The baby is sick. He has a fever over 100 degrees and bronchitis. This is actually a relief because they thought he might have pneumonia. So they did an x-ray of his chest. This sounds like a straightforward matter until you see them x-ray an infant.
It’s awful. They sit him in this contraption that has leg holes cut out of the seat where his feet dangle in mid-air and a plastic cylinder coming up out of it. They fasten the cylinder around his torso with his arms suspended in the air. While this does not actually harm the baby, it does make him super pissy, leading him to scream and cry and look at the Mommy like she should stop the abuse.
He seems to have forgiven me for laughing at his pain. I couldn’t help it. As pitiful as he looked, it was kinda funny.