Brock Rocks

March 15, 2010

Back in the Hospital

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 4:59 pm

I took Brock back to clinic this morning because he’s had a fever all weekend.  The oncologist that we saw last Friday said that his chest x-ray looked like he might have a little bit of pneumonia but the radiologist that read it didn’t agree.  So the oncologist we saw today thought it would be a good idea to get another CT scan of his lungs to get a better idea of what’s going on.  While we’re at it, we’re also going to CT his abdomen and sinuses to check the fungal infection.  Remember back in December when he had to have surgery on his septum because they found fungus there?  He’s had lots of nose bleeds lately, some of them rather impressive, and so the oncologist want to have the ENT look at him again and try to figure out what’s causing them and how to stop them.  All of these things (CT scans and seeing the ENT) can be done outpatient…but they’ll get done more quickly if we’re inpatient.  Also, they’re going to switch him to an iv antibiotic instead of the Augmentin because it’s probably contributing to the horrible diarrhea.  [When we got to the room today I sat him down in the only chair…the one Jay or I will be sleeping in tonight….and he proceeded to have blowout diarrhea all over the chair.  Rad.]

So….we’re here.  And I’m not sure for how long.  CT scan is schedule for tomorrow.

Thank you, as always, for continuing to pray with us.


  1. Sending you and Brock hugs and prayers. I’m sorry you are back in the hospital. Hopefully you will have a short stay and be home with the whole family soon.

    Comment by Carrie Countiss — March 15, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

  2. Praying everything is ok and you get to go home ASAP! Hugs and prayers.

    Comment by Jen Poppell — March 15, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

  3. Wow. I’m sorry to hear that Brockster is having troubles again. It’s odd because Tess is having similar problems with her chest xrays now also. Maybe it’s something to do with the chemo? That’s what one of our drs suggested. Anyways, praying as always… love.

    Comment by ajmunch00 — March 15, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

  4. Lord, I lift Vanessa and Jay before you know. I pray that you will encourage them when they are discouraged. I pray you will give them peace when they are in turmoil. I pray that you will be their hope. Bless them, Lord.

    I pray for your healing touch on little Brock.

    Comment by Toni Brown — March 15, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

  5. V
    I am so sorry you are back, but hopefully they will have answers for you soon.Praying for you and your family.

    Comment by Shannon Caps — March 15, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

  6. Augmentin is E-Vile.

    Hope you get the answers you want (quickly)

    (And I giggled when you said “rad”)

    Comment by melissa — March 15, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

  7. I’m so sorry Brock has had to be readmitted to the hospital. Praying that this is only temporary and that you’ll be able to go home soon.

    Comment by Susan Mitchell — March 15, 2010 @ 6:21 pm

  8. Praying that the antibiotics will work quick and CT scans will be good so this will be a short trip. My oldest son had awful diarrhea when he took augmentin as a baby- so you’re probably right that it is causing his problems. That blowout diarrhea is no fun thought- hope they give you another chair tonight! Blessing to you all,

    Comment by Shannon — March 15, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

  9. Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way. Hoping your hospital stay is short so you can get back home. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers always

    Comment by Jessica Lia — March 16, 2010 @ 6:44 am

  10. Poor little guy! It sucks to have a hospital stay, but hopefully they can get the diarrhea under control (booo on the poopy chair, btw!!)

    Hugs to you all, you’re never too far from my thoughts!!

    Comment by kelly — March 16, 2010 @ 9:03 am

  11. Home is where your family and friends are and I am sure glad that so many of the staff at that hospital have become both to you and Jay. I will be praying for you all. I am glad that the doctors are remaining so vigilant in tending to even the smallest of issues with Brock. Even minor issues can blow up into big issues if allowed to fester. I pray for wisdom for all the people who provide care for Brock. We need everyone on the front row of defense for this little guy. Father, if it be Your will, please heal this child. I know that Brock is fulfilling Your purposes here on earth to lead people to faith in You. I pray You will use his complete recovery to continue Your fight on earth and lead many more to Your kingdom.

    All my love to the Hart family.

    Comment by Linda Heikkila — March 16, 2010 @ 9:58 am

  12. Vanessa,

    I know you said they did all the x-ray, scan on his little belly. I cannot remember, but have they tested him for c diff. I know this comes with getting chemo, because it is so easy for the bacteria to get to his bowels? Also, have they check to see if the fungus travel to his bowels or not? Cause code brown is no fun, that is what we call it at the hospital that I work at.

    Our Gracious Heavenly Father,

    I pray that you give the doctors wisdom in trying to figure this little guy problems with the bowels. Lord, I know you are always in control in everything in our lives, I know that you know what we need! Lord, I pray now that continues to give Brock the strength to get better, and continue to give his parents the srength that they need also. Lord, you are the Kings of Kings, and Lord of all Lords. I praise and lift your name on high! As there is something about the name of Jesus. The peace, calm, reassurance. Lord I lift baby Brock up to you in my prayers along with his families. In Jesus Name, Amen!

    Guess what another song pop into my head, If you don’t mind I like to sing it to.

    “I asked the Lord to comfort me when things weren’t going my way, He said to me, I will comfort you, and lift your cares away” I asked the Lord to walk with me, when darkness was all that I knew, He said to me, “never be afraid, for I will see you through” I didn’t as for riches, he gave me wealth untold, the moon, the stars, the sun, the sky, and gave me eyes to behold. I thank the Lord for everything, and I count my blessing each day, He came to me when I needed him, I only had to pray, and he’ll come to you if you ask him to, He’s only a prayer away”

    This song has given me alot courage in some things that has happened in my life that were really bad, and I still sing it when even the smallest things bother me.

    I love you all,

    In Christ Love


    Comment by Deborah Smith — March 16, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    • i couldn’t possible count the number of times they’ve tested him for c. diff. they just did it again yesterday and it came back negative.

      thank you for sharing your prayer and the song with us!

      Comment by Vanessa — March 16, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

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