Thursday, November 10, 2011

NDSouth: You Can't Keep A Good Man Down

About a week and a half ago, we admitted Benjamin to the hospital for (what we thought would be) a pretty routine cleft surgery.  Although we knew he also had a small problem with his little heart, the Docs found that the situation had gotten a bit worse since his last test.

Always the trouper*, little Ben packed his bags (well, with a bit of help from his nanny) and moved to the cardiac ward where he had heart surgery a few days later.

In a few hours, we will be welcoming Benjamin back to the foster home.  As you can see below from earlier this week, this little fellow's spirit has been undaunted through it all.  We've sorely missed this smile for these last ten days and can't wait to have him home!

* Trouper:  A person who deals with and persists through difficulty or hardship without complaint  (Merriam-Webster)


  1. Oh Benjamin! We've been praying for you. So glad to see that great big smile :) I bet your friends can't wait to welcome you back. Sending a great big hug and lots of love from the Nagel's

  2. Sweet little man, welcome 'home' buddy!!

    I think NDFH has a LOT of "troupers" in their care... and Benjamin is certainly one of them!

    Blessings and Hugs,
    ~ Tanya

  3. What a cutie, so glad his surgery went well!


  4. Prayers of Thanksgiving! So glad you are back with your friends.

    Sending hugs all around,
    Barbara, David, & Guo Lyman