Wednesday, December 15, 2010

BEN/BEN

My poor twin Benjamin out in Utah recently suffered a severe concussion from a basketball game.  Unfortunately he didn't seek help from the doctor right away and continued on with (somewhat) normal life for a week after.  6 days later he passed out/blacked out, earned himself an ambulance ride as a result of a 911 call and landed himself in the ER with the diagnosis of a class 3 concussion.  Pretty much the worst kind.  He's now on complete bed rest and is out of work for at least three weeks.  He's been living in a dark room with sun glasses and earmuffs to block out noise.  Any stimuli causes him to become nauseous, dizzy and blackout.  He's in bad shape and could certainly use all the prayers you can muster.  Today was the first time he has personally communicated with us.  Here is a snippet of his email:  "Good news – I no longer have to wear sun glasses at all times of the day. Any kind of light was so painful – nauseating – and noise, oh, man. I’ve been wearing shooting range ear thingies to block out noise. Those are only on some of the time now."  I couldn't help but laugh as I associated THIS picture of my Ben with my twin in Utah.  
(guess their names aren't the only thing they had in common) 
GET BETTER SOON BEN!
xoxo

11 comments:

The Mormon Monk said...

Ha! I love it (although this picture of Benji isn't nearly so pathetic as Ben looks right now).

Undaunted ~ My Life One Day at a Time said...

Uhg! That is not cool. I am sorry that he has to go through this. That is one of my favorite pictures of Ben. :)

The Kings said...

oh dear!! That sounds awful. Hope he recovers quickly.

Jenny said...

We're on Ben's side!
XO

April said...

Poor Ben- hoping for a speedy recovery!!!

LL said...

BEST picture of little Ben. Love it!
Your poor twin....that sounds miserable.

TMI Tara said...

I didn't expect to LAUGH at the end of this post, but I couldn't help it! That pic is so funny and a definite snippet into your brother's past few days.

Sorry to hear about your brother. I hope now that he's getting proper care that he's all better soon.

xo

Adam and Anya said...

Oh dear! Prayers and hugs!! This is quite a coincidence looking at sweet little Ben's photo. Amazing!

Sim-Dim said...

I hope Ben recovers in time to enjoy Christmas with his family. I love this pic of Ben. It accentuates those gorgeous cheeks!!!

shirlgirl said...

Cute picture of Benji. I thought of this picture as well when Ben described his gear. Hope he is feeling better.

Alana said...

Benji looks like he's about to help an airplane taxi into its slot.