Brock Rocks

January 10, 2013

An update and prayer requests

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 3:40 pm

We’re back at our second home – the hem/onc floor at Children’s. Brock’s had diarrhea for almost 2 weeks and we’re just not able to keep him adequately hydrated at home. They’ve run lots of tests (norovirus, c-diff, etc) and they’ve all come back negative. We did an X-ray of his belly this morning and the surgeons have ruled out any kind of obstruction. A few doctors have told me they think he has an ileus and a few others have said they think he just had a virus that has disrupted his intestines ability to absorb his formula (from his tube feedings). We’re waiting to hear from the GI doctors about whether or not they want to switch him to a formula that’s partially broken down.

Prayer Requests:
– that the doctors would have wisdom in what’s causing the symptoms and the best way to treat them.
– that Brock would be happy while he’s here at the hospital. Despite all the time he’s spent in a hospital, he doesn’t remember much of it and isn’t used to it. The older he gets, the harder this is on him.
– Reese has a double ear infection and is pretty miserable.
– I’ve had pain in my thumb/wrist for over 2 months now. I finally went to the doctor yesterday and got a steroid and a fancy new spica cast. Pray that those 2 interventions help because the next step would be surgery.
– Pray for Jaycie as she handles the stress of our family being separated and getting shuffled back and forth between parents and grandparents. (We couldn’t do this without our parents’ help.)
– Pray for Jay as he leads our family. We’re so thankful for him.

Thank you for loving us and praying for us.


  1. Dearest sweet precious Brock, surely wanting God to give
    you His powerful healing touch as He gives great wisdom to all the
    medical staff. As always, sending tons of love, hugs, encouragement
    and prayers. 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 FROGGING FOR YOU!! “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, Caterina 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

    Comment by Caterina Grove — January 10, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

  2. Praying that they find out what the problem and get him treated, and we are trusting that God will answer all of your request…

    Comment by linda morris — January 10, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

  3. Have them check for pnumatosis. Emma had the same symptoms and she had a small hole in the lining of her GI track. They said it was caused by the chemo.

    Comment by Jonathan Williams — January 10, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

  4. Poor little man!!! I pray he will be comfortable at the
    hospital AND they are able to treat what it is!! I pray Reese feels
    better also!!!
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} 2 Corinthians
    12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my
    power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the
    more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on
    me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in
    insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I
    am weak, then I am strong. (NIV) ♥♥ Love ya!! ♥♥ C.O.L.E.’s
    Foundation (Caring Openly, Loving Eternally Email: Sandy

    Comment by Sandy Daron — January 10, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

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