Posted by: karenparmer | November 4, 2008

Monday night praises for Ben’s good report

What a long day!  Ben was supposed to be taken to surgery at 11:00 but it was actually closer to 1:00.  But the good news is this—he did well in his surgery and the doctors were pleased.  They repaired the aorta and will wait and see about the other issues.  Kelly and Great won the lottery and got a parent room at the hospital.  When we left the hospital, Kelly and Great had not seen Ben but I hope by now they have been able to do so.  My brother just called and said that Ben’s vitals are all good and they will be slowly weaning him off some of his meds and hopefully some of his tubes and monitors!!!   We just feel like God has answered our prayers for Ben.  Of course, God always answers and  sometimes we like His answers more than others!!! 

 This is a neat story…..Yesterday Kelly and Great stumbled into Steak and Shake for a quick snack between hospitals.  Poor Kelly must have looked very tired and sad.  Someone working at Steak and Shake came up to her and said, “Mam, I don’t know what’s going on in your life but I can tell you are troubled and I will pray for you.”  What an awesome reminder of the power we have to show others the love of Jesus……..

Thank you so much for your prayers.  Keep on praying for our little guy!!!



  1. That is great news! We will continue to pray for Baby Ben. That is a neat story about the lady in Steak and Shake. Also a good reminder to look out for others in need; sometimes you can just tell when someone needs a little prayer.

  2. Karen,
    I am so glad to hear that Ben is doing well. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Neal and I will continue to pray for him.


  3. Dan, Karen and family,
    I am so glad little Ben came through the surgery well. Dad and I will continue to remember all of you in our prayers. Please keep us posted on his progress.


  4. Karen,
    This is wonderful news! I am so glad to hear that baby Ben is doing much better. I will continue to pray for this precious one, his parents and all the family. You are right to say that God always answers our prayers but not always as “we” think they should be answered. God is good and He is good all the time.
    Love, Carol

  5. Thank you, Precious Jesus, for doing what You do, the way You know it should be done. Continue to help us faithfully pray and hold this family up.

    Exalting You,
    The Pelts

    Thank you, Mrs. Karen, for your words and for allowing us into your family. It is a privilege to pray and to know your precious family!

  6. I am so glad to hear that this precious baby is doing better. God is surely with Ben, his mommy and daddy as well as his Dr.s.
    My prayers will continue.

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