Hello! We just got back from Chase's consult with the the surgeon (Dr. Caty) and wanted to let you know he is scheduled for surgery on January 4th unless something opens up sooner, grrr...his schedule is packed because he's off a few weeks with the Holidays coming up...we really liked him...he'll be doing an umbilical hernia repair (Chase will finally have a beautiful INNIE belly button!!!) and the g-tube. He said to expect to have it for a few years (that's considered temporary in g-tube world). He was in total agreement that it doesn't have to be a permanent thing and that we should really focus on solid feedings once the tube is placed. At least it's finally scheduled, a step in the right direction!