Brock Rocks

April 13, 2011


Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 11:01 am

Over 5,000 people read the post where I told you about the day Brock’s heart stopped

About 1,000 have read the posts since then.

Are you telling people about what God has done?  Please.  Tell them to come back and see that Brock is sitting up in bed, asking to watch more Max & Ruby, and pushing the buttons on the bed while he says “Ride!!”  Tell them about how every single doctor or nurse that comes into his room talks about what a miracle it is that he’s not only alive, but doing so well. 

Last night we got a visit from one of the doctors that was with us in the ER on Thursday morning – one of the doctors that said more than one time that he didn’t have a pulse.  (Doctors don’t just DO that, by the way.  Come by to see a patient that’s not on their service.  This one loves God and can see what He is doing.)  She stood at the foot of Brock’s bed next to me while we watched him sleep and she said “You do know this is a miracle, right?”

I do.

She also told me that the way she treats her patients and the way she prays for her patients is different because of Brock.  Because of what she’s seen God do in Brock.

That makes everything we’ve been through worth it.

Brock is doing well.  Breathing on his own, sitting up, eating a little bit, talking, laughing.  We will do a CT scan of his head, chest, and abdomen in the next few days to get a clearer picture of what’s going on with the fungal infection.  One of the biggest concerns is that it could be in his brain – please join us in praying that it’s not.  We also know (from the past) that the infection is in his right eye.  The opthamologist should come by today or tomorrow to make sure it hasn’t gotten worse.  If it has, they’ll have to inject (with a needle!) medicine into his eye.  Holy Moses.  Please please pray that the infection in his eye is not worse.

The doctors still aren’t sure about which (and how many) iv antifungal drugs to send us home on.  Please pray that God would give them wisdom and clarity in making this decision.  Pray that we will be sent home with something that’s manageable.  It’s hard to be a normal little boy when you’re hooked up to a machine 6 hours a day.

This post cut short by the fact that Brock wants me to play a riveting game of throw-the-pillow-on-the-floor-and-have-mom-pick-it-up-while-I-laugh. 

More later.

Much love and many thanks to you all.


  1. Vanessa – YOU are the testimony of God’s faithfulness. My faith and prayer time is stronger because I have read for a year now about how a family in the midst of crisis still praises God in the storm…still believes that God is Brock’s healer and still believes that God answers prayer. This is an amazing testimony. Thank you!

    Comment by Brenda Bracklein — April 13, 2011 @ 11:18 am

  2. Praise Jesus!!! Oh my goodness, that’s all I have. I’m speechless. Except that I am a million times so happy for you!

    Comment by Mari — April 13, 2011 @ 11:33 am

  3. God is so amazing! Tears in my eyes! Praise Him for your little miracle. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us.

    Comment by tina — April 13, 2011 @ 11:52 am

  4. HUZZAHS for the tough little man.

    An attachment to Brock via prayer is an honor and priviledge.

    Huzzahs for his fam as well for all they and Brock have accomplished!

    Comment by Ed — April 13, 2011 @ 11:55 am

  5. “That makes everything we’ve been through worth it.”

    Your faith continues to minister to me daily.

    Continuously praying for Brock and all of you.


    Comment by Crystal — April 13, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

  6. Just before reading this I praised God for all the miracles He has provided, that of which included your little boy. Amazing post, amazing message and a beyond amazing MIRACLE. Thank you for sharing your daily struggles and joys with us. We will continue to pray for Brock and your precious family.

    Comment by Ashley — April 13, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

  7. i try and try to wrap my mind around what God is doing with Brock and i can’t. it’s too big for me. like the stories in the Bible, i understand them and i believe them, but fully comprehending them…it’s too much. God is too big for my little mind.

    praying about the meds and the eye thing. a needle? HOLY COW, that made me gasp out loud. praying that won’t be necessary.

    p.s. the kids i used to nanny for loved max & ruby, such a cute show.

    Comment by mrs. darling — April 13, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

  8. What a miracle! Sending continued prayers for Brock’s strength and recovery. Prayers for your whole family and the doctors too. 🙂

    Comment by T. — April 13, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

  9. LOVE this. God is writing such a beautiful story here. Thank you so much for sharing, and I am so, so glad that Brock is doing so much better!!!

    Comment by Brianna — April 13, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

  10. Hart Family,

    I don’t really know you personally, but Vanessa we went to school together and share many mutual friends. I have been following Brock’s amazing story and I just wanted to let you know he and your family have been in my prayers. I admire the faith you have shown throughout this journey. Not only has God done amazing things through Brock, he will also do amazing things with your testimony and use it for His glory!
    Rock on little Brock!

    Cindy Greear

    Comment by Cindy — April 13, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

  11. What wonderful news. I was so upset to read your post the other day, but am so glad to see this fabulous news. God is so good. I will keep praying for your sweet boy that he may be healed.

    Comment by Sharon — April 13, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

  12. LOVE this and oh how the miracle of Brock transcends his health & well being too. For example, his mother’s ability to articulate such strength, wisdom, encouragement and appreciation in the midst of this difficult circumstance. Her fortitude at keeping all of us Brockstar focused followers, Jesus focused followers. Praise Him for the emotional miracles of your entire family! Continually praying for you all.

    Comment by Adrian — April 13, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

  13. What a little miracle Brock is. So glad Jeannett has shared with us your story and Brock’s story. Such a cute little guy. Praying for your family and look forward to more posts and pics. hugs

    Comment by Robbin — April 13, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

  14. Yes, Brock is truly a miracle. There is no other way to explain it. I pray the fungal infection is not spreading and affecting more of his little body. I ask Him to please keep the infection in his eye at bay so he doesn’t have to go through the procedure you mentioned. OUCH!
    May He continue to bless and keep you in the palm of His hand.

    COLE’S prayer team

    Comment by Janet — April 13, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

  15. The blessing for us who pray and see a miracle like Brock is thinking about what God has planned for him ;0)

    Comment by Barbara Whipple — April 13, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

  16. PRAISE THE LORD. Rejoice in His great gifts to us. Thank you Lord!!!

    and p.s.
    Tell Jaycie “Hi” and we love her too!

    Comment by Cindi Cartwright — April 14, 2011 @ 7:43 am

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