I know that many have been wondering where I have been and why I haven’t been blogging. Unfortunately, we have had some very upsetting things going on here.
As many who have read my blog, you probably remember me mentioning little Ben over and over. He is one of the sweetest kids you will ever meet. Unfortunately, he has been in the hospital. He has been in a coma for a little over 3 and a half weeks now.
It started out with a fever and him not feeling well. His mom had taken him to the doctor who told her to give him Advil to alleviate the fever. That didn’t work at all. His fever just kept getting higher. He came out of his bedroom staggering and saying that he didn’t feel well. He was walking like he was drunk. So she took him to the emergency room. They did a CT and and MRI and didn’t see anything wrong. So they were going to send them home. Thankfully, she spoke up and said no. She told the doctor that there was something wrong and that Ben couldn’t walk right. So the doctor asked Ben to walk a few feet. He tried, but collapsed.
They immediately hospitalized him in a regular pediatrics unit. That night, he started having seizures. They ended up having to sedate him heavily to prevent the seizures. He has since been intubated and is on a ventilator machine. They have done numerous MRIs, CT, EEGs, lumbar punctures and such on him. They cannot figure out what is wrong.
Every time they try to bring him out of the coma, he starts having massive seizures again. The seizures are so violent that he lost a tooth. Thankfully, it was a baby tooth, but it wasn’t even loose yet.
It is heart breaking to see this once vibrant little 6 year old laying there with tubes sticking out every which way.
Right now, we are asking for everyone of any religion to pray/send energy/light a candle or whatever you choose to help heal little Ben.