring much chewing. He is very, very leery of and nervous when eating. It is hard for him to put his guard down and believe that what he is eating isn't going to cause him pain. He isn't able to each much in volume but he is trying. His stomach has shrunk so much that it only takes a few bites to fill him up. Doctor suggests he eat 5-6 small meals each day. He was 125 lb. on surgery day. I know he has lost more weight post-op but haven't had him get on the scale yet.
Troy is trying to adjust to his ileostomy. Like everything else, it will be a big learning curve but he has a huge head start with all the supplies due to everything he has been through over the past 6 months.
It is so nice to have him home. He really missed the boys. Gavin snuggled with him in the chair and Grayson gave him lots of big toothless grins. I thank God so much for my family. We have been through so much but God has been faithful and kept us together. Now we need to focus on getting Troy healthy and enjoying our beautiful boys. We have so much to be thankful for.