Brock Rocks

February 6, 2012

Oh February. You did it again.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 9:56 pm

February 2009 – Brock is 3 months old and gets RSV. Spends a night in the ER getting fluids and does breathing treatments at home.

February 2010 – Brock comes home after spending 19 weeks in the hospital. He is 1 year old and can’t eat, talk, roll over, crawl, or walk. But at least he’s home – for a few weeks out of the month.

February 2011 – Brock is hospitalized for the flu the day before Jaycie’s birthday party.

February 2012 – Full circle. Brock has RSV.

You guys. February has it out for us. If it weren’t for Jaycie’s birthday I’d want to skip the whole month. And poor darling has had her birthday interrupted in some way or another every single year since her brother was born.

Jay and I try really hard to praise Him in the storm, but honestly, I was having a hard time today. It just stinks. I hate that he’s sick. I hate that we have to use the nebulizer. We JUST finished a round of steroids (as part of his leukemia treatment protocol) and now we’re going to have to do more steroids. I hate steroids. I’m so so SO worried about the baby getting RSV. So worried.

I was cranky. Jay could tell you. 😉

So I started praying that God would change my attitude – that He would show me something to be thankful for – that I WOULD be able to praise Him in the storm, even when I didn’t feel like it.

– Brock’s had NO fever and therefore been able to avoid a trip to the ER and/or a hospital stay.
– Despite how crappy his lungs are, the RSV hasn’t caused him to have any problems breathing.
– The baby ISN’T sick.

If you know me well you know I’m NOT an optimist. Which means it took everything I had not to type “yet” at the end of each of those sentences. But I AM thankful and praising God for those things.

Please pray with us that God will protect Reese from getting sick, that Brock’s immune system will be able to fight off this virus, and that he won’t have any difficulties breathing.


  1. Thank you for putting the challenges of my day in perspective. I am still praying for you all. You guys are doing a good job. Hang in there.

    Comment by Kim — February 6, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

  2. Dearest sweet precious Brock, so very sorry you are having another rough time. Asking God to cover you inside and out with His healing protection.

    Sending much love and hugs as always.

    Isaiah 58:8
    Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

    (F)ully (R)ely (O)n (G)od

    “An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children, He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others” – A. W. Tozer

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ *GOD LOVES YOU* ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    In His Love,

    C.O.L.E.’S FOUNDATION Maryland Rep
    C.O.L.E. (Caring Openly, Loving Eternally) Prayer Team
    24/7 Prayer Line 888-365-COLE (2653)

    “There are many Americans who are clever and fearless, but the trouble is many are small children fighting an ugly disease.

    Comment by Caterina Grove — February 6, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

  3. I hate February, too. Praying for all your requests.

    Comment by Mrs. Darling — February 6, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

  4. February has wronged you!! If it weren’t for Abby’s birthday, I would wish February away for you! Huggles and Kisses for all. Praying Brock feels better asap and Reese/Jaycie do not get sick. Love ya!

    Comment by Liv — February 6, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

  5. I am praying for you all. In Christ,

    Comment by Lou Ann Amstutz — February 7, 2012 @ 7:05 am

  6. I appreciate your honesty, Vanessa. It’s “better than a hallelujah”, as the song says. I am praying for you and Brock, and the whole family right now. Carol

    Comment by Carol — February 7, 2012 @ 7:16 am

  7. Read the Psalms–You are not the first to feel this way. God ‘gets it’. And loves you. And your precious family. Thank you SO much for hanging in there. It matters.

    Comment by Cindi Cartwright — February 7, 2012 @ 8:12 am

  8. Love your honesty! Praying for protection for your family!

    Comment by stacyneus — February 7, 2012 @ 8:52 am

  9. Praying for you. You need it. God is faithful and will not put on you more than you can handle. I’m proud of you. God bless. Olga Pruett

    Comment by Olga Pruett — February 7, 2012 @ 11:18 am

  10. We’re all always with you!

    Comment by Ed — February 7, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

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