BR has a couple of symptoms that seem to be pretty out of the ordinary.
First, he has become extremely photo-sensitive. Bright, or over-head lights make his eyes flash. You may have noticed the "Gilligan" hat in his latest photos.
We went to an ophthalmologist last week, and despite our 2:30pm appointment, he was among the last patients to be seen. The "technician" didn't really understand how the equipment could be adapted so BR didn't have to get out of his chair, and the Doctor spent less than 5 minutes with us before ordering further tests that couldn't be completed that same day. Grrrr.
The photo-sensitivity has caused us to become civically active. We have a streetlamp directly in front of our porch which shines brightly after dark. Three months ago, I submitted a request to the property owner's association to have the light shielded so that BR can comfortably use the front porch after dark without wearing sunglasses and floppy hats. Last Wednesday, we had our meeting with the development's New Construction Council, and they were very accommodating. The light has since been temporarily disabled, and they are working on a permanent solution.
But the weirdest symptom we've been dealing with is a shift in either BR's jaw or teeth. For nearly a year, he has been chewing with just two molars. The rest of his teeth no longer meet. We also found out from his dentist that one of those two molars is likely dead. Not really sure what is an acceptable solution to this one.