Ben’s dad affectionately calls him “our little wild man.”  Haha, does this look like a wild child?  (Terrible photo taken with my phone.)

On the ipad

He has a sweet spirit and a good heart.  But of course he’s not always quiet like this.

Yesterday at school Ben fell in the gymnasium while playing, a fall so hard that the teachers on the other side of the gym heard his head hit the floor.  A fall like this would be a concern if it happened to any five-year-old, but with Ben having undergone three brain surgeries, this was quite scary.  His teachers and other school staff rushed to his aid, and his classmates gathered around to comfort him.  The school notified Ben’s parents, and his dad left work and drove to the school.

After driving Ben home, his dad determined that the wild man probably had suffered a concussion.  Our little guy of course had a headache, but he also was feeling dizzy and had blurry vision.  I was notified of all of this just as I was getting ready to go to work and was a nervous wreck, worrying about my little grandson.

Ben’s parents took him to his pediatrician and contacted his doctor in New York, Dr. Berenstein who is Director of the Pediatric Cerebrovascular Program at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City.  Dr. B. advised that a CT scan be done.  Many, many prayers were being said by friends and family who were later very happy to learn that the CT scan confirmed only a slight concussion.

Today Ben returned to school.  My daughter (his mom) said he is back to normal.  We are so glad!

Here’s Wild Man having fun before the accident…


Here’s hoping he had fun again today at school!      Soli Deo Gloria !    #BenStrong


7 thoughts on “The Wild Man Suffers a Scary Injury

  1. If I was one of his teachers, I would have a hard time letting him play! (I was a teacher, and I worried about the ones with peanut and bee sting allergies.) But I know he needs to be a regular kid and get to have fun like everybody else. Glad he felt better!


    1. Thank you! His New York doctor (who is world-renowned) said Ben could do anything other kids do. That’s the reason his parents allow him to play sports (except football). It scares me, but all we can do is trust the doctor. My daughter does feel conflicted about this. She wants Ben to be a regular kid but really wants to protect him. I pray every day that Ben will be safe.


  2. What blessed news! I was praying for “the wild man” last night, so good to arise and hear the news!! Thanks be to God!


  3. Praise God he is his ole self again – will keep him in prayer for God’s protection. On the brighter side glad he is feels so good to rough house and be a little boy!


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