Baby Bentley upgraded to serious condition

(UPDATED: 10 a.m. Wednesday) "My little man's awake and looking right at mama," shared Bentley McIntyre's mother, Kaylee Zalsman, at about noon Tuesday. "No breathing tubes and we get to get the wires off today. Thanks (to the) Lord and everyone else!"
Cheryl Welch
Aug 29, 2012


This came as much-welcomed news to friends and family of Zalsman, who have been praying for the recovery of the 6-week-old Spring Lake boy.

The boy suffered severe brain damage from a brain bleed and seizures late last week after his father allegedly shook the infant.

"I am so happy for you guys," wrote Bonnie Gebert on Facebook. "Such a sad story! Hope your little man keeps getting stronger. I am praying for you and Bentley."

Autumn Green Ames, who has been named the family spokeswoman, said this was the greatest news ever.

"I'm crying," she wrote. "Thank you so much for the photo, Kaylee."

Ames said the seizures have stopped and a ventilator has been removed.

"He is squeezing his mama's finger," she wrote on a Facebook prayer page. "A miracle. Prayers work!"

Bentley was upgraded Wednesday from critical to serious condition at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. The baby’s father, Justin McIntyre, 23, also of Spring Lake, is lodged in the Ottawa County Jail on a charge of first-degree child abuse. Bond was set at $75,000.

Stay tuned to for updates on this situation as they occur. To read more about the criminal case and see more photos of Bentley, click HERE.


Maggi C

It is a MIRACLE!!! I know I have been negative. Please read my newest post on the previous article. To mom: wishing you luck, strength and hope.


As a mother of four (now grown up) sons, I can only imagine what you are going through. I am praying for your precious Bently each and every day.

Maggi C

I am the mother of two (in their mid-twenties); one of which is pregnant. I hope to never know what you are going through. Again, luck, strength and love. If you believe in yourself, you can do it.


This is absolutely the best news I have read today. Now put the loser dad away for life.

Sherry Anderson

Praise God, thank you Jesus, keep it movin' Lord and bring about complete restoration and healing to his precious little body..


The family has started some fundraisers to help mom as she is unable to work at this time. All raised funds and profit from lia sophia go to KAYLEE. or and use Bentley McIntyre for the host name.

Please continue to pray for Baby Bentley, he has a long road ahead of him. You can also show support on facebook in group "Love and Prayers for Baby Bentley."


Praying for ALL of you! Over-joyed he's awake!


Poor baby! It's very concerning to see such a dangerous condition of a kid in so early stage. I hope everything will be fine. Blessings for the infant!
pregnancy miracle


I'm shocked to see this type bad condition for a patient,and my pain is becomes double to find a little baby in such serious pain,but babies quotes
good to know that his doctor is doing a good job,I'm hopeful for the best results.


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