Brock Rocks

October 13, 2010

Moving Along

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 12:15 pm

Things are moving along nicely up here.  Yesterday morning they moved us out of the PICU and to the surgical floor.  We were actually a little bummed because the nurse we had in the PICU is a neighbor of ours and one of our favorites!  Also a little bummed because in all of the months we’ve spent in the hospital we’ve either been on the hem/onc floor or the PICU.  The surgical floor is a whole new world full of brand new nurses (well, brand new to us).

You know my brain works better with bullets, especially when there are more than a few things to update.

– chest xray from yesterday and today looked much better than all of the ones before surgery.  the surgeon fellow said that B’s heart is back in the right place (always a good thing) and that there’s still a little pocket of air outside of his lung but that it’s MUCH smaller than before.

– the chest tube will stay hooked up to suction until 6pm tonight and then they’ll water seal it.  if his chest xray still looks good tomorrow morning then hopefully they’ll take the chest tube out some time tomorrow.

– we’ve started him on lortab and are planning to take the epidural and foley catheter out today.

– we’re still working on getting his feeds back up to where they were before surgery.  when we started them yesterday his belly got big and distended.  we’ve added colace and reglan today.  hopefully those two will help so that we can keep increasing his feeds.

– after the chest tube comes out the only thing keeping us here will be pain management.  we can go home whenever he’s on just lortab (right now it’s lortab and morphine).

– he’s still had a low grade fever most of the time.

Praises:
– the surgery went so well
– the biopsy that they sent to pathology showed now evidence of aspergillus (the fungal infection)!!
– we have such wonderful family and church family that bring us food while we’re up here

Prayer Requests:
– that we will be able to adequately and effectively manage his pain
– that the epidural, foley, and chest tube all come out without complications

Thank you so much for checking on us and praying for us!  God has used all of you to be a blessing to us!

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3 Comments »

  1. Actually, God has used YOU to be a blessing to all of us. You probably have no idea how your faith in God and total reliance on Him has inspired so many of us to examine our own faith. I continue to pray daily for you and your family. God is good…

    Comment by Yvonne Grady — October 13, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

  2. Happy to read that Brock is doing good. Praying that you will soon go home and back to your new normal.

    Comment by sg - KS — October 13, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

  3. I LOVE PRAISES!! AND YES WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY!!

    Comment by ESMERALDA — October 13, 2010 @ 11:03 pm


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