Brock Rocks

October 27, 2009

Oct 27, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 9:04 pm

I must’ve sounded really sad in my last update because I got lots of encouraging emails after I posted it.  THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to write to try to lift my spirits!

Brock’s white blood count (WBC) is still non-existent.  They can’t start his next phase of chemotherapy until it gets up to 500.  That should also help his bottom start to clear up.  They’re doing another CBC tomorrow morning to recheck it.

We’ve been at the hospital exactly 3 weeks and there’s really not a clear end in sight as to when he’ll be able to go home.  A lot of that also depends on getting his WBC back up.  We haven’t talked about it specifically but I’m also assuming he’ll need to be off the TPN and able to get enough nutrition by mouth, as well as finish of his heavy duty antibiotics and remain fever-free.

Brock has been on prednisone since his first day of treatment and they’re starting to gradually take him off of it.  The positive part of that is that it might help his bottom heal.  The negative part of taking him off is that his appetite might start to decrease.

He literally slept all day today and we’re trying to assess whether it was from exhaustion from the chemo drugs or if it’s because of the new morphine drip.  He’s on the tiniest dose possible for the morphine drip so we don’t think it was from that…but we just want to make sure.

Jaycie had expressed to me that she was wanting some time with Mommy and Daddy together (instead of always switching back and forth on who had her while the other was at the hospital).  Thankfully we were able to work that out tonight and Jay and I took her out to eat dinner.  She was in a great mood and had a good time and I really think it helped her.  We’re planning on doing the same thing again on Halloween night so that we can both take her trick-or-treating.

– that we both got to spend some quality time with Jaycie
– that we have such wonderful friends and family who pray for us, come spend the day with us when we’re lonely, bring us meals, and go clean our house for us so that we don’t have to

Prayer Requests:
– please continue praying for wisdom about managing Brock’s pain
– PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS WBC TO GO UP!  every part of his treatment is on hold until that happens
– pray that his appetite will continue to increase despite being taken off the steroid

Thank you all so much for everything you do for us.  We are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends.  We love you!

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