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.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Morning Report

It's Thursday morning, and Brady and I will be checking out of the hospital and heading home sometime soon.

Adam called his mom a little while ago for the morning update on Logan. As it turns out, one of his blood cultures came back positive. It's some sort of bacteria that hangs out around the mouth, and it somehow got into his system through one of his chemo port lumens. So our assumption is that Logan, who constantly picks at his lip until it bleeds, must've touched his lumen at some point, allowing the bacteria to enter his bloodstream. Now that they know what it is, they can give him a more specific antibiotic. He still has a fever that's being controlled by Tylenol, but spikes again once it wears off. Molly told Adam's mom to expect roughly one week in the hospital, but we'll see about that....

The bit of surprising... well, honestly, shocking... news was his white count: Apparently this morning it was .8. There are often miscalculations with smaller numbers like .1 and .2, but .8 is almost certainly not an error to that kind of degree. It may actually be .5 or .7, but there's almost zero chance that it's 0. So this means that his recovery is almost certainly beginning. On DAY 15. Truly amazing, amazing, amazing. So the prayers are, once again, working! Since white cells are essentially the building blocks for healing, please PLEASE pray that that number will continue to rise tomorrow so his body can fight off the infection and bring the fever down. Our assumption is that if he can get rid of the fever, we should be able to bring him home and administer the antibiotics ourselves. And that would be wonderful.

We still have a long several days in front of us, but thank you so much for working overtime to intercede on our behalf! Blessings.


  1. Knowing which bacterium is causing the problem is so helpful. And, hooray for good WBCs!


  2. Sherry, it is truly a privilege to intercede on behalf of your family! We are blessed in the process : )