Brock Rocks

February 13, 2012

ct scan tomorrow

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 10:05 pm

i can’t even organize my thoughts enough to write this post because my heart is so heavy for a girl i went to high school with. her 7 year old son died suddenly, tragically, accidentally yesterday. i’ve thought of her all day and how she must be feeling. life is so hard. and so short. too short. i cannot even count how many children under the age of 15 that i know personally who have died in the last 2 years. it overwhelms me and makes me long for heaven. i’m clinging to this promise tonight and i pray that she is too.

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Revelations 21:4

brock has a ct scan at 8 tomorrow morning to check the status of the fungal infection. the fact that he’s recovering from rsv complicates things. he needs to be sedated and put on a ventilator for the ct scan but they’re hesitant to do that because of the rsv. the plan is for the doctor to listen to his lungs as soon as we get there and if they sound healthy enough then we’ll go through with the ct scan. if not, we’ll reschedule. he’s also having some labs drawn tomorrow that check the fungal infection (we do those every 2 weeks).

so brock is really doing well. his breathing continues to be stable and we are SO thankful that he’s been able to fight off the rsv without needing to be hospitalized. unfortunately, reese is sick now. the after-hours pediatrician checked her out on sunday and said that her lungs sounded ok. so her breathing is fine – she’s just coughing and congested. the bigger concern is that she hasn’t been nursing well.


– that brock’s been able to fight of an illness AT HOME.
– that reese’s lungs/breathing are ok so far

prayer requests:
– please pray for my friend as she mourns the loss of her son
– pray that if they do the ct scan tomorrow, everything will go well. pray that he’ll have no problems with sedation and being put on or coming off the ventilator.
– pray that the scan would show good results – no active or worsening infection.
– pray that reese would get well and would start nursing more so that she doesn’t become dehydrated

thank you so much for continuing to pray with us. it’s been a long (almost) 2.5 years and we’re so thankful for those of you have walked this road with us. and guess what? (i should’ve put this under the praises). brock only has 1 year of chemo left!!


  1. So sorry to hear of your friend’s tragic loss- I pray for comfort for her & the family. We prayed for Brock today in class-praying that everything goes well with the scan& for good results. Also praying for Reese’s fast recovery.

    Comment by Shannon Edwards — February 13, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

  2. So very sorry to hear of your friend’s son, how tragic. My heart goes out to the family and asking the Lord to shower down His loving comfort and peace.

    Thinking of sweet Brock and trusting God to keep your precious boy in His protective healing care.

    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 13, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

  3. So sorry to hear of your friend’s tragic loss. Continuing to pray for Brock and the rest of the family.

    Comment by Susan — February 14, 2012 @ 9:01 am

  4. God bless you, Brock, Reese and your family.. You are in my prayers and your friend will also be in my prayers. It was tragic and you always have to trust God that He knows best. I know it will be hard for everyone, but God has promised us that He will not give us more than we can bear. God love you all. Olga Pruett

    Comment by Olga Pruett — February 14, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

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