At Beth Israel, the pain doc added a numbing patch. Everyone agreed that it likely had something to do with infection. Killian felt a bit better by the time he got back to McDonald House. Then, Killian said, "I found the infection." It had burst through the skin behind his ear. Cally was amazing (Phil was still parking the car): she ran to get gauze and other first-aid items, a tie for Killian's hair and other stuff. She was right in the thick of it all day.
We have lots of family-type friends visiting today. I think Killian liked the immediate distraction. We all did.
Killian's had so many incidents with pain, dehydration and now infection that we feel like it's safer if we stay in the City over New Year's Eve and next weekend. It'll be nice that we're all here together.