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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.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

To Clarify, 10/13/10

I don't feel like writing, but am doing so at Karine's urging to clarify a point: A fever and high heartrate are par for the course when it comes to chemo. They just happen. They're frustrating and disappointing and feel like a setback, but they happen often. Since all of Logan's blood cultures have come back negative so far, he'll have a CT scan at some point tomorrow to look for a hidden infection somewhere in his digestive tract. The oncologist on call this week isn't expecting anything to show up; she feels it's a neutropenic fever (resulting from low WBC and ANC numbers) and that it will eventually right itself. That doesn't make me feel any better because I just want to bring him home, but like I said, I just wanted to give more details.

I'm sinking. Really, really sinking. I can't tell you how devastating it was to feel like God answered my prayer with that nugget only to snatch it away again 24 hours later. I feel betrayed.

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