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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.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Logan Update: 9/22/2010

It's the middle of the afternoon here in Oakland. If all goes as planned, Logan will be released to go home in just about 24 hours. Assuming we can keep him healthy and his numbers stay within good range, he'll check back in next Wednesday afternoon and will begin round two either that night or Thursday. It's a whirlwind.

We met with Philippa the home care nurse coordinator this morning and she went over some details as to what we can expect. I found it all pretty encouraging. She said that she thought he'd rebounded very nicely. She's Irish, and in fact, she called his demonstrated bounceback-ability 'brilliant'. His numbers will, of course, decrease without the aid of booster drugs, but she's quite confident that they'll stay up high enough, just based on how well he's responded thus far, to start the next cycle on time. But of course, we shall see. The more on-schedule we can stay, the better. So please pray for good numbers all-around.

They've pulled him off of most of his meds, and today he started a very low dose of Methodone to ease the narcotic withdrawal and provide a constant stream of pain mitigation. The second the doctor said 'methodone' I thought 'egads', but it's all part of the reality here. The insane, completely ridiculous reality of pediatric cancer. There's really nothing that's NOT outrageous and over-the-top about this experience, so it figures that methodone would somehow work itself into the schema.

Otherwise, Logan's been in a decent mood today. He hasn't eaten much, but the complaining has been minimal. It seems like his tummy continues to be an intermittent issue, which is frustrating because we don't know the precise cause of the discomfort and it's been a problem for over a month now.

Thanks for your continued prayers!

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