Brock Rocks

September 28, 2010

Surgery Again

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 2:44 pm

So it turns out it wasn’t just a line infection and it had spread to his blood stream.  The good news is that it was a pretty common, easy to treat type of bacteria.  He’s had negative bloodculture since Sunday afternoon so that means that we can finish the last 11 days of iv antibiotics at home.

Yesterday we had a previously scheduled appointment with the infectious disease doctor to discuss the plans for treating the fungal infection and when we might be able to stop the iv antifungal.  Since we were already in the hospital she scheduled us for a CT scan for that evening (to see how the fungal infection looked).

When the radiologist looked at the scan this morning he was concerned because Brock has a large pneumatacele in his left lung that’s pushing his lung, heart, and trachea over to the right side.  Basically, his left lung isn’t being used at all.  They’ve consulted with the surgeons who’ve decided that he needs to have another thoracotomy done to (remove? drain? I’m not sure) the pneumatacele.  Brock’s surgeon left town today but he looked at the CT scan before he left.  He’ll be back on Monday and Brock will probably have surgery then (if they can fit him into the schedule).  Just in case you don’t have every little bit of Brock’s medical history buried deep in your brain, a thorocotomy is the same type of surgery he had done back in April to remove the fungal infection.

Brock’s awake.  More later.


  1. Wishing for longer spans of ‘normal’ for you guys, but I’m sure the ‘normal’ is a blessing even if it’s brief and sporatic. Prayers continue, but I feel a little useless. Anything I can do for you guys right now? Grocery shopping, some soups you can freeze for dinner, something for Jaycie, etc?

    Comment by Crystal — September 28, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

  2. Continuing to pray for Brock and your family. Praying for a miraculous and complete healing from the Great Physician.

    Comment by Susan — September 28, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

  3. Love to you all during this time. Thank goodness the doctors are remaining alert to all issues. Father please guide the hands of these surgeons and fill their hearts and minds with Your wisdom.

    Linda Heikkila

    Comment by Linda Heikkila — September 28, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

  4. This poor kid is having more than his share of infections, poor little guy. Hope than can get him straightened out and hope the problem is not one that will cause any long term problems.
    Will pass on the update and prayers will be going up to Him who hears them all. It’s sooo hard to try and be patient when His schedule is not ours, but we know His is the right time so hang in there.
    (((((((((HUGS N LOVE ))))))))))))) from all the prayer warriors

    Comment by Barbaqra & Danny — September 28, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

  5. thanks for the update, definately praying!

    Comment by marcy — September 28, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

  6. Keep snuggling the little fighter!
    He’ll lick it with all the love you shower on him.

    Comment by Ed Merrell — September 29, 2010 @ 6:11 am

  7. “The Long and Winding Road” Prayers continue to be said daily for you all.
    Blessings, Mary Gubser

    Comment by mary gubser — September 29, 2010 @ 7:41 am

  8. Our prayers continue for little Brock he is just a mighty warrior and your family has been through a lot… Although we may never understand why GOD knows why…

    Comment by linda — September 29, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

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