Well, in case you check in today I just wanted you to know that Ben cleared his lungs, ate some lunch and got discharged from the hospital!!! Did I ever say anything about a rollercoaster ride?
Here's a photo of him enjoying the stash of chocolates (left on our pillows every night) that I saved for him. He's wearing a soft brace in camoflauge pattern which will help him remember not to twist or bend unsafely for the next six months.
I'll write more tonight, but for now just wanted to share the good, good news!