Last Thursday Nick went in for a follow up appointment with a colon specialist who performed a really gnarly procedure called "coring". They cut out the entire area in order to avoid further infection, leaving Nick with a 2 inch gaping hole right below his tailbone! I'll spare you all the gory details, but know this: Stuffing gauze into your loved one's ass twice a day is VERY UNPLEASANT. VERY.
Doing much better, and things are healing quickly, though Nick is still quite uncomfortable. I'm doing my best to alleviate some of the discomfort, but there's only so much you can do in this situation!
On a positive note, I'm getting really good with the latex gloves, gauze and saline solution!
You Say Hello, And I Say Goodbye - The arrival of a new baby is usually a time of joy and celebration. Er...usually. "Well, the stork was busy, so we figured we'd just chuck the lil' tyke ...