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My Son Is Home and Doing Well February 13, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, awesomeness, Domestic Church, family, Glory, Grace, thanksgiving.

Miraculously well, in fact.  He appears perfectly normal now.  Such a miracle.  We have a very long road to travel but at this point it is smooth and happy.  May God be pleased to allow it to remain so.

Not much to update from my last one, Benedict has a tumor, it will be characterized and understood and checked for changes, but if nothing negative occurs no dramatic intervention will be undertaken.  For now just a whole bunch of tests and doctor’s visits and regular monitoring.  He experienced no problems at all with his anti-seizure meds, so Deo Gratias for that.  There have been no seizures since Monday.

We did have a scare shortly after coming home.  He ate some nuts, to which he has developed a really severe allergy, apparently, and he had severe stomach cramps and vomited.  Of course, we couldn’t know for certain at the time whether this sickness was due to the tumor, medication, or what he had eaten.  Turns out to have been the latter.

Since then, he’s been golden.  He had a great weekend playing with friends and siblings.  Doctors say he can be fully normal, no kid gloves required.  His feet, over which so many doctors and nurses remarked because they were so calloused, scarred, and dirty (something they don’t see so much anymore), went right back to being black.  IOW, normal for a 7 year old boy.

In short, he’s doing great, it’s a miracle, and your prayers and support have been more appreciated than I can possibly convey.  Please keep praying for my little buddy, as I know you will, this is not a situation that is likely to resolve itself quickly.  Right now we’re just trying to really enjoy every moment.  We’ve had some very good times the past few days.




1. Tim - February 13, 2017

Awesome, Deo gratias!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Prayers will continue.

2. Baseballmomof8 - February 13, 2017

So grateful for this update…. been praying much for him and all of you and will continue to do so! He looks JUST LIKE my 8 yr old grandson…. 😀👍🏻

Tantumblogo - February 13, 2017

That pic was taken at the hospital. They have a lot of nice playrooms, playgrounds, and parks for the kids. They also have an awesome indoor model train. He was wearing the PJs mommy made him for Christmas. Thank you so much, all of you.

3. The Lord's Blog - February 13, 2017

Reblogged this on Jean'sBistro2010's Blog and commented:
As a blogger happy to hear this and passing. Prayers always…….

4. Joseph D'Hippolito - February 13, 2017

Excellent! May God continue to bless him and you with His powerful care!

5. Faith of Our Fathers - February 13, 2017

Must be a great relief for all of you Tantum. God Bless and Take Care. May all of the Angels and Saints Bless pray and watch over your Son . Kyrie Eleison.

6. Margaret Costello - February 13, 2017

Wonderful news, praise God:+) Thank you for the update:+) You might want to check into some Functional Medicine tests like Comprehensive Stool, OATS/Organic Acids, RBC Mineral and Food Allergy. The gut is directly connected with the brain, the gut is actually called the second brain…and anything that gets to the brain has to go thru the gut first mostly. Make sure to go thru good labs like Genovo or Great Plains. And be sure to take probiotics while he takes the seizure drugs…any drug messes with the gut so it’s good to keep feeding it while you take any drug, OTC or prescription. If you need help discerning the Functional Tests, there are people online who can help like at Holistic Help. Glad you had some happy times with that sweet boy:+) God bless~

Tantumblogo - February 13, 2017

My wife is on top of pretty much all that. I’m not sure if he’s had every test but he’s had a lot, including food allergy. She has all our kids on probiotics frequently. Thanks!

7. FidelityJane - February 13, 2017

I am so happy for you and family! Thank you for sharing this wonderful update! Will continue to keep Benedict in my prayers…

8. Numbskull - February 14, 2017

Good to hear!

9. Blaine - February 14, 2017

Fantastic news!!

So happy for y’all. Keep us in the loop. God bless.

10. skeinster - February 14, 2017

It was great to see him running around Sunday, looking fine.Thanks be to God.

11. tg - February 16, 2017

I will keep your son in my prayers and rosary intentions.

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