Smacked in the Gut By Life, Part 4: Neurosurgery on Monday!

Believing for Ben

After several weeks of waiting, Ben’s neurosurgery will take place Monday morning (May 19) in New York City.  The operation will take from four to six hours, and if Dr. Berenstein, the neurosurgeon, finds a second Dural AV Fistula, there will have to be a second operation later in the week.

Ben and his parents flew from Georgia to New York last Thursday and met with Dr. Berenstein on Friday morning.  That afternoon, Ben was sent for a baseline neurological examination.  The family then had the weekend for some family fun, but Ben must be at the hospital by 7:00 a.m. Monday.

His mother said this about their first day of family outings in New York: “Great trip to FAO Schwarz this morning! Walking along 5th Ave. and Madison Ave. was a dream come true for me! Today is a beautiful day in the city. We had a quick street vendor…

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