Brock Rocks

April 30, 2010

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Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 1:19 pm

Well, if I would’ve waited 20 minutes to update you I could’ve heard what the doctor had to say first and done it all in one post.  🙂

They’re going to decrease the morphine drip by 1/4 and see if that still manages his pain.  If it does, then they’ll try removing the foley catheter.

His bloodwork from today was a lot different than two days ago.  On Wednesday his WBC was 47 (which is REALLY high…probably the highest I’ve ever seen it) but they said it was probably from being on steroids.  His hemaglobin and platelets were within normal ranges.  Today, everything had dropped pretty drastically.  His hemaglobin was 7.something so he’ll get a blood transfusion today.  His platelets when from mid 200s on Wednesday to about 30 today.  They transfuse platelets for anything less than 20. 

When we talked to the doctor she thought it might be a lab error because they were all so different from the day before, so we redrew it.  We haven’t talked to her since the second lab came back so I’m not really sure why it’s changed so drastically…but I think (I hope) it’s from the chemo he got Wednesday.


  1. Thank God gave us minutes so we can rejoice in this minute that Brock is still putting up with every little thing. I’m praying for you all.

    Love ya, Linda

    Comment by Linda Heikkila — April 30, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

  2. We’re thinking about you and sending warm thoughts and well wishes your way!

    Hang in there!

    God Bless you!


    Comment by Team Super Keegan — April 30, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

  3. Oh, Vanessa – I’m so sorry that Brock is having such a rough time. It’s so hard to watch all those numbers go up and down and everything affects everything else. It can just be so overwhelming and frustrating not to be able to figure out what is wrong – especially when they can’t tell you why they are crying. As always, we are praying for your whole family. I pray for sweet sleep for Brock tonight and continued wisdom for the doctors.

    Comment by Susie — April 30, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

  4. I have a little girl Brock’s age. I am so sorry that he is struggling. I pray for him all the time and I know God is listening. Stay strong and remember he is a blessing.

    Comment by Christina Garrett — May 1, 2010 @ 11:19 am

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