01 October 2009

Day 1 - Afternoon Update 4:50pm

So, as though we didn't have enough to worry about with one sick baby, Breck ended up being sent to the ER today.

After Bennett's surgery, we went to visit him in the NICU.  Within only 30 minutes of being up there, Breck began to feel faint.  She began to show signs that she was losing consciousness so the NICU staff immediately called for a doctor and transport team to take her to the ER.

Breck was admitted to the ER immediately to be monitored.   Breck was given IV fluids and evaluated for an hour and a half before being discharged.  The doctors discharged her with the diagnosis of dehydration and exhaustion.

Fortunately, the hour and a half ER visit was a very restful one to Breck.  She was able to sleep and get the fluids she needed.  Brian, on the other hand, has still be going on adrenaline today.

We were able to get some lunch after Breck was discharged and went back up to see Bennett again.

Bennett is heavily sedated and is being given alot of pain medication.  Therefore, he does not move or cry much.  We have not seen his eyes open yet.

Bennett was given a test to see if he may possibly have Cystic Fibrosis (CF), one possible reason for his diagnosis.  He was also given a blood transfusion today.  This has helped him feel alot better.  He is now warmer to the touch.

We have struggled to understand how sick is he.  At some moments, we feel confident that Bennett is going to recover quickly and we'll be able to take our son home within a week or so.  At other moments, we are understanding the grave risk with which Bennett is under.  Just when we start to accept things, we learn new information that devastates us.

Breck's father is going to talk the doctor tonight and is going to clarify information for us.  Once we have a clearer understanding of Bennett's prognosis and health, we will post it.


  1. What a day. I pray God gives you both strength to go through this. Just remember to take one thing at a time and trust that God will take care of the rest. We'll continue to pray.

    I hope it's okay, but I shared the situation with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Friends and complete strangers have sent their thoughts and prayers. A lot of people are praying for you!

    I've sent some people to this blog for information as well. Thanks for taking the time to keep all of us updated.

  2. I am so thankful that little Bennett came through the surgery so well. I can't imagine how difficult it is for both of you to watch him sleeping with all those tubes and wires - and being unable to pick him up and love on him. What a blessing that you have Breck's Dad there now to help translate all those medical reports and procedures.

    I will continue to pray for your family - and I appreciate being able to come here to learn how Bennett is doing.

    <>< Marsha


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