Brock Rocks

April 30, 2010

Hospital Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 9:08 am

Sorry I haven’t updated earlier.  I didn’t have a computer with me at the hospital and was holding Brock almost constantly for the first 24 hours we were there. 

– The CT of his brain, chest, and abdoment all looked normal except that his bladder looked really full.  That’s the same thing an ultrasound showed LAST Wednesday night when Jay took him to the ER.  They put in a foley catheter to help empty it but I’m not really sure what they’re thinking as far as why it’s like that.

– Wednesday night Brock kept us awake and worried all night long because his blood pressure was pretty low (around 80/27).  He normally has problems with hypertension and takes 2 blood pressure medicines, so that’s REALLY low for him.  We gave him two boluses of saline to try to get it to come up but it didn’t really help  (although it might have helped keep it from dropping lower).  It finally came up to a more normal range around 6am.

– He also cried in his sleep all. night. long. on Wednesday and he would only sleep on me.  (They started a morphine drip when we got there Wednesday afternoon)

– By Thursday morning, however, he was sleeping comfortably in the crib…but he’s been sleeping constantly since then.

– Yesterday the doctor told us that if the CT looked completely normal then she might consider that he’s having a casey of ‘steroid induced psychosis.’  She said she’s seen it in one other toddler and they gave the little girl phenegren to treat it.  Technically, Brock is too young for phenegren but we were going to try it if the CT looked fine.  I’m not sure what her plan is now that it showed the urine retention. 

– So it looks like the culprits could be withdrawl from the pain meds, unexplained bladder retention, regular steroid aggitation, or ‘steroid induced psychosis.’  Or some combination of those.


  1. Sorry the little guy is having such a rough go of it, and we know how that affects parents and other extended family.
    Hope the figure it out soon.
    We will continue to keep him in our prayers and have passed on the update to those on the prayer line
    The Whipples
    Kerrville Tx

    Comment by Barbara & Danny — April 30, 2010 @ 9:16 am

  2. Prayers abound for Brock and your family. Prayers for peace & comfort. Prayers that the Doctors hands are guided by our Almighty Father.

    Comment by Jennifer — April 30, 2010 @ 9:19 am

  3. Poor baby and family, when it seems that his little body can not take anymore things just continue to happen… Brock is going to be a very strong person when he gets through all of this and his testment of what he has been through and what God has done in his life will be amazing… Praying that the doctors will figure this out and give him and all of you some rest…

    Comment by linda — April 30, 2010 @ 9:32 am

  4. Bless all of your hearts, I hate to hear this is happening, but praise God he is sleeping now. I hope you all got some much needed sleep also. Praying that he will get better, and they can find a solution for his crying, so it DOES NOT happen again.

    Comment by Shannon Edwards — April 30, 2010 @ 11:04 am

  5. Praying, praying, praying!

    Comment by DeLyn — April 30, 2010 @ 11:53 am

  6. Just sending lots of love and prayers your way…. Hugs and kisses to the Brock Star! Love you all! Tanni

    Comment by Tanni — April 30, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

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