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 10, 2010

Friday Morning

Please pray for Logan this morning. He was up much of the night throwing up, which I feel awful about since it was really our fault: Neither of us gave him his evening dose of Zofran, and he clearly needs it at this point. He can't go from around-the-clock nausea control to nothing at all. This morning he's been cranky, tired and whiney, a far cry from the bouncing, cheerful little guy who ran around the ward celebrating last night when the found out he was going to be allowed to go home. There's no fever yet, but I know Adam and I are both worried that he's going to develop mucositis. The extra day and half that it took him to clear the Methotrexate has the power to truly bring about havoc, and at this point, we desperately need things to stay as 'normal' and static as possible. We're now 13 days from my due date, 15 days from Christmas, and we really, really need miracles in order to make it from one day to the next. Another extended stay at CHO -- which would be likely, almost a given if he develops mucositis -- would do a tremendous amount of damage to so, so many aspects of our holiday season. And not just in an 'I don't like it this way' kind of way; in an 'I really don't know how we're going to get through it' kind of way. Sure, we'll deal with it, but honestly, at this point, I feel like we deserve a little better. I hope that doesn't sound selfish, even though that's precisely what it is. I've already abandoned my plans and dreams for this season, so all I want now is peace, my family together for the baby's birth and Christmas under one roof (and hopefully not the roof of CHO).

Thanks for your prayers.


  1. (((Sherry))) Praying for Logan not to develop mucositis, praying for a Christmas season not under CHO and the next 20 days of semi-normalicy, and easy delivery of your baby.

  2. We are praying, Sherry, confident that the Lord knows each of your family's needs and confident that He is going to show His power in a mighty way in each of the requests you've given to us for prayer. I'm praying you'll be encouraged this afternoon!

  3. Sending prayers. Being pregnant right now and so close to the end and having a sick child and the holidays here is just too much. :( I am praying for a miracle for you. You deserve this.