Micah continues to recover here at home. He regularly points at his mouth and says, "mouth!" I don't know if it hurts or he's just remarking that it's different. His lips are dry and chapped and quite uncomfortable. He's getting Vaseline several times a day for that one. He has developed gorilla breath as well. I can see up through his obturator to his palate. It looks pretty disgusting, but I don't see any holes in the palate. We go back to the dentist tomorrow to check the obturator and make sure it's in place and that everything looks good.
He'd really rather be engaged in active play rather than staying inside and doing quiet things. We've realized why the doctor said no active play since he's a little off-balance and falls rather easily.
He still gets fussy every 4-1/2 hours when the pain medication wears off. He still cries when we give him his medicine, but the cries are more like a minor complaint than the full-out cries of day 1 and 2. He's either getting used to it or he's believing us that the medicine will make him feel better.
Each day he seems more like himself, at least some of the time. But periodically, for no apparent reason, he turns into another child. He'll refuse a cup of yogurt and then scream when it's put back in the fridge. His pat answer to everything is "no!" Even things he wants elicit head shakes and refusals. He alternates between being very cuddly and hating even the slightest touch. More of that intense parenting stuff, I guess.