One year ago today we were taken to Hyungsung Children's Medical Center to get a chest x-ray for Maritu and sputum culture so we could obtain her visa . Mamush also had to be tested. After waiting for hours, we learned that the Embassy would not hear Maritu's case until we had 3 negative gastric washings. It wasn't enough that she had a negative chest x-ray. We really weren't sure now if that was even possible with the doctors on vacation for the Ethiopian Christmas.