Brock Rocks

February 19, 2011

Living in the Hospital

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 12:34 pm

It’s amazing how quickly we get out of the routine of living in the hospital. I hate that every time we start to feel a little bit normal, something new happens.

Brock tested positive for Flu A last night. He’s been lethargic for about a week now.

We took him to a local high school yesterday to tell his story because the school had raised over $250,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation (the people that nominated Brock to be a Miracle Child and be in the calendar)

He fell asleep on the way home and stayed asleep for another couple of hours after we got home.  When Jay got home from work he went to wake him up so we could go out to dinner for Jaycie’s birthday.

His temp was 104.

Jay and Brock left for the ER while Jaycie and I went to dinner with Jay’s parents. Right as we finished with dinner Jay called to say that he’d tested positive for flu, he was neutropenic (white count was dangerously low), and was being admitted for iv antibiotics.

Jaycie’s birthday party is today.

Thankfully, Jay’s mom is going to stay with Brock so he can be home for the party. I’m sure Jaycie will be sad that her Grammie isn’t there, though.

I took Jaycie to the dr this morning to make sure she didn’t have the flu also.  She doesn’t, but she (as well as Jay and I) are all taking Tamiflu just to be safe.  (Good grief! That stuff’s expensive! I had no idea.)


Pray that Brock’s white count comes up quickly, that he doesn’t have any more fever, that his blood cultures all stay negative, and that his lungs stay healthy.

Pray that Jaycie has a good party today, despite the circumstances. Pray for wisdom and understanding for her.

Pray that Jay and I can get back into the swing of hospital-living quickly.

The doorbell just rang and someone had flowers and balloons sent to Jaycie for her birthday. The card’s not signed and she thinks it’s so cool that she has a secret admirer!

Thank you all so much for continuing to pray for us and support us. We could not do this without you!


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  2. Praying for all the specifics listed, and also praying for a fast recovery & short hospital stay, and that his port will not have to be removed. So sorry this happened.

    Comment by Shannon Edwards — February 19, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

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