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Day Two {Seattle Children’s Hospital}

Oh. My.

What a day.

Apollo weathered the upper GI and swallow study like a champ. They had a wonderful view and saw, clear as day, the indent in his esophagus. Yup, they found his feeding issue.

The unbelievable part is, they think the indent may be caused by another vessel compressing his esophagus. The cardiologists have been called in to look at the images taken today. Waiting to hear from them.



    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      I have no idea. I’m choosing not to think about the “what ifs” until we know for sure. My guess would be another surgery…

  1. anya

    I just attempted a google search on ‘indent on the esophagus’ and was overwhelmed by medical jargon and pictures I couldn’t quite decipher. So I am not exactly sure what this means for sweet Apollo, but my prayers are certainly with you all. xoxo

  2. Rebecca

    I’ve been following your blog and I feel for the little guy. I never had all the feeding issues (my diagnosis: Right Aortic Arch with Ligamentum and vascular ring) so I can’t really speak to that. Could it be Kommerell’s diverticulum? I had that which caused more symptoms for me after the original surgery. It did require an additional surgery to repair. If it is, I would be surprised they didn’t repair it the first go around. Good luck, I hope it all works out. I’ll be interested to see what they say.

  3. Jo

    Glad for the answer but its not an easy answer. That does sound like more surgery, and seems like the ENT could have caught this when he should have caught the vascular ring. Still praying!

  4. karen

    so thankful for the attention that is being paid to all of apollo’s details. thanking the Lord for these specific answers to prayer.
    Romans 15:13
    Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

    I’m so thankful that your eyes are upon JESUS amidst the trials of this life!

  5. Erin

    I started following your blog a little while before Apollo was born. My husband and I are hoping for kids soon and I have to say that, even though I don’t subscribe to all of your methods, you have been a great role model to me on what kind of mom I want to be and how to be prepared to be an advocate for my future kids, be it with doctors or being flexible in my views on education to allow my kids to flourish in whatever arena suits them best. Hang in there!

  6. Lou

    I’m so pleased. Not that there is something wrong, but given that something was wrong, that they were able to find it. I found those videos on facebook 100x more disturbing than anything I read so far of Apollo’s issues. I have just been feeling so bad for the little man. Thoughts and prayers with you guys.

  7. Mary

    So glad to hear that Apollo is handling the tests well, so far. Well, you now have part of the answer and I’ll be praying that you get the rest of the answers that you need. I’ll be praying for the rest of your kids too. You are both such great parents – Apollo is blessed to have parents who are willing to do what it takes to help him.

  8. Bethany

    My children ask every day how Apollo is doing, and we often pray for him and the whole family. We are so excited to hear that they have found what appears to be the cause of his feeding issues! We pray that you get more answers and that God will sustain you and your family through all this.

  9. Jo

    I feel kinda worried too! I am stalking your blog, checking a couple of times a day to see how you guys are doing. I know you will post when you can, we are all praying for Apollo’s healing.

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