Our family of 6 (dad Adam, mom Sherry, big sister Abby and little brothers Isaac and Brady -- who was born on December 14, 2010) joined the ranks of pediatric cancer fighters when our 4-year old son Logan was diagnosed with a dangerous and highly malignant form of brain cancer in mid-August 2010. Logan's cancer journey began abruptly on Sunday, August 15, when his right eye suddenly turned inward during dinner. Twenty-four hours later, we were checking into Children's Hospital Oakland and finding out that life sometimes takes you places you'd never, ever imagine yourself going.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The Logan Update: 11/20/10
Today was a good one for Logan. He had enough energy to play with cars, which involved him creating his first 'couch parking lot' in months. He had fun playing with his siblings, got himself up and down the staircase a few times, and even got up and danced with this year's recital DVD for a little while this evening. He was cheerful and not nearly as whiny as during days past. There were moments when he'd laugh like his old self and say silly things, and Adam and I would just look at each other. It's very... emotional. It makes me a little sad to think that Logan acting like himself would be cause for tears, but hey, we're grateful for every drop of what we're given. I could waste time being angry and frustrated that we are where we are, but I'm not in that place right now. Thank God.
Tomorrow we'll draw blood to check his metabolic panel and CBC, and hopefully, we won't have to head to CHO for any transfusions. Please pray for good levels all around, and for a nice increase in his WBC count. It would be so lovely to be off of house arrest in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
Meanwhile, I'm feeling decidedly huge and uncomfortable at 35.5 weeks. As much as convenience says that baby boy staying in longer would be better from a logistical standpoint, my personal sense of comfort says that 38 weeks or so would be just about perfect. I know: Babies come when they want to come. But in our case this time, it's a bit more complicated than that.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our family and for Logan's healing. Have a great evening.