Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ben's Surgery



Ben had his surgery today. They cut his Achilles tendon and put him in casts so that when it grows back it will be lengthened and his feet will be in a better position. It may not sounds fun but I was so grateful to have this surgery today. I feel like I have witnessed a miracle. I have been praying so so hard that this surgery would performed today. We had to reschedule two weeks ago when he had a runny nose and every time we reschedule it means Ben is recasted for an additional 2-3 weeks. We have quarantined him the past two weeks but he still managed to get sick and I have just been praying so hard he would be well enough for the surgery. Even Sunday it wasn’t looking good. But I have just felt at peace about it all. I have prayed so hard and I have felt the Lord would perform a miracle and He did. Ben slept horribly Sunday night- up all night crying like he was sick (Penny slept terribly too, it was rough for all of us). So Monday we stayed home and did nothing and I just prayed and I felt comforted. At 12:15 I put Ben to sleep. He slept for almost 4 hours. He NEVER sleeps like that and I just felt like the Lord was healing him. He was in bed last night by 8pm and slept soundly the whole night and woke when we got him up to go to Shriners at 8am. That really is something for Ben. Parker was hacking up a lung all night. Penny was coughing like crazy but Ben, Ben was okay. I had a prayer in my heart the whole way to Shriners hospital and all through admit that he wouldn’t cough or indicate sickness and that he would pass the check ups of the doctors to get clearance for his surgery. He did cough a couple of times but overall did really well. No fever. No runny nose. No other signs of the sickness he'd been battling for weeks. The anesthesiologist checked his lungs and said he was good to go. I was so relieved. Ben wasn’t very happy to be at the hospital and was very suspicious of everything from blood pressure cuffs to finger heart rate monitors. His favorite was "NO!" But we managed and the drugs they gave him kicked in quickly. Before I knew it he was a noodle. It’s always hard to see your little boy that way yet I just felt peaceful knowing this was a step to an end of the casts. I hated them wheeling him away from me, but I was so thankful at the same time. We are on the ownhill now and I know a miracle has been performed to get us here. We simply could not wear those casts longer. I know that yesterday and last night as Ben slept the Lord was healing Ben. The Lord has watched over us.

Ben has to have his casts on for 4 weeks (I was thinking it’d be 3 so that’s kind of a bummer) but like I said, we're at the end, we have a firm date when they can come off and that feels so good! Ben is home and doing well. And I am grateful.

Excuse the picts. They are from Spencer's phone.

7 comments:

Jen said...

What a little sweetheart. I'm so glad that he was able to have this done, such a blessing for sure. And so close to being done with it all!

Lori Lou said...

I am so glad everything went well! It is so hard to see your baby like that. Ben is so sweet. I am so happy for Ben :)

Megan and Keli'i said...

What a crazy thing this has been for you, Erin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your cute little Ben. I hope that he has a speedy recovery, and what a blessing that he was better after that four hour nap!

I'm amazed at your positivity and strength. What a great mother and person you are! Please keep us updated on his progress.

Adrienne said...

so glad he made it into surgery. not fun but hopefully it will be the end. sure love you all and keep thinking about you.

Angie Ora said...

Poor Ben. Poor Erin! It's been rough. You've been blessed from your sacrifice. I hope he'll be able to pick up quickly and get right back to keeping up with Parker.

Lucinda said...

I hope he has a speedy recovery!

Haylee said...

Weird. I TOTALLY though Ben was Parker in the third picture, until I looked at it more closely. He's so big! When the heck did he get so big?
Love you guys.