Brock Rocks

November 18, 2009

Nov 18, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 10:52 am

Today brought some of the worst news we’ve had so far.  They’ve identified the type of mold as ‘aspergillus.’  It’s a very invasive type of fungus that isn’t very responsive to treatment.  The ICU doctor that is attending this week is a wonderful Christian woman who has been very open with us about Brock’s care as well as about her faith.  Today she said to us “It’s possible that Brock will survive, because we serve a big God who can do miracles…but it’s very probable that Brock won’t make it.”

The CT scan from last night showed some abnormalities so they are considering doing an MRI to see if it’s fungus or cancer that’s showing up on the CT.  However, we might not do the MRI at all because no matter what it is – it won’t change how we treat him and there’s a risk that he’ll have to be put back on the ventillator if they do the MRI (b/c of the sedation they give him).  Jay and I would like to keep him off the ventillator as long as possible so that we can hold him.

The best news of the day is that the bone marrow aspiration and spinal tap showed that there were no leukemia cells in either of those places.  It is possible, however, for him to be in remission in his bone marrow, but to have leukemia in other places (like his eye or the tissue on his knee where they did the biopsy).

We are begging God for a miracle.  We’re stuck in a hard place, because treating the cancer with chemo would cause the fungal infection to take over, and he would die.  If we treat the fungal infection and ignore the cancer, then the cancer will take over and he would die.  It’s just not possible to treat both at the same time.  We’re asking God for wisdom for us and everyone involved.  We’re thanking him that his bone marrow continues to be in remission and we’re begging that any cancer stays away long enough to treat the fungus.  Even if that happens, we’re realistic about the fact that the chances of curing the fungus are very very slim.

Thank you all for praying with us.

A charitable fund has been established in Brock Hart’s name at Tinker Federal Credit Union.  Donations can be made at any TFCU branch.

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6 Comments »

  1. continuing to pray for this precious little one.

    Comment by Deborah Wantland — March 25, 2010 @ 10:56 am

  2. Vanessa –
    As soon as I read your latest posting my eyes fell on a scripture that I have posted on my computer – Philippians 4:6-7 – it’s one of my favorites. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Your news is so overwhelming, but then so is your faith in our Savior. Hold fast to Him as you always have – He IS directing your paths and has the perfect plan in all of this. Do not lose heart – miracles can and do happen. The very fact that you are still holding your precious little boy is a miracle in itself. Waiting patiently and expectantly with you as we watch our Father work. Blessings on you all. Brenda

    Comment by Brenda Bracklein — March 25, 2010 @ 11:01 am

  3. We’re just going to have to storm the Heaven’s with more prayers than ever before. I believe God still performs miracles! If He chooses not to, then WE JUST HAVE TO TRUST that He has a better plan. We may not like it, but in His perfect time He will let us see why all these things have happened. God is in control. Just enjoy every moment that you have and let Brock feel that love surrounding him. Never lose your faith. God will help you through each and every stage of this battle, and Satan will continue trying to knock your faith like he is here. Don’t let him win!!!

    Comment by Somer Ross — March 25, 2010 @ 11:14 am

  4. Vanessa, I’m confused about this comment I hope it really is from last year and not from today…

    Comment by linda morris — March 25, 2010 @ 11:18 am

    • yes, it’s from last year. i just moved it over from caringbridge.

      Comment by Vanessa — March 25, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

  5. I am very familiar with aspergilious. I have had it for years, but I am an adult and can be treated with Prednisone and steroid inhalers. Once again am boldly going before our Lord to ask him to completely heal your beautiful son. Keep your eyes centered on the Lord and keep him the center of your life. Am also praying that the Lord surround you with his mighty warriors and angels to scare off the enemy when he tries to attack you, your family, the hospital staff and your son.

    Trust, just believe.

    Comment by Valerie Olmstead — March 26, 2010 @ 2:57 am


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