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Bennett Gamel · 2W 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 · 4W 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, ...
Bennett Gamel · 1M ago

Avonlea's 4th Birthday

On July 25th, the baby of our family, Avonlea, turned 4 years old.  To celebrate, we invited four little girls over for a "My Little Pony" themed birthday party.  Avonlea's favorite toys the...
Bennett Gamel · 2M ago

Bennett's Stage Debut

This past week Bennett was the center of attention...but, for the first time in a long time, it wasn't for CF:  On Saturday, Bennett made his theatrical debut in his first on-stage community...
Bennett Gamel · 2M ago

Dear Board Certified Doc, Thank You.

There are quite a few things I haven't yet shared about on the blog that I'm looking forward to sharing soon.  Bennett's issues have taken so much attention this year that, until recently, I...
Bennett Gamel · 2M ago

Our reset button

We had been saving for this family trip for two years.  But, as the date approached, we were unsure we'd be able to travel due to Bennett's health.  Nonetheless, we held out hope that Bennet...
Bennett Gamel · 3M ago

Bennett's Brigade 2017

I wanted to publicly acknowledge all of those who donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation this year to help us find a cure for Bennett and to thank those who walked at Great Strides Walks ...
Bennett Gamel · 3M ago

The calm after the storm

Finally, our family's "chaos knob" has been turned waaaaay down. Quiet. Calm. Predictable. That's the way I would describe our family's life right now.Most children like predictability.  My ...
Bennett Gamel · 4M ago

Bennett returns to school and how he's doing

Bennett was SO nervous that first day back to school a week to the day he had surgery to remove his colostomy. As he rounded the corner to enter the classroom, he pushed his hair to the side...
Bennett Gamel · 5M ago

Colostomy Reversal Day 2

::Edit: Bennett was discharged on Day 3 (Saturday, April 15th).  We were thrilled to able to enjoy Easter as a family.::Yesterday was full of a lot of things...but all of them good!! 1.) Ben...