Brock Rocks

October 30, 2009

Oct 30, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 9:12 pm

Man, what a day.

They decided to move Brock to the ICU this evening because they were concerned about the way he was breathing.  He was taking shallow breaths and kind of grunting with each breath and they didn’t like to see him “working so hard” to breath.  They’ve got him on a special kind of nasal cannula that’s helping him breath a little easier.  There are some options for what we might try tomorrow if this doesn’t work, but hopefully it won’t come to that.

His belly is really distended and we’re not exactly sure why (but have a few ideas).  That could be what’s making it hard for him to breath.

They gave him platelets earlier today and he’ll get another blood transfusion tonight.

The PICC line went in with no problems.

I’m sure there’s probably more that I could update but my brain is a little too scattered to think of it.  I’ll update again in the morning.

– that the PICC line went in easily

Prayer Requests:
– that his breathing would come easier and that whatever is causing the labored breathing would resolve itself.
– that we would know what is causing his distended belly and be able to fix it
– that his WBC would go up so he can start fighting off some of these problems

Please also keep the Edelen family in your prayers also.  We first “met” this family through CaringBridge.  They have a 2yo son with leukemia and they also have a 6 week old newborn daughter.  Their son is in the room right next to us in the PICU with many of the same symptoms Brock is having.  I can’t imagine having to deal with all of this and take care of a newborn at the same time.  I’ve been praying for peace and strength for the family – especially the mother.

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