About Us

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.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Afternoon

I have so much to say, but so little time, so I hope I can do justice to all I have to share.

In short, it's been a good day so far. Though it still feels stiff and sore, my neck is much improved over last night. I'm thankful for that.

Adam, Brady and I came to CHO this morning after dropping Abby off for her last day of school before Winter Break, and Isaac with Adam's dad. The doctors were rounding just as we arrived, so we were able to get the report firsthand. His last fever was yesterday afternoon and his counts are up! Good news on both counts. His WBC count this morning was 1.9, so yesterday's .8 was no fluke. And his ANC sat at about 600. So big praises for those numbers! On the downside, he complained of more pain in his throat overnight, so they decided to up his pain med PCA to a higher level. So we need to continue to avoid the fevers, and to have three days of negative blood cultures in order to get out of here. Please pray for those goals. I'm awed by how our prayers have already been answered! To begin recovery on day 15 of cycle 4 seems amazing to me.

Logan was very excited to see Brady again. Despite his obvious discomfort and tiredness, he wanted to hold him immediately. He cuddled him, sang to him and held his little hands. He just has a sweetness about him that's unparalleled in other 4-year olds I've known. While Abby looked nervous and uncomfortable when Brady cried as she held him the other day, Logan was disappointed and nearly cried not when Brady cried, but when his rendition of the ABC Song failed to calm his little brother and Adam whisked him away to me to be nursed instead. Logan wanted to be able to help him feel better and was sad that he wasn't given more time, even if that time involved Brady screaming in his ear.

At some point, I want to reflect a little on my time in the ER last night and its significance in this massive chess game we're playing. But now's not the time; I'll try to return later.

Thank you for continuing to pray for Logan.


  1. Sherry, sorry I've been off the radar for a few days! We were moving into a different place...again. But I have been praying while not knowing the updates, so I am glad to be back on again and know more of what I can specifically be praying for!! What a sweet brother Logan is ~ among the midst of all the prayer requests I'm sending up to our Father, I am asking that He heal Logan so he can be the big brother he wants to be to Brady, comforting him when he's crying, soothe him with song and hugs - what a sweet sweet boy.
    Praying urgently for his ability to be home for Christmas-time and to be able to enjoy it with child-like joy with his whole family!
    lots of love to you all!