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Back to the ENT: What is Wrong with Apollo?

Apollo in handknit gray vest.

Oh boy, doesn’t that little man look sweet and innocent? Just add a halo and angel wings and he’d be set. That doesn’t look like the face of a boy who doesn’t sleep at night and keeps his mama up…or does it? Look at the puffy eyes. The sign of a boy who really doesn’t sleep enough. My little guy needs some answers to his problems.  And hopefully, we get some today.

Toddler Apollo in handknit vest

Apollo has an appointment at 10:30 to see the ENT he saw exactly seven months ago. At that time the ENT stuck a camera down his nose and into his upper airways. He said his esophagus and voice box were red and inflamed- likely from reflux- but everything looked fine structurally. Now the doctors believe he has some type of obstruction in his trachea. The pulmonologist kept assuring us he doesn’t believe he has a disease but that something is structurally wrong with his trachea.


The scope sent down back in May doesn’t go down far enough to see the trachea, hence the upcoming bronchoscopy. We are hoping and praying for some answers. Apollo has suffered enough. 

Apollo smiling in handknit vest and hat.

Finally, a smile!

I had to take these pictures yesterday to show off my latest knitting project.  I knit this little gray vest to add an extra layer of warmth on cold winter days. It’s the Toddler T-shirt Vest from Sam Lamb. It was a quick and easy knit and could totally be spruced up with a few different colors or adding a little seed stitch or something along the front. I chose gray for this because I wanted it to match his serious personality. I see more of these in his future…


  1. Jessica in Michigan

    Praying for Apollo and your entire family! I was wondering if you could recommend any good books/web sites for someone who would like to start knitting? I have absolutely NO experience, but would love to learn.

  2. Susan

    Hi there, I’ve been reading your blog for a while but I don’t think that I’ve commented before. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve said a prayer for your little Apollo, for some answers to his health problems and for improvements to his health soon. And for more sleep for you too! Praying for peace of mind for you too.

  3. Bethany

    There have been so many times that I wanted to comment or email you! I have a daughter who went through a lot of medical things as a baby trying to determine what was going on with her. Finally at about 2 years old, we found answers. My heart hurts for you and your family. We pray for you regularly, that God would heal Apollo and give you and the doctors’ wisdom to help him.

  4. ssmazzon

    Absolutely a beautiful boy! I know this is shallow, but I love the shoes too! Praying for good news or news of any kind soon. Take Care!

  5. Katy

    Hi, I’ve been reading your blog for a while but haven’t commented yet!! I also read this lady’s blog and she just wrote an article about her son that reminded me so much of whats going on with your son!! you’ve probably already checked is adnoids and tonsils but thought you might like to read her post! praying that you find some answers soon for your little guy!!!

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