Brock Rocks

July 15, 2012

Prayer Requests

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 8:12 pm

We had such a nice 4th of July! I’ll post pictures once I get them uploaded. It was so nice to celebrate together!

If you follow Brock Rocks on Facebook then you know that we met his new speech therapist last Monday. She specializes in feeding therapy and did an evaluation on Brock. She pointed out that his mouth/tongue muscles are really weak. Eating is hard work for him! God intended for eating to be pleasurable and because of all that’s happened to him it’s not that way for Brock. He also doesn’t feel hungry like a typical child does. We’re going to start meeting with the speech therapist twice a week in addition to his physical therapy and occupational therapy. That means he’ll be going to therapy 3 days a week. Honestly, I’m already dreading it. I’m praying it helps him (and he definitely needs the help) but it just reminds me of how our lives aren’t normal. It makes me sad that my girls get shuffled around while I take him to therapy (they’re not allowed to go). It makes me sad that we spend our summer driving around town, meeting with people to help Brock learn how to eat and kick and use a pencil instead of going to the zoo and the library and the pool. Pray for us, please? That these therapies (especially the feeding therapy) will help Brock. That one day soon we will be able to graduate out of all this therapy. That my girls won’t feel slighted. That they’ll know that they are equally special and unique and important to us.

Brock has a spinal tap Wednesday morning. Pray that it goes well, that he sedates well, that the results are good (they check for leukemia cells in the spinal fluid).

Brock has a CT scan next week to check the fungal infection. Pray that it shows improvement.

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed in pictures but Reese has a little skin tag in front of her left ear. (I think it’s called a preauricular skin tag). We met with a plastic surgeon last week and scheduled her to have surgery on Sep 21 to have it removed. Pray that I won’t be nervous about it. 🙂

Jaycie is doing so well and I thank God everyday for her health. We definitely do not take it for granted.


  1. prayers and hugs

    Comment by Ang — July 16, 2012 @ 9:21 am

  2. Thinking of you and sending much love, hugs and prayers.


    Be anxious for nothing
    God is still in control!

    Do not fear, for I am with you;
    Do not anxiously look about you,
    for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you…
    I will uphold you.
    Isaiah 41:10

    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. (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 — July 16, 2012 @ 11:21 am

  3. Speech therapy will definitely help Brock. It did my grandson, who had the feeding tube. It’s too bad they can’t go to your house for all of these therapies. They did for my grandson, but they live in Nevada. I will be praying for all of your requests.

    Comment by Valerie Olmstead — July 16, 2012 @ 11:47 am

  4. I pray today goes GREAT!!!!

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

    Comment by Sandy Daron — July 18, 2012 @ 9:40 am

  5. You left a comment on my blog recently so I wanted to stop by yours when I got the chance. It was such a treat to see your lovely family! I wanted to let you know two things: 1) I never pray; 2) I will pray for you and yours.

    Comment by Julia — July 18, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    • Thank you so much, Julia! Your blog has been one of my favorites for years. Your family is darling and your style of writing makes me smile every. single. time. I really do appreciate your prayers!

      Comment by Vanessa — July 18, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

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