Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Brief Update

So far, surgery is a go for tomorrow.

Today was full of pre-op tests, a lot of running around. Bennett did great as he always does.

I had planned a re-cap of the day, talking about how this all feels and what it's like, but I have to be honest. All I want to do is spend the next few hours with my son, holding him and playing with him.

I'm scared to death about tomorrow, no brain surgery is ever simple, even though it happens every day. This will be the most difficult day of my adult life. I will post updates, they will probably be brief, but I'll do the best I can. You know at some point I will have some verbal diarrhea and start clacking away.

In the meantime, we're gonna spend the rest of the evening together and try not to think about anything at all.

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have a great plan. Enjoy your time!

    Prayers coming your way!

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  2. This is Joyce. Your plan sounds just perfect. Please remember you can call me anytime day or night if you need anything while you are in Cleveland. I am 10 minutes away from the CC 216-780-5916. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bennett and his surgeons tomorrow.

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  3. Ken,

    So glad things are proceeding as planned....I hope y'all get a little sleep tonight...

    Just think...Tomorrow at this time, you will have your new little boy....

    Colby and I will be praying for all of you....

    Take good care....

    Cyndi

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  4. Ken,

    So glad things are proceeding as planned....I hope y'all get a little sleep tonight...

    Just think...Tomorrow at this time, you will have your new little boy....

    Colby and I will be praying for all of you....

    Take good care....

    Cyndi

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  5. Ken,

    So glad things are proceeding as planned....I hope y'all get a little sleep tonight...

    Just think...Tomorrow at this time, you will have your new little boy....

    Colby and I will be praying for all of you....

    Take good care....

    Cyndi

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  6. Sorry, Ken...Don't know what happened to triple my comment! Maybe you you can delete them!

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  7. Thanks for the update..I've been thinking of you all today.

    Enjoy your night with Jen and Bennett.

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  8. I'll be praying for you, Bennett, and your family. The best of luck to all of you.

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  9. It's out of your hands now Ken so relax and enjoy your time with Bennett and do what you can to stay sane. Update when you feel the time is right for you. Not because you owe it to anyone. We would love to know what is happening of course but you need to be there fully so don't expect more of yourself than you can give. Best wishes. Hugs.

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  10. I'll be thinking about and praying for your little boy tomorrow.

    Hope you enjoy your time together tonight and get lots of rest.

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  11. Saying extra prayers for you all tonight and will definitely be saying them tomorrow!!! {hugs}

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  12. Will definitely be keeping an eye on the blog. Everyone over here is hoping everything goes well tomorrow.

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  13. Have a great evening with Bennett. I've been exactly where you are at so I can understand.

    I will be thinking about all of you as you go through tomorrow.

    You can have all of my positive thoughts and energy.

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  14. Sending you all the prayers and strength needed to navigate your day tomorrow.We will be thinking of you and of little Bennett,all day.He is one strong guy and I just know he will fly through this beautifully.Joyce is an amazing women,who has traveled many a difficult days with her own miracle daughter and when she says call her ... she means it.Hope sleep came easy enough and that you maybe fell asleep in the security of each others loving arms.Intertwined in the knowledge that you will see yourself through anything and everything as long as you are united and together,facing forward towards the promising future that waits all of you.Especially Bennett.

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  15. hope you enjoyed your cuddle time.
    :) you guys are on my prayer list and I am sure everything will work out well.

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  16. The night before Sophie's surgery, she was insanely funny. We couldn't stop laughing. I don't know if I had ever seen her that goofy before but it sure took our minds off everything because it was hard to keep up with her.

    I am sending all my positive thoughts your way.

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  17. My thoughts and prayers are with Bennett and the surgical team this morning.

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  18. sounds like a good plan, sweetie. I hope it worked. Praying hard for you today...

    XOXO

    ...danielle

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  19. Hope you both got in some quality snuggle & play time in with b last night. You have been on my mind since Connor woke me up at 4:30. i gave him an extra snuggle too. I just have a feeling that Bennett is such a fighter and he is going to come through this with flying colors. Sending you all love and hugs...monica

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  20. Not thinking about anything sounds like the best plan ever. Just enjoy the kid.

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