Brock Rocks

July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 1:36 pm

The clinic appointment last Friday went fine.  His vanc level was actually lower than it should have been so they inceased his dose from every 12 hours to every 8.  We finished the round on Monday.  Praise the Lord! 

He goes back to clinic next Wednesday (the 21st) for iv chemo and a spinal tap.  The last time we tried a spinal tap it didn’t work so please pray that it goes better this time!

Also, our oncologist is going to talk to our infectious disease doctor about when it might be ok to stop the last iv antifungal that he’s on (ambisome).  Of course we would be thrilled if we could stop it because then his port wouldn’t have to be accessed all the time and he could do normal-kid stuff.  Like bathe.  There are other, more important reasons to want to stop it though.  It’s pretty hard on his kidneys.  Or maybe liver.  Or perhaps both.  So we’re praying that ID will give us the go-ahead on stopping the ambisome soon.

Brock’s still making good progress on his gross motor skills.  He definitely re-mastered the art of crawling.  I posted on facebook a few days ago that there’s nothing quite like following a toddler around with an iv pump while he crawls all over the house.  Now he’s working on pulling up and bearing weight on his legs.

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11 Comments »

  1. i have followed ya’ll from day one 🙂 i just have to say he has come a LONG way and i know there is still a long road ahead but WOW!!! getting so big and he looks JUST like his sister 🙂

    Comment by Ashley Watts — July 13, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

  2. Vanessa,
    I see that Brock is using the pump for feeds. Austin had used the same pump and we have those exact bags. Austin is bolused now, and we have about 60 bags that we have in our closet. I would like to give them to someone who needs them rather than throw them away. So if you would like them, I can bring them to you or meet you at the ONC clinic when you are there. Just let me know and they r yours.

    Becky Keith
    robertbecky2003@yahoo.com
    378-2420/378-2420

    Comment by Becky Keith — July 13, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

    • We have tons and hopefully we’ll switch to bolus feeds soon so I don’t think we need them. Thank you though!

      Comment by Vanessa — July 15, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

  3. That precious baby. What a little munchkin he is with those chubby cheeks! Jaycie is a good helper.

    We keep praying for him!
    With love,
    Vicky and Sam Bass

    Comment by vicky bass — July 13, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

  4. I am so excited to see Brock crawling – Yipee!!!!! Thank God for even the smallest of things – my prayers are with you all. Father please continue to remove all obstacles so that Brock may fully recover.

    Love ya,

    Comment by Linda Heikkila — July 13, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

  5. Such adorable pictures of you crawling sweetie! May the Lord keep you in His healing protection.

    “An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children, He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others” – A. W. Tozer

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ *GOD LOVES YOU* ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    In His Love,

    Caterina
    C.O.L.E.’S FOUNDATION MD Rep
    caterina@colesfoundation.org
    C.O.L.E. (Caring Openly, Loving Eternally) Prayer Team
    http://www.colesfoundation.com
    24/7 Prayer Line 888-365-COLE (2653)
    http://www.kidsunitetofight.com

    “There are many Americans who are clever and fearless, but the trouble is many are small children fighting an ugly disease.”

    Comment by Caterina Grove — July 13, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

  6. Wonderful update. He is so precious!! God is good and even though we don’t know you personally our family prays for you all daily!!

    Comment by Jennifer — July 13, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

  7. Vanessa, I’m so happy for you and your family that Brock continues to make progress! I read every update and have been silent, but don’t interpret that to mean we’re not pulling for you all.

    Thank you so much for keeping us all posted. I hope you can begin to see some daylight at the end of the long tunnel.

    Marion Homier (from Tinker)

    Comment by Marion — July 13, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

  8. I am so proud of Brock! What a strong little boy. He really is doing so well, I am so happy at his progress in the past few weeks. Let us know if you need anything,we’re here for you guys. Our new department should be opening soon. Continued prayers daily!
    Emily

    Comment by Emily Overland — July 13, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

  9. Way to go Brock!!! You are one tough little man … keep improving buddy!!!

    Michael L. Wingo
    COLE Prayer Team
    http://www.colesfoundation.org

    Comment by Michael L. Wingo — July 14, 2010 @ 11:22 am

  10. It’s so great to see pics of Brock on the move! And I love the one with Jaycie following with the IV thing. You don’t know me, but I’ve been following your site for months from Columbia, SC. I pray that Brock continues to improve.

    Comment by Kathy — July 14, 2010 @ 4:26 pm


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