Baby Benjamin, April 2002
story of Baby Benjamin starts in December of 2001 when his rescuer, and
now forever home, saw a photo of him posted on a Labrador e-mail list.
Although the post said that he had a strange knot on top of his head
His adopter writes: " I researched more on his condition, Meningeoencephelocele.
We decided to adopt him. Funds were raised privately to pay for his
Baby Benjamin's rescuer discussed his meningomylocele with the ophthalmologist
who said they could look into a case study with the
The MRI showed no brain tissue in the knot on Baby Benjamin's head and
The most recent update on Baby Benjamin from his adopter: "Benjamin is now 8 months old. He is growing like a weed, standing in at 60lbs. Healthy as a horse, eats like a horse. He's a ham. He's a joy...and he's what is now my 2nd Heart Dog. I love him as if I had given birth to him myself. He lives an absolute normal life. After a weekend with friends, the husband was very surprised to learn he was blind. After 3 days there....he was clueless!
Thank you again LABMED!" Tina & Baby Benjamin
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