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Birthday - Update 11:30pm

Wednesday, September 30, 2009



At this time, Bennett has been diagnosed with Meconium Peritonitis, which is bowel perforation.  

The doctors think Bennett had a bowel obstruction at some point in the womb.  This backed up the meconium (the baby's first bowel movement) and his bowels apparently erupted.  Therefore, at this time, the doctors believe Bennett has meconium in his abdomen, which has greatly extended it.  In addition to the danger of a ruptured bowel and the potential of infection through the spread of meconium, this displacement of meconium has made it hard for Bennett to breathe.  

At 9:30pm, Bennett left by ambulance to go for neonatal surgery at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas (about 30 minutes away).  He should have surgery later tonight or tomorrow.  We will know more regarding his care once we know the surgery is planned.

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