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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 27, 2010

Just when we feel as though we're on the right track and it's full speed ahead, we get derailed. Today may have been the straw that broke the camel's back. You know you're not going to get good news when you find out the medical director at South Shore has been spending most of his morning on the phone to Children's with your son's medical records in front of him. To cut to the chase, Benjamin had his eye exam last night and it did not go well.

Okay, so we're thinking Benjamin has to go back to Children's right? WRONG! Oh no, apparently Children's, the mecca of all hospitals, can't handle this! They have referred him to Mass Eye and Ear. Apparently there's a doctor there that specializes in this surgery that Benjamin will most likely need. (I confess, I googled him and he is quite impressive.)

It's a good thing Benjamin loved his bumpy ambulance ride a few weeks ago because he will be taking another one on Thursday. We were told if he does have the surgery, he will spend some time (we're hoping only a few weeks at most) in the NICU at Mass General Hospital. If he doesn't need the surgery, he'll be brought back to South Shore.

Seriously though, have we not gone through enough??? This would be a lot easier to handle if we knew we were headed back to Children's where we could at least have some sense of familiarity. Please keep Benjamin in your prayers and we'll update as soon as we get more information.


  1. Praying Jackie!! Let me know if there's anything you need!

  2. Jackie and Ryan, you are so amazing and although it seems like the final straw, your unfaltering love for eachother and for Benjamin will help get you through. Benjamin is the luckiest baby in the world and when he gets older he's going to hear from everyone how utterly amazing his parents are.