As of today, Ian has no infection in his sore on his back and the staff were very excited about that. He has gained 2.2 pounds since being at Children's- also a great praise. Because his diet is more balanced they have been able to reduce his fluids which is just more evidence to us that God is still hearing and answering our prayers.
The staff looked back at Ian's records and found that a bone in his jaw has been broken since the accident- it was probably just never addressed because of the severity of his other injuries. This break explains why he is unable to do certain things that the speech therapist asks of him and also may explain why he hasn't progressed more in his ability to swallow. They are going to order some x-rays to see what their next step should be in addressing it. Please pray that God would either miraculously heal Ian's jaw or would give the staff wisdom to know how to care for that specific need of Ian's.
"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken."