Brock Rocks

April 24, 2010

back to cranky

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 3:55 pm

– brock screamed at the top of his lungs for 6 hours yesterday. (and oh how i wish i were exaggerating)

– doctor couldn’t find anything wrong with him and thinks it’s withdrawl (again) so we went back to what his dose was a few days ago.

– it’s only helped marginally. this morning he was ok if you were holding him but screamed otherwise. this afternoon he’s back to just screaming.

– on call dr (who happens to be B’s main oncologist) thinks it’s partly “i feel crappy b/c of chemo and steroids.”

– still eating a little
– no fevers!!!!!!!

prayer requests:
– that B will be able to calm down
– patience for jay, jaycie, and me. it’s incredibly draining to listen to him scream all the time (and to hold him all the time)


  1. Hi, My name is Karen Shannon and I have been following your site for a while. I found it through Coles Foundation. My heart goes out to Brock, cancer is not easy and espcially with a little one. My son Nick (6) was dx with ALL (T-cell) in 10/08. I completely understand about steroids. There were days that he would cry for a couple of hours at a time and then he would fall asleep. When I asked him why he cried, he did not know. His dose of steroids has changed over the course of his treatment and it is better now, but I understand how you feel. My 18 mo old was on steroids a few months ago and he was the same way. He cried or he wanted something to eat. I know it had to be salty. I pray you get through the next phase. Take care.

    Comment by Karen Shannon — April 24, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    • thank you! i think that’s part of the problem too – he’s hungry but he can’t tell us that and he can’t tell us what he wants to eat. there are times when i know he’s hungry but he rejects everything i offer him.

      Comment by Vanessa — April 25, 2010 @ 6:19 am

  2. I will continue to pray for all of you. I will pray especially for peace for all of you during the relentless crying.

    Comment by Melanie — April 24, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

  3. Oh, so sorry Brock’s back to cranky again. Those steroids are major mood swingers, and the chemo on top of it is probably too much for the poor guy. Praying that he gets Happier for you Jay & Jaycie’s sake. Praying for a quiet night and day for you tomorrow.

    Comment by Shannon Edwards — April 24, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

  4. You and Jay do such a great job taking care of Brock. I wouldn’t know when to call the doctor and when to wait. I’m praying that Brock’s discomfort will go away soon and that you will continue to have all the patience and strength you need. This too will pass. May God bless and keep all of you.

    Comment by Nedra — April 24, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

  5. wow, you might be my hero. poor brock, i would scream too if i were having to go through all of that! i’ll be praying comfort and peace for ALL of you. please let me know if i can do anything at all.

    Comment by mrs. darling — April 25, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    • what are you doing checking on us today??! you should be resting! can’t wait to hear how it went…

      Comment by Vanessa — April 25, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

  6. Thinking of you, Brock, Jay, and Jaycie today. Praying for a calm uneventful day!

    Comment by Keren — April 26, 2010 @ 7:10 am

  7. There are more prayers said for Brock and your family than you can even imagine. Peace be with you!

    Comment by Susan Lytton — April 26, 2010 @ 10:16 am

  8. Bless your hearts. I wish we were next door neighbors so I could pop in and say, “My turn to hold him.” We pray for you all every time we say grace—morning, noon, and night.

    Comment by Carolyn Lilly — April 26, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

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