Brock Rocks

October 31, 2009

Oct 31, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 9:14 pm

Brock had a fever most of the night.  He got everyone pretty worried when it got up to 104.8 at around 4:00 this morning.  Thankfully it’s come back down since then and he’s hovered around 100 degrees (which isn’t technically a fever).

They did a chest and abdomin x-ray in the middle of the night.  The found that he has some air in his GI tract and so they put an NG tube in this morning to suction out some of the air.  One of the good things about the NG tube is that we can give him his oral meds (the bactrim that he hates) through the tube.  Thankfully, they were able to insert the tube through his nose instead of through his mouth, so sweet little guy can still suck his thumb.

He got another blood transfusion overnight.  I can’t remember if I’d already told you guys that.

We’re still waiting for the ICU doctor to come by.  I’ll udpate when I know more.


Just talked with the ICU doctor.  His chest x-ray from this morning showed a little improvement on his right lung, but the left lung looked a little worse.  Hopefully getting the air out of his belly and the vapotherm (the air they’re blowing into his lungs) will help that.

They were concerned about his heart function because his hands and feet have been cold, his liver is slightly enlarged, and his heartrate has stayed high.  So they did an echocardiogram this morning.  We’re still waiting on the official results from the cardiologist, but the ICU doctor said that she thought everything looked fine. 

His CBC goes out to a different (less accurate) lab over the weekend so I”m not hanging all of my hopes on this, but his WBC was up slight this morning.  They said that a lot of times it will go up and down for awhile before it steadily increases.  So hopefully it’ll keep going up!

Thank you so much for all of your prayers!!  We are constantly reminded that God is good and that he has good plans for our lives.  One of the truths that has made all of this easier to handle is knowing that Brock isn’t really ours in the first place – he belongs to God and we were given the privilege of caring for him.  I’m so thankful for that and obviously covet having that privilege for a very long time.

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