Caution for young eyes: Brief mentions of male anatomy, though I tried to code it a little.
We went to the pediatrician Tuesday and Wednesday. I thought Mikey might have an infection somewhere on or in his man parts because they forcibly retracted him to put in a catheter (not necessary, but many American health professionals don't know what to do with an intact peeper). Other than some bruising and a probably yeast infection, he's fine. The doctor doesn't think there is any permanent damage. For more information on circumcision, please visit the following sites:
We managed to get into a cancelled spot for our modified barium swallow today (to check for aspiration, which we suspect was caused by the vascular ring). Thank God for small favors; the next opening was in July. I'll give you the abridged version here. Mikey cried and fought and wouldn't take the barium willingly. After some really ridiculous generalizations from the speech pathologist and a big fight on my end, they found a workaround, and Mikey passed with flying colors. With yet more ridiculous reasoning, the speech pathologist refused to sign off on feeding Mikey by mouth. She said it was up to the pediatrician. She recommended we wait for guidance from the speech pathologist who does our evaluation for feeding therapy, and the pediatrician agreed. It will likely be days before we can even schedule the evaluation, and I have no idea what kind of availability they'll have. So now we wait again...