Brock Rocks

April 16, 2011

concert, picture, prayer request

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 9:46 pm

Thank you so much for coming to the benefit and silent auction!  You are the hands and feet of Christ and we are so overwhelming blessed by all of your love, prayers, and support.

{Jaycie’s reading over my shoulder as I type and she just said “Why did you spell ‘love’?  Ha!}

We talked with a different doctor today (Brock’s primary oncologist) about our concerns regarding whether or not it really was the fungal infection that caused him to go into cardiac arrest.  There are a lot of things that don’t add up – the ct scan just being one of them.  The fact that he never had any fevers before it happened is one of them.  Another is that we draw a lab every month (galactomannan antigen) that, in theory, should be elevated if the fungal infection is getting worse.  He had one drawn less than 24 hours before he went into cardiac arrest and it was the same as all of the other ones had been.  So yeah.  We’ve been feeling a little uneasy about the explanation so far and thankfully this doctor is feeling a little uneasy about it to.  We just don’t want to miss something else that might’ve caused it.  She has a few theories (one of them having to do with his adrenal gland) so we’re doing more lab work and praying that God would give the doctors a clear picture about what’s going on.

{If you were at the concert today you heard that I told Jay he was acting like me and giving too many details – and there I did it again.}

On a lighter note, here’s a picture of Brock from today!  This is his ‘chemo duck’ that he received from the Child Life department.  The duck had an infusaport just like Brock and comes with a bag full of real medical supplies.  Brock likes to clean the port and hook a syringe up to it.  (He’s putting tape on the port in this picture).  Of course Jaycie likes to play with it too.  This evening she gave the duck a femoral line like Brock had last week.  🙂

Prayer Requests:
– that the doctors would be able to find out EXACTLY what caused Brock’s heart to stop last week and if it is really the fungal infection that Jay and I would have a peace about it
– the Brock will stay in remission FOREVER – especially since we’re not sure if he’ll be able to continue with the 2 years worth of chemo he has left
– that the bloot clot in his leg will respond to the drugs and not do any damage
– that Jay and I will be able to administer the drug for the blood clot when we get home (we have to give him a shot in the belly)  😦
– that God will protect Brock’s kidneys from damage due to the antifungal drugs

– the ct scan looked relatively good!
– there doesn’t appear to be any active infection in his eyes
– Brock is acting like his old normal self.  completely a miracle!


  1. Another adorable picture! We are sooooo glad you ar3e asking so many questions and pushing for better answers, some times they are so busy they over look something simple.
    WE will all be praying that they find what is causing everything.
    It is so great to see a miracle, sure doesn’t look sick does he?
    God Bless,
    Barbara & Danny

    Comment by Barbara Whipple — April 16, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

  2. Wow, wow, wow! I continue to follow you all and still praying for Brock. I’m in awe of our God who keeps showing up. We serve an awesome God and Brock will be testifying of His goodness faaarrr into adulthood.

    Comment by Shelley — April 17, 2011 @ 8:56 am

  3. Maybe what a friend does with her sons clotting injection. She sneaks in while he is asleep and gives it before she leaves for work. Since he is asleep and the injection subQ and he is asleep he rarely even wakes up!
    Good luck

    Comment by Tammy — April 17, 2011 @ 11:31 am

  4. OOPS posting while being face painted by your grand daughter is not conducive to a coherent message!

    Comment by Tammy — April 17, 2011 @ 11:33 am

  5. Vanessa,

    I love the picture of Brock!!! He looks adorable!!! The chemo duck is SUCH a great idea!!!

    I pray the doctors DO find out what caused Brock’s arrest, so it will NOT happen again!!!

    ♥♥ Love ya!! ♥♥
    C.O.L.E.’s Foundation
    (Caring Openly, Loving Eternally)

    Comment by Sandy Daron — April 17, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

  6. What a wondeful picture to see!!! He truly is a miracle of God!! If you ever need any help with your Lovenox email me! What a real miracle that he is already home and doing so well! The only answer to unexplainable questions, is the work of God!

    Comment by Jennifer Shireman Anderson — April 18, 2011 @ 8:48 am

  7. Such a handsome little dude! Showering you with prayers as you get ready to head home soon. You are loved out here in California!! XOXOX

    Comment by Rebecca Wuth — April 18, 2011 @ 11:53 am

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