Benjamin Chance is here!

As many of you know, Sherri and I recently had a new addition to our family. Benjamin Chance was born September 17, 2009 at 6:16 am. He was only 24 weeks old and weighed in at 1 pound, 5 ounces and was 12.25 inches long. Needless to say, he was extremely premature and very small. After 5 long months in the NICU, Benjamin was able to come home on February 10, 2010. Benjamin is doing great now and is moving on from his stay at the NICU. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers; we really appreciate it.

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Matthew 21:22

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
Ecclesiastes 11:5

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year- Day 109

Happy New Year! Todd and I enjoyed ringing in the New Year at The Woman's Hospital NICU holding Benjamin through the countdown to 2010..

Benjamin is doing well on nasal cannula. He has been on it full time now for the past four days. He is still experiencing some Bradycardia's- where his heart rate drops, but we are told this is normal and his aren't occuring too frequently so the doctors aren't concerned. Lately, they've been happening about once a day. Last week a doctor came to look at Benjamin's Kidney's via a Renal Ultrasound. It turns out there has been some calcification and some stones have formed. They said this is a side effect from taking the Lasix, which he took to help get rid of fluid in the lungs. The doctors say these can heal on there own so we will keep praying that they do.

Benjamin's Neonatologists' recently had an ENT (Ear, nose, and Throat Doc or otolaryngologist) come check out his vocal cords they said his vocal cords actually looked very good, a little inflamed where the feeding tube has been, but that it should clear up once removed. It didn't appear he had any long term damage from being on the ventilator and having the endotracheal tube for so long. : ) So nice to get a good report. This is especially good news because it should make bottle feeding much easier and safer for him once they are ready for him to take a bottle.

The endocrinologist examined Benjamin and reviewed his Thyroid Panel. All but one category on the test looked good so they will take another panel to follow up on January 18th. The doctor was hopeful that all was working well.

Benjamin has had so much going on lately and more to come. Please keep him in your prayers. Another pertinent eye exam again this week on Tuesday.







2 comments:

  1. Sherri, I am amazed at your steadfast devotion to knowing that God WILL bring sweet little Benjamin home happy and healthy! Your strength and faith are such an encourgemnet for all of us to see. I showed my children (Jenna and Hunter) his pics tonight and as they were being tucked in they prayed especially for Benjamin and you and Todd. Please know that you will remain in my prayers as well as your precious baby and husband! I am glad you have done this blog...I think one day for you to get to look back on it you'll really get to see the full Miracle God had for you! If you ever need an ear I've given you my numbers, please call. I would love to get your numbers so I can keep in touch! Again, Sherri, I am so touched by your story. I do wish you, Todd and of course little Benjamin a wonderful life together. Keep in touch! Hugs, Terri

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  2. Sherri and Todd.....We are amazed by Benjamins progress. He looks healthy and happy!! Wish we could see him in person. We are here if you have any questions,etc.......love yall Courtney,Jorge, and Bryant

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