Brock Rocks

May 31, 2010

Weekend Update (not the SNL kind)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 10:55 pm

– all the repeat blood cultures have been negative.  Praise the Lord!  so they took him off the heavy duty antibiotics and switched him to some regular-duty antibiotics (because he’s neutropenic and is STILL having fevers).

– our oncologists expects that he’ll be in the hospital for the next 2-ish weeks.  until either his counts recover (his AGC goes up) or he stops having fever.  brock never stops having fever so it really just depends on how quickly his counts can recover.

– once his AGC reaches 750 and his platelet count reaches 75 then we’ll start the final phase of chemo (maintenance).  it lasts 3 years (three! years!) from the day we start it.  brock will be almost 5 when he’s done with chemo.  i can’t even fathom it, really.

– thankfully, he hasn’t had any horrible nose bleeds lately.  brock’s ENT dr is on vacation this week but when he comes back he’ll take a look in his nose (unless it starts bleeding a lot before then, in which case we’d have a different ENT come look at it).

– B started waving bye bye!  of course, he usually does it AFTER the dr/nurse/physical therapist has left the room and shut the door.

– jay and jaycie got to go to the lake for a few days this weekend.  jaycie’s been asking for weeks to go and i know she had a great time.

– being in the hospital during the summer is INFINITELY harder than being in all winter long.  there are yards to mow, parks to play at, sunshine to enjoy, zoo animals to visit, pools to swim in, neighbors and cousins to play with, vegetables to plant, lakes to ski in, bikes to ride…and almost none of it can be done while we’re in the hospital. 

– off to bed.  thank you for continuing to pray with us.

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3 Comments »

  1. i am so sorry you are still hospitalized. i too pray for a speedy recovery for brockstar!! i continue to lift you all up in prayer with strength, courage, patience and complete healing.
    Love and Blessings, Mary G.

    Comment by mary gubser — June 1, 2010 @ 7:10 am

  2. We were at the lake this weekend and so I just read the last two posts. Believe me I can totally relate, we are huge lake people and I remember not much time there during Hillary’s treatment. Just keep in mind this will pass and then you can play catch up with lots and lots of that and all the other stuff too! It is so hard but through lots of prayer and God’s Grace you will make it through, even when the days come that you don’t feel like you can, God will carry you through. I will be praying Brock will be better soon and out of the hospital and back home.

    Comment by Lou Ann Amstutz — June 1, 2010 @ 7:40 am

  3. YOU KNOW GOD IS SO FAITHFUL!, WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR BROCK,THE FAMILY AND DOCTOR’S.
    HOPEFULLY YOU WILL ENJOY SOME SUMMER TIME FUN!! GOD BLESS YOU, KEEP STRONG!

    Comment by ESMERALDA — June 1, 2010 @ 3:00 pm


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