Ben update*

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Ben with his dragon claw, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Canon Digital Rebel XSi

Just got the results back from the MRI and all is well! His condition is still undiagnosed but he is doing well and getting healthier every day with a combination of diet and osteopathy treatments. Thank you for all the Ben love!

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54 Comments

  1. seth

    you don’t know me, and i comment on this blog like once a year, but i read it all the time and i have been thinking of you and ben and your family and pulling for you. i’m glad you got good news.

  2. Cath

    Oh this is such good news!
    I suppose this is the way of the blog world… never meeting in person, but feeling a connection, nonetheless.
    *Yay for a healthy Ben and a happy mom and dad*
    Be well always.

  3. Kelly

    Such a beautiful boy. Kids are resilient…moms, not so much. So take care of yourself the way you take care of him, k?

  4. Kelly

    Such a beautiful boy. Kids are resilient…moms, not so much. So take care of yourself the way you take care of him, k?

  5. Cindy

    Andrea, very happy to know that little Ben is doing well. He is so CUTE. Nothing is better than when the kids are alright!! (My youngest is 19)
    I started reading your blog before he was born. Although I haven’t lately, I will start up again reading some of the ones I haven’t been to in a while.
    You have been very inspirational along the way and I have entered into many different paths and links that I may not have otherwise seen.
    I love your energy and hope to see what your Mondo Beyondo class is all about … maybe the next round.
    Congratulations on your new pregnancy!!

  6. Anja

    So happy for Ben! And for you 🙂

  7. jennifer buckley

    normally blog post don’t make me tear up but today your’s did. i am relived that the news is good. take care of you and your sweet family. xoxo, jen

  8. jennifer buckley

    normally blog post don’t make me tear up but today yours did. i am relived that the news is good. take care of you and your sweet family. xoxo, jen

  9. vivienne

    so glad to hear this andrea!
    and the dragon claw…..amazing!

  10. Karen

    This is such wonderful news! And congratulations on the pregnancy! I’m so filled with joy for you and your family. I want to tell you what a great experience my Mondo Beyondo class was for me, and though I’m still working on my courage, I feel like it will come. And one of my steps to that end was leaving comments on the blogs I read, so I’m already on my way!
    Also, I got a superhero necklace for Christmas and LOVE it. I’ll be ordering one for my sister for her college graduation soon too!
    Much love. xo

  11. Yolanda

    Good news. Good, good news.

  12. Shelley Noble

    Thank God.

  13. Dr. S

    BEN REX!
    So glad to hear this news.

  14. Meg

    And so BIG!!! Where has the time gone? How am I old enough to say that?
    x

  15. blackbird

    Thank you for the update – I’ve been thinking on you all…

  16. Erin Wilson

    Very grateful for the news.
    Hard to believe it all when you see that beautiful face…

  17. Erin Wilson

    Very grateful for the news.
    Hard to believe it all when you see that beautiful face…

  18. Equipoise

    hooray! that’s wonderful news!

  19. Equipoise

    hooray! that’s wonderful news!

  20. kolleen

    WHOOT!!! WHOOT!!
    so happy to hear the good news….i am hopeful this is bringing some peace to you.
    sending loads of love!!!!
    xoxoxoxo
    k

  21. Anna-Marie Still

    so glad to hear this! I’ve been waiting for the news. And yay for being pregnant! How fun for you and KRR to be preg at the same time!

  22. Jennifer

    Thanks for the news!!! Good news at that….

  23. Leslie

    oh this is good news….and congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! yippee Ben will be someone’s big brother.

  24. Leslie

    oh this is good news….and congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! yippee Ben will be someone’s big brother.

  25. HeidiRenee

    SUCH GOOD NEWS!!!!

  26. suagnthi

    <3 <3 xo!
    God bless!

  27. tonya

    when i saw “ben update” in my google reader i had to say a yay out loud. and i say another for the great report.

  28. shelly

    Wonderful news. Blessings.

  29. Emily Perry

    Yahoo! this is good news! i have been thinking about you guys, and i am glad they didn’t see anything! <3 emily

  30. Jummy

    I’m very happy to hear that Ben is doing well. Love to your family, Andrea.

  31. gizella

    SO glad to hear this. I’ve been through the undiagnosed thing with neurologists, and they may not give you the answer you want. You are so intuitively doing a good combo, and not waiting like i did for so many years. It must be harrowing, lots of love beamed your way

  32. amy

    wonderful news! lots of love & blessings your way now & always.

  33. Honey

    Phew! So glad to hear it! He has really become such a beautiful little boy. xo

  34. Nancy

    YEAH!!! WHOOPIE!!! What great news! I am so happy for your family! WHEEEEE!!!!!

  35. sperlygirl

    such good news, andrea!! now you just take good care of you in the midst of everything too. xx warmly, s

  36. melissa

    happy to hear that he is well. hope that you are also. and yes, there’s always mucho amor for ben.

  37. carey

    Aww. He’s so cute I could gobble him up. Glad to hear that the MRI results were good. Hard still for you guys with his condition undiagnosed but we put some good energy out there for him today — into the universe. So, perhaps, soon the universe will have some more answers for you.
    take care.

  38. Catherine

    oh this is good news! Thank you for letting us know. I’ve been thinking of you all every day.
    And um….I can hardly stand how CUTE HE IS!!!!
    You must be so relieved.
    xo
    c

  39. Krista

    That’s great news! Love his not-so-ferocious dragon claw pose in this picture 🙂 too cute!

  40. Sunny

    We are so glad to hear it!! Also glad about him not being allergic. Celiac would not be fun.
    Love you guys!

  41. Patricia

    Andrea, This news and the photo made my heart sing. I suspect you are finding it easy to smile these days. I am happy for all of you.

  42. Patricia

    Andrea, This news and the photo made my heart sing. I suspect you are finding it easy to smile these days. I am happy for all of you.

  43. natalie

    Bravo! Great news.

  44. natalie

    Bravo! Great news.

  45. Gemma

    I was so relieved to see the words “Ben Update” and read that big scary things have been ruled out. We’re going through something similar with my nephew. Not getting a firm diagnosis is so frustrating. That’s a lot like life, eh: no firm diagnosis on much of anything!
    I adore the photo. I can see in his face the thoughtful man with the penetrating gaze he will be when he’s in his mid-to-late 40s. I can almost see the weathered, grizzled skin. It is a gaze that will make some special woman feel blessed and challenged to her toes, and make his children feel seen and deeply known.
    All blessings to your family, and congratulations on the entry of the newest member onto the scene (even though not visible to us yet)! I look forward to getting to know him or her in the pages of your blog in days and years to come.

  46. Femi Yost

    OH YEAH! Hurray! This is Mondo Beyondo News!

  47. Stacy (Mama-Om)

    i offer more belated ben love for you all…

  48. Jessica

    YAY Ben! I carry a prayer for you and one for Ben in my heart – tho we’ve never met. This is goood news.

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