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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.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Logan Update: 12/3/10

Nothing quite says 'the holidays' to me like a cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie on TV, so that's precisely how I'm ending my Friday.

Today marked day 2 of cycle 4. Logan was active once again this morning, riding in the little red and black car, beeping at the nurses' station, and seeking out Molly for a good slathering of his own special brand of charm. Some folks from the Exploratorium, a local kids' museum, came by the playroom and we made a kaleidoscope and a little bottled atmosphere. (At least, I think that's what it is! I can't remember exactly.) He wasn't at all interested in food, though, and threw up shortly after Adam left at about 11:45. He tried to resist going to sleep, but finally wound up conking out at roughly 2... and he was still sleeping when Adam got back to CHO at 8 this evening. Apparently Haleema, his nurse, told Adam to let Logan know that she's his nurse for the afternoon / night because she'd yet to see him awake! It's good for him to sleep; he needs the rest since the drugs are so tough. And it gives me a little jolt of hope, too: I remember Dr. T telling us several months ago that lots of sleep can point to rapid tumor death. And that's my big bold prayer for cycle 4.

I still feel on edge about this month. But I'm also praying with just about every breath, and am so thankful for each and every member of what I've come to refer to as Logan's Army. Many blessings to you all.


  1. praying for restful sleep for both you and Logan!


  2. Saying lots of prayers.

    Yes. Sleep. Lots of chemo induced sleep. We wonder how much they can sleep. Healing happens during sleep, keep holding on to that.

  3. Praying for the big miracle,and lots of sleep for all of you. It was great to see you looking so radiant last night at church.

  4. Praying the big, bold prayers with you! I love the term 'rapid tumor death', sounds like music to my ears. Praying for lots of sleep for your entire family! Goodnight : )


  5. I just love that new picture of Logan. His smile...amazing. He will absolutely beat this.

  6. Rapid tumor death! I love the sound of that! Gives me a picture of it being hacked at by huge, spiritual swords and it wilting up and dying without a whimper! All under the peaceful guise of sweet slumber... Lovely picture and prayer! Love you!

  7. They say sleep is essential and if it speeds the process up may he get all the rest he needs. Although I'm sure it is better to watch him be himself. I am praying for all of you.

  8. Praying with every fiber of my being.

    I hope you are able to get some rest in the coming weeks, as well, before Quattro makes his appearance. (((hugs))) to all of you!!!

  9. Praying BIG prayers for you guys!!! Time to knock that sucker completely out!
    Praying for rest for you and for baby #4.