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Bennett Gamel · 4W ago

Why getting the flu is so scary for Bennett

Since returning home from the hospital two weeks ago, Bennett has been doing really well.  He feels great and is showing no more GI symptoms.  He's on a capful of Miralax a day, which seems ...
Bennett Gamel · 1M ago

Rest

We were discharged and arrived home at 9:30pm last night.This morning, four out of the five of us didn't wake up until 10:30am.  It was so evident that each of us had much-needed sleep to re...
Bennett Gamel · 1M ago

This is what crazy is made of - 3:45pm post

(Bennett's face captures his excitement of eating for the first time in two days.I put his spaghetti in a styrofoam cup, which is weird unless you consider so is the smell of hospital dishes...
Bennett Gamel · 1M ago

Moving along well - 12:47pm post

Bennett started responding to yesterday's enema around midnight so the team started him on GoLightly, which is used to clean out the colon.At 6am this morning, Bennett was given a belly X-ra...
Bennett Gamel · 1M ago

Admission for DIOS - 6:55am post

We have been unexpectedly admitted again.  For GI issues again.  I feel like I'm in shock.It all started several months ago, Bennett started showing returning signs of a bowel blockage.  Bow...
Bennett Gamel · 2M ago

"Sometimes, I wish I was never born."

We had just finished our 1 hour of math and reading at the kitchen table that morning.  Bennett had just finished crying (some of the time actually screaming) through it, an increasingly com...
Bennett Gamel · 4M ago

Accountable Kids

When I decided last Spring to homeschool (aka be home with my kids all day), one thing I quickly recognized that I needed was I needed a plan...a very very good plan.I started by asking myse...
Bennett Gamel · 5M ago

10 Things I've Been Surprised About Regarding Homeschooling

I've been quiet on the blog lately for several reasons... The first reason is because Brian is working really hard.  His new job is taking up a tremendous amount of his time right now, which...
Bennett Gamel · 5M ago

CF Clinic: Update on Bennett

It's been about six months since Bennett was last in the hospital.  So, I thought I'd provide an update on how he is doing health wise.  Overall the report is that he is doing very very well...
Bennett Gamel · 6M ago

First Day of School 2017

These pictures officially mark the First Day of School 2017.  But, the reality is we've been doing school with the boys all summer.  Considering I'm a strong proponent of year-round school, ...