Believing for Ben

We recently had a visit from grandson Ben, his first visit since undergoing the two operations for the AV fistula in his brain.  He had a great time going birthday shopping for his mom, playing with our neighbor children, and celebrating a belated Father’s Day with his grandfather and great grandfather.  But he still is suffering from headaches. Some come on suddenly and are severe, and others seem to be duller but last longer. Sometimes he says he just doesn’t feel good.

He managed a smile even though he wasn't feeling good. Ben managed a smile even though he wasn’t feeling good. (His little dog doesn’t like to see him doing poorly.)

Another appointment with doctors at Emory University Hospital again confirmed that the headaches are a normal response to the changes in Ben’s brain caused by the operations.  The pressure in his brain, which may have been abnormal since birth, is returning to a normal level.  Blood vessels in the…

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