Ben Is A-Ok Until May !

Four-year-old Ben recently had the third follow-up MRI since his two brain surgeries last May.  The MRI was at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, and  the resulting CD of over 2,200 images was sent to Dr. Berenstein, Ben’s doctor in New York, for review.

The verdict: Everything is as it should be!  Dr. Berenstein sees no reason for Ben to have any additional MRIs until next May, 2015!  At that time, Ben and his parents will make another trip to New York City  for his first annual follow-up visit, when he will undergo an angiogram and possibly other tests.  No worries about the low blood flow through the repaired fistula in Ben’s brain.  No more headaches now, both literally and figuratively, as the headaches which caused Ben excruciating pain have now totally disappeared.

Our little man and his parents came to visit a week ago.  No one would know that anything ever had been wrong with him.

We made our annual trek to the pumpkin farm:

Ben among the pumpkins

Ben in the wheelbarrow


When we got home, Ben and his dad carved one of the pumpkins into a jack-o-lantern…

Pumpkin carving



But on the way home, before there could be any pumpkin carving, we had to make our obligatory stop at the old locomotive…

Old locomotive

Ben and his grandfather, who he calls G-Pa

On the old tracks


Ben also modeled his Halloween costume for us, honoring the heroes of the New York City Fire Department…





Ben and his Papa, his great grandfather


And he spent much time at the microphone (which his indulgent grandmother purchased for him), playing the drum and the guitar and singing for us…

Playing the drum

Playing his guitar


Yes, I am proud of our miracle boy, and when he says to me, “Nana K., I love you so much, ” my heart just melts.





23 thoughts on “Ben Is A-Ok Until May !

  1. This is such a wonderful post about Ben. So many ups and downs, and now and now such wonderful news. Each image and the accompanying dialogue gives a beautiful glimpse into your family and into Ben. He is a such a gem. Thanks for sharing this, Nana K.

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  2. Deb, looking at this sweet, happy, well child, how can anyone doubt God’s Blessings?
    We are seeing prayers answered!
    We continue to hold all of you in our prayers.
    Nancy P.


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