We took him back to the pediatric surgeon yesterday because the bump on his brow, previously identified as a dermoid cyst that had apparently resolved back around Thanksgiving, has become appreciably more pronounced.  The doctor recommended surgery, and we have scheduled it.  Day surgery.  The doctor said he didn’t see anything that caused him to expect complications.  He said that should any problem arise during surgery, the team has everything necessary to contend with any (and here, I thought of the word, contingency, but the aged physician said) happenstance.

The clerk at the desk gave us a set of feeding instructions to begin the day before surgery.  Scheduled it for the latter part of next month.