On the home front, things are pretty much business as usual, which, for us, is awesome. We are into our third week of Cayston so we are over the hump on this course and we're feeling cautiously optimistic that we may make it until spring without landing in the hospital again. I've finally made contact with the clinic in Milwaukee, so who knows, sometime before the end of the summer we may actually get seen there. The social worker that I spoke to there really impressed me with her knowledge of the disease and the steps she wanted to take to get us seen. She's presenting Lemon's case and what we want out of our consult to the doctors at their clinic's weekly team meeting, and she'll find out who might be the best person for us to see. Then, there's the little matter of paying for it, but I have a call in with patient accounts there so we'll see what they come up with.
This week, Lemon went on his first ever school field trip. He and all his little friends rode on a school bus to a local pet store, where the store manager showed them lots of animals that they could touch and hold. Unsurprisingly, Lemon was about 100x more excited about the school bus than the animals. He kind of liked feeding the fish, but the rest of it (rabbit, guinea pig, puppy, parrot, snake, chameleon, gecko, star fish) didn't do much for him. He mainly wanted to know when we could go and ride on the bus again. To each his own. I went along on the trip as a chaperone--I'm guessing the only one with a spare G-tube button in her purse, but you never know.