Brock Rocks

April 8, 2010

Prayer Requests

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 10:36 am

Brock will have surgery at 8:30 tomorrow morning to try to remove the area of fungal infection from his left lung/pleural cavity.  The plan is to try to do that via VATS (video assisted thoracoscopic surgery).  This is the least invasive approach and would result in the least amount of pain and recovery time.  Please pray that they can remove the infection using VATS.

If VATS doesn’t work then they will attempt a thoracotomy.  This is a much more invasive procedure that would result in MUCH more pain and recovery time.  For a thoractomy they would have to cut through the muscle of the chest and separate his ribs in order to gain access to the pleural cavity.  The more invasive the surgery, the greater the risks and complications.  Please pray that they can remove all of the infection without having to do a thoracotomy.  If he has to do the thoracotomy please pray that Brock’s pain, recovery time, and complications would be minimal. 

They have an ICU room reserved for Brock for after the surgery.  Hopefully he won’t need it and we can go to the hem/onc floor.

Thank you so much for continuing to lift us up in prayer.  Tomorrow is a big day and we’re praising God for the miracles he’s performed in Brock’s life and asking Him to show Himself mighty and merciful once again.

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22 Comments »

  1. We’ll be praying…..

    Comment by Mari Pace — April 8, 2010 @ 10:38 am

  2. Brock and your family are in our prayers always.

    Comment by Clifford Family — April 8, 2010 @ 10:39 am

  3. Brock will be much on the minds of all of us tomorrow. We’ll all be hoping mightily that has journey through this new challenge will be a safe one, that the less-invasive procedures will prevail, and that he heals quickly.

    Good luck, Brock! Good luck to all!

    Comment by Mac Troy — April 8, 2010 @ 10:43 am

  4. Dearest sweet Brock, asking the Lord to allow your surgery to go smoothly and to keep you totally protected.

    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ *GOD LOVES YOU* ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    In His Love,

    Caterina
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    C.O.L.E. (Caring Openly, Loving Eternally) Prayer Team
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    “There are many Americans who are clever and fearless, but the trouble is many are small children fighting an ugly disease.”

    Comment by Caterina Grove — April 8, 2010 @ 11:05 am

  5. Dear Brock and family~

    You will be in our prayers. May God work through the doctors to heal Brock tomorrow, and may your family feel His presence.

    Blessings to you.

    ~The Bouch’s

    Comment by Melinda — April 8, 2010 @ 11:17 am

  6. All of ya’ll hang in there. Love you, BrockStar! Love and prayers to you all.

    Comment by Cindi Cartwright — April 8, 2010 @ 11:48 am

  7. Dear God we just pray that you would be in total control of this surgery. Please let the infection be in the exact right spot so that the surgeons can remove it completely and in the least invasive way. We pray that you would keep Brock wrapped in your loving, healing, protective arms and that he would have miraculous recovery from this procedure. Please give the rest of the family, Jason, Vanessa, Jaycie all of the peace and comfort that only you can provide; resting in the assurance that you have good plans for Brock and for them as a family. May you once again be glorified through the miracles we have seen you already perform and wait in expectation for you to perform again in this precious baby boys life.

    In Jesus Name-
    Amen

    Comment by Cara Wagner — April 8, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

  8. Will be praying and hoping through this anxious time beginning tomorrow.

    Comment by Ken Jorgenson — April 8, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

  9. Oh wow, come on Brock, you can do this. Huge prayers going up.

    Comment by Jill Fritts — April 8, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

  10. Praying that God gives you all the guidance you need to lean on Him and trust in His mighty and perfect plan. Praying and knowing that God will be sitting right beside Brock, holding his hand throughout the entire surgery. Wish I could be there this weekend to take care of him but I will be back on Monday night, if you all are still there. I know he’ll do great!

    Comment by Kate Woodard — April 8, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

  11. We will be much in prayer for Brock tomorrow. Especially for the Doctors who will be performing the surgery. We will also be praying for you and your family.
    Dave & Helen

    Comment by Dave & Helen Barnes — April 8, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

  12. Praying that the VATS works successfully, and that God guides the surgeons hands to get ALL of the infection. Praying also for a short recovery time, so that Brock can get on with his chemo treatment. I will also be praying for peace and strength for the whole family. Blessings to you all,

    Shannon Edwards

    Comment by Shannon — April 8, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

  13. We are praying for Brock and for all the doctors involved!

    Comment by Susie — April 8, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

  14. Sam gave plateletts for Brock yesterday.
    We pray for Brock every morning and night. I’ll be wearing my Brock shirt tomorrow for the church women’s retreat. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Much love,
    Vicky and Sam Bass

    Comment by vicky bass — April 8, 2010 @ 3:37 pm

  15. Praying that all goes well tomorrow and that everyone involved with this process will receive a blessing by seeing how your faith and love for the Lord gets you through these troubling times…

    Comment by linda morris — April 8, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

  16. AND MY GOD WILL MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS GLORIOUS RICHES IN CHRIST JESUS. Philippians 4:19
    Praying that Brock has only to endure the lesser surgery; all fungal infection is removed and his recovery be smooth and quick.
    Love, Aunt Connie and Jim

    Comment by Connie — April 8, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

  17. At 8:30 tomorrow morning I will be praying for Brock!

    Comment by Rebecca Souza — April 8, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

  18. Praying for Brock, the doctors and your family.

    Comment by Elicia Brandt — April 8, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

  19. My family and I will be praying that everything goes smoothly tomorrow and that all the infection is removed. We will also pray that Brock will be in minimal if any pain.

    Comment by Christine Lombardo NJ — April 8, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

  20. Praying Praying!!!

    Comment by Jenni Smith — April 8, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

  21. Praying for you guys! I pray that everything goes well, and that Brock’s recovery is quick, and as painless as possible.

    Comment by Rebecca Pepper — April 8, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

  22. Prayers are being lifted for Brock!

    Comment by Kimberly Fulkerson — April 8, 2010 @ 11:01 pm


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