01 October 2009

Day 1 - Update 1:24am

I just talked with Dr. Resto who is taking care of Bennett tonight at Scott and White at Temple.  He said they are still not sure what is causing Bennett's distress but they are running alot of tests.  There is so much that can be going on that they simply do not know yet.

At this time, Bennett is on a ventilator and is stable.  The hope is that he will continue to be stable until in the morning when they will do surgery.  However, should anything change, they will rush him to surgery tonight.

He says the best case senerio is that Bennett will have surgery and will go home in 1-2 weeks.  He says the worst case senario is that Bennett would have a loss of blood supply to his bowel causing him to loose it.

The doctors are not feeding Bennett at this time as they don't want anything in his gut.  Even when he can eat, it will be some time before they introduce food.  However, he is getting the nutrients he needs through his IV.

Brian and I have grieved alot so far.  It's hard to give birth and to have your baby whisked away - not only to another part of a hospital but to a different hospital all together.  However, we are thankful that he is here and feel confident that he's getting good care.

Fortunately, Oliver did get to briefly meet Bennett tonight.  Bennett was tucked within the many machines that were used to stablize and transport him to the other hospital.  It was hard to see him as he was bound by cords and hidden within one of those clear neonatal unit boxes.  However, he was crying (not interested in taking a soothie), probably in pain.  This made Oliver very interested in him.  It wasn't the meeting I had pictured for introducing these little guys to each other...but it was still a beautiful picture of a concerned older brother curious and caring towards his baby brother.

Aunt Brooklyn asked Oliver, "do you want to take Baby Bennett home?"  Oliver quickly responded, "uh-huh".  Yep, we all do.  We all want to take Baby Bennett home.  Hopefully soon.


  1. I'm so glad Oliver got to meet him. We'll be praying over his surgery today. Love you.

  2. My heart goes out to you and your family. I can't imagine how difficult this must be. However, as you said, God is good. I pray that he guides the surgeons hands and gives you strength during the coming days. Thanks for taking the time to keep your distant friends updated. Even though we're not there, know we care about you SO much. Much love and many prayers are coming your way!!!

  3. Oh, Breck...I can not imagine. I will be praying for his surgery today and thinking of all of you. Thank you so much for keeping us updated. I'm praying for "best case scenerio"! Love you guys!!!!

  4. Brittney Breck, you KNOW we'll be praying in the hours and days ahead! Thank you so much for posting to the blog so I won't be hounding your mom for updates all the time. Folks in Minden are praying for you guys.

  5. We are praying for you guys! Love y'all!

  6. Brian/Breck/Oliver,
    Thanks for the update. Wishing we were by your side through all of this. Will have you all on our mind and will be uttering prayers with our spirit the rest of today until we hear more.

    All our love!

  7. Brian, Breck, Oliver,and little Bennett,

    I have been praying for all of you since I learned of Bennett's arrival and needs last night at choir rehearsal. Thank you for providing a way for us to keep up with Bennett's progress.

    Remember that our God is the Lord God who is more than enough for you and your family; the Lord is Jehovah Jirah - He is the Lord God who provides for you and your family. He supplies all your needs according to His riches in Glory through Christ Jesus.

    God never says "oops" and nothing ever surprises Him. He has been at work putting the specialists that Bennett needs in place - even your move to Waco was part of His plan.

    He is a beautiful little boy and I pray that he will be able to come home soon. <>< Marsha

  8. Breck/Brian/Oliver/Baby Bennett,

    Thanks for the mail. We'll have everyone in our prayers thoughout the day till we get news.

    All our love,
    Veronica Puga and family (Chile)

  9. He's so precious! I'm so sorry for the rough start, but I'm praying for healing and a quick recovery for both you and Bennett. -Anna

  10. We are praying for you all. This must be so incredibly difficult. Let us know if there is any way that we can help. (bring you food, watch Oliver, etc.)

  11. Breck, Brian, Oliver, and Bennett,
    What a beautiful life verse. What great parents to provide their children with a love for the Lord and a purpose that is greater than any other! Jeremy and I love you guys and miss you guys and are placing you in our prayers. It is a blessing to have another beautiful baby boy and we will be praying that God delivers him through his pain and through your worries and allows him to go home. While we are far away in distance know that we are thinking about you often. Hugs and Kisses to our favorite and best neighbors!!


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