Patrick had a lot of tests done this week. Here are a handful of the images that were taken.


Here’s a shot of just his intestines


And here is his entire digestive tract.


This is a venogram of his right side showing scarring and collateral vessels. They tried for a couple of hours to find a vein to see the left without success.


But his is my favorite. It’s a bone age study of Patrick’s hand. It shows normal bone development, but the beginnings of bone deterioration as his body is stealing calcium for the bones to make up for nutritional deficiencies.

Some mommies got handprints made of ink or paper or even clay this Valentine’s Day. I got this. And a memory of Patrick proudly holding still, grinning, and making a camera clicking sound as the x-ray took a picture of his hand.

It’s better.

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