Brock Rocks

April 14, 2011

Good News and Bad News

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 7:02 pm

What a day.

Brock had his ct scan this afternoon.  It showed no impressive areas of fungal infection.  Basically, it looked pretty much like the last ct he had months ago.

It’s exactly what Jay and I prayed for, but I still don’t get it.  I don’t know enough about medicine/imaging/etc to know why the ultrasound of his abdomen from last Thursday makes them think the fungal infection is everywhere, but the ct doesn’t really show that.  I can’t wrap my head around it.

I do know that God is good and He is big and He is Jehovah Rapha.

The other good news is that the opthamologist looked in his eyes again today and doesn’t see anything concerning – just the old scar tissue from before.

The bad news: the ct scan showed a blood clot in his femoral vein, most likely from the fem line he had last week in the ICU.  (But the good news is at least we did the ct today and were able to find it.  Otherwise we would’ve been going home tomorrow without knowing it was there or treating it and bad stuff could have happened.)  He’ll start on an anti-coagulant tonight (Lovenox) which means a shot every 12 hours….for quite awhile.  😦  They did a doppler study on the veins and arteries in his legs today and we’ll follow up with those periodically until it resolves.  Oh, and we won’t be going home until some time next week.

So, praise the Lord because the ct scan didn’t show anything horrible, but we’re kind of confused/unsettled/etc about what exactly is going on.  (and by ‘we’ I mean me and Jay and our families – the drs don’t seem very concerned about the ambiguity)

Pray for wisdom for them and peace for us.

The conert and silent auction is still on for this Saturday.  Someone asked my sister if it was a family friendly event and the answer is a resounding yes!  So family friendly that there’ll be someone there making snow cones.  🙂

Pray for Jay and I tomorrow.  We’ll both be talking to a couple of different media outlets about Brock’s story and the fundraiser on Saturday.  Jay’s probably not nervous but I am.  Oh and if you see me on tv, remember that I’m living in the hospital and have no make up or hairdryer here.  🙂

More tomorrow.  Thank you for praying for us!

Oh!  Want a better picture than the last one?  This is from several days ago but I don’t have a camera here and it’s all I have.


  1. Oh, thank you for the picture–the rest of us were needing to see his smile too!!

    Praise the Lord over and over for His kindness and grace to your dear family.

    Comment by Cindi Cartwright — April 14, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

  2. Smiles!!

    Comment by melissa — April 14, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

  3. he looks like such a big boy laying there! i guess in my mind he’s still a tiny baby, but definately not. so glad to hear the news of the ct scan! yeah, it’s weird…praying for peace while you all sort through the ambiguity.

    Comment by mrs. darling — April 14, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

  4. Vanessa,
    You don’t know me, but I’ve followed Brock’s story for over a year now. I just want to tell you that I have you guys in my prayers every day and I know that God has little Brock in His hands. My wish and prayer for your family is to know peace and that Brock will grow up to be a wonderful man that can share his amazing story with people.

    God bless you all..


    Comment by Lisa G — April 14, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

  5. So grateful for his good CT scan! We’re continuing to pray for complete healing for Brock and peace and strength for his family.
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bad picture of you — even when you’ve been at the hospital for long stretches! Hope I get to see you on the news!

    Comment by Susie — April 14, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

  6. He is just beautiful. We are continuing to pray. I noticed the other day there was a sign up to bring dinner and I tried to get back on to sign up and now I cannot find it. I know you do not know me but I am a cancer survivor mom who’s daughter is now 26! PRaise the Lord and we would love to bring dinner if it is still needed. Please email and let me know if so and when.

    Comment by Lou Ann Amstutz — April 14, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

  7. Talk to the Dr’s ask them, tell them what is bothering you let them explaine it and if thye use words you don’t understnad ask them to put it in laymens language for you!
    You are his parents you need to be comfortable with what they are, and are not doing!
    WE will be praying
    God Bless,

    Comment by Barbara Whipple — April 15, 2011 @ 12:34 am

  8. So glad for the good news – praying that you and Jay will be comforted as the uncertainty unfolds. You remain in my prayers. Love to all.

    Comment by — April 15, 2011 @ 8:06 am

  9. God bless!! His smile warms my heart more than I can describe!

    Comment by Olga — April 15, 2011 @ 9:34 am

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