Brock Rocks

July 7, 2010

Exciting News

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 9:40 pm

The vanc level came back within the normal range this morning (after hours of trying to get his port to draw).  Praise the Lord!  We got to come home this afternoon and will continue the iv antibiotic at home.  We have a clinic appointment on Friday morning so they’ll draw a vanc trough then, as well as some other labs.

In more exciting news, Brock has been making lots of developmental progress in the last few weeks.  When Sooner Start came to evaluate him almost 4 weeks ago he couldn’t even lay on his tummy and push up with his arms.  Two days ago he started crawling again!  He’s also started signing “ball” (his FAVORITE toy to play with) and “water” (for his sippy cup).  We’re so thankful that God is continuing to make him stronger every day.

We have a date set for the g-tube/fundo surgery.  August 17.  We’re praying that God would continue to heal his body and remove scar tissue so that the surgeon will be able to do the fundoplication.  We’re also praying that doing the surgery will help him be able to transition back to eating real food.  It’s been 9 months since he’s eaten more than a few bites of food.  Not eating weakens the muscles in the mouth and is causing speech delays as well so this is definitely something that we want to work on.

Tomorrow we should be able to see the proofs from Brock’s Children’s Miracle Network calendar shoot.  Can’t wait!  Also, Jay, Brock and I were invited to the CMN’s Dancing for a Miracle Gala and asked to share a 3-5 minute version of Brock’s story.  (Ha!)  They’re also using Brock’s footprint for some type of gift for all of the sponsors (or maybe all of the attendees…I’m not sure).  We’re very honored to be a part of the event.

I posted some new pictures to Flickr.  The link is over there on the right.

Please continue to pray for our friends who lost their 2 day old son last week.  Pray also for some friends of  ours from the hem/onc floor who are trying to decide whether or not they should keep treating or let their daughter go to be with the Lord.  The daughter was a CMN miracle child last year.  We’re praying that the peace that passes all understanding rains down on both of these families.


  1. Such joy and such sorrow in your posting. Praying for the families that lost their precious babies! But such jubilation with Brock’s progress! YEA, Brock! Your grandmother would be so proud of you! Love to all, and we continue our prayers for health and peace!

    Comment by Tanni — July 7, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

  2. As I was driving across town this evening, I wondered how many people saw the magnificent sunset in the West with sunlight shooting through the clouds. It made me thing how big our God is and how He can be so many places at once. I know He has been with you every step of this incredibly challenging journey with Brock. Afterall, He’s the one who gave him his tenacious spirit. Keep up the good work, little Brock. We are praying for you.
    Love,Vicky and Sam Bass

    Comment by vicky bass — July 7, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

  3. Thank you Father for the continued miracles in this family’s life. The latest pictures are great! Looks like everyone in this family qualifies as true “hams”. May God continue to rain His glory on you all every day!

    Love ya,

    Comment by Linda Heikkila — July 8, 2010 @ 7:29 am

  4. Praise the Lord for all this wonderful news! I remember a few times when Hillary was on TV during her treatment and how exciting that was! I will be continuing to pray for Brock and these other 2 families.
    Lou Ann

    Comment by Lou Ann Amstutz — July 8, 2010 @ 8:28 am

  5. I’m overjoyed to hear of his progress! We’re praying for continued healing.

    My prayers are with the other two families as well. Such heartache.

    Comment by DeLyn — July 8, 2010 @ 10:49 am


    Comment by ESMERALDA — July 8, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

  7. How very AWESOME on all this news! Praise the Lord again and again!

    Comment by Cindi Cartwright — July 9, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

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