Grandma Connie went to Ben’s house yesterday and I loved hearing her “Ben Report” today.  He is taking some very strong steroids this first month and one of the side effects is hunger.  Not just a little increase in appetite – a HUGE increase in the amount of food this little guy can put away!   

Connie says he doesn’t crave sweets but instead like salty snacks like chips, crackers and pizza.  When he got up the other day he told his mom he wanted eggs and hash browns on a plate with a fork.  He didn’t just want breakfast, he was very specific.  He’s been going to preschool and has been known to whisper to his teacher “I’m a little hungry.”  Isn’t that just too sweet?  Connie said she thinks he can eat more than her!    The little guy likes to sit on the couch and snuggle with Grandma and listen to her read to him.

You readers have been more than kind – he has gotten so many toys and in time he will have more energy to play with them.  Right now he’s somewhat tired and more interested in snuggling on the couch but he will love finding them waiting for him when he’s feeling better.  Thank you so very much!

I’ll write tomorrow about our “Talk Show” – I love it!  It’s almost better than a book – keep posting your stories – we need to keep a dialog going.  I will answer all questions and concerns in tomorrow’s post. 

19 thoughts on “Ben

  1. Louise

    That little guy has some serious cuteness going on. He has been in my prayer.

  2. Bonnie McKee

    How cool that prayers and gifts and fun momentoes are being sent to honor Ben!
    Aren’t friends a blessing? Even friends we’ve never met!
    Thank you Mary and Connie for keeping your ‘fan club’ in the loop!
    Hugs and love to all,
    Bonnie, in Oregon

  3. Becky in TX

    Glad to hear that he is doing better! What a cutie!!! Praying for his health!!!

  4. Holly

    It’s wonderful to see Ben’s smiling face. What a trooper!! Thanks for sharing the news.

  5. Carol

    He is just too cute! My younger sister was on steroids when she was little, severe asthma, and her face was just as round as a balloon and she was very chubby for a few years. Then she changed up her protocol and turned into a toothpick almost overnight, and the hunger of course dramatically subsided.

    I hope your pup is feeling ok today.

    Cold, rainy and windy in Buffalo NY …typical spring!

  6. Donna O

    That little Ben is “too cute for words” and I wish him years of good health. Awesome smile 😊❀️

  7. Diane

    Ben is adorable! It’s cold and rainy here in Central Ohio. Here’s a funny story, Mary. The first time my friends took me to a quilt store was many years ago when your pattern Wear Warm Clothes came out. They were talking about time and place to meet and someone mentioned wear warm clothes. Of course, being the “newbie”, I asked if it was cold in the quilt shop. They rolled with laughter and have not let me live it down!!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane – I may not let you live that down either – it is just too funny! I love it!

  8. Launa

    Seeing Ben’s dimpled smile really MADE MY DAY!!!! For three years old he’s quite a pre-school kind of guy and I agree his comment about being a “little bit hungry” is so cute and quite polite, too.
    Thanks for the post…….and pictures.

  9. Lorna

    So glad to hear Ben is coping and having ‘normal’ days. There is nothing better than snuggling with a grandchild! My 5 (21 to 12) are way beyond that stage and I remember those days of warm, snuggly children on the my lap reading a good book fondly. Best wishes to Ben and his family! And hugs to you Mary and all your critters.

  10. Jeri Niksich

    The best news I’ve heard since your last update. I’m so happy for “little” Ben! Prayers asked & answered Thank the Lord!

  11. MartyCae

    So happy to open this post and see little Ben’s smiling face! Thanks for the update. Still praying for him and his family.

  12. Diane Deibler

    Glad to hear Ben is feeling better. I can’t imagine one of my little ones being so sick but you get through it with a lot of faith. Tell Connie and Roy we will keep their family in our prayers.

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