Sunday, October 23, 2016

The long awaited/delayed return to the City of Queens

Today P and I, Tim, head off for the much delayed return trip to Cincy. The overall goal being to get to the bottom of some persistent coughing and gagging. Although, we think his love affair with chocolate milk plays a huge role in the gagging. We have a battery of assessments planned and hope they all go off with out a hitch, especially since he has not been 100% for the last few weeks. Monday kicks off with CT scans, Tuesday is video swallow studies, and Wednesday a scope of airway, upper GI, and lung washing. We get to add a GI doctor this time around to see if he has a tracheal esophageal fistula, which is a tiny opening between the tube that allows for air and liquid to pass below the epiglottis. Sorry for the anatomy lesson, but that is what we learn.

We will keep you all posted as to the goings on and the misadventures. P has movies to watch and I can still listen to the Chiefs game. I will let you be sure to offer full reviews of the Graeter's Ice Cream Flavor of the month as well.

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