Brock Rocks

April 29, 2011

a week in review

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 8:39 pm

monday – brock woke up with a fever.  went to clinic for a cbc, chemistries, and blood cultures.  everything looked fine and came home.

tuesday – brock’s first day back at gymnastics since, you know, his heart stopped.  he did good.  he’s weaker than before but he did good.  i had a 12 week ob appointment and had to take both kids with me.  the entertained themselves by playing peek-a-boo in the little dressing area of the exam room.  jaycie thought she was big stuff when the ob (who was wonderful with my kids, btw) let her hold the doppler and listen to the heartbeat.

wednesday – brock’s first day back to school and he did good.  picked him up early for another clinic appointment.  talked with his primary oncologist about what they discussed in their inter-disciplinary meeting.  it comes down to this: we know he stopped breathing and his heart stopped because he was in metabolic acidosis.  but we have no idea why he was in metabolic acidosis.  she gave me an acronym of things that can cause it (MUDPILES).  methanol poisning, uremia, diabetic ketoacidosis, infection, sulfa drugs, can’t remember the rest.  we went through the whole list and tried to figure out what could of caused it and nothing is overtly evident.  {there are several things that make us think it wasn’t the fungal infection: no fever, no fungal nodules, how quickly he got sick and how quickly he got better, and the ct scan was clear).  so yeah.  it’s frustrating, to say the least.  please pray for wisdom in how to proceed with his treatment.  knowing how to proceed stems largely from knowing what caused him to acidotic.

thursday – the one day this week we weren’t at a doctor’s office.  went to the festival of the arts for a little while.  sooner start (free special services) came to the house and we talked about transitioning him to public school when he turns 3.  in 6 short months.  wow.

friday – brock woke up coughing and congested so the clinic wanted to see him again.  i think he’s made them all a little nervous.  🙂  his lungs sounded fine and his blood work looked good so we came back home.  praying it’s just a cold.

oh, and brock’s hair is starting to fall out again.  no one knows why.  maybe just the trauma of all he’s been through in the last month. 

just in case you wanted to give but haven’t been able to yet, tomorrow (the 30th) is the last day you’ll be able to donate through the giveforward fundraiser.  I can’t thank you all enough for giving so generously.  you’ve lifted a tremendous burden from us and we’re so thankful for how God has used you.

Easter pictures coming soon…


  1. I didn’t know you were expecting baby #3!! Very exciting!! Praying for a healthy and safe pregnancy! Little Brock sure knows how to give you a run for your money! Praying for clarity in how to care for him, but mostly that his heart doesn’t stop again! Love your little family!

    Comment by Rebecca Wuth — April 29, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

  2. Looking forward to Eater Pictures.
    Can imagine how frustrating it is to not have an answer to something that scary. How about a 2nd opinion?
    We’ll keep praying
    God Bless

    Comment by Barbara Whipple — April 29, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

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