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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.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Logan Update: 1/18/2011

I've been frustrated by my egregious inability to string together coherent thoughts lately. Thanks for bearing with me as I muddle through my semi-permanent postpartum fog. Hopefully, I'll re-emerge sooner than later.

Brady and I went to CHO this morning. On the negative side, my sunshine's WBC was back down to less than .1, so yesterday's .2 was probably a fluke. Darn. On the positive -- and there were more plusses than minuses today, thank God -- Logan was in good spirits. Still a bit tired, but perky. He got up to sing and dance with TV theme music several times, and sat in the window happily playing with his 1:24 scale Audi A8. (He has more than a little of his Uncle Bobby's car-love coursing through his veins.) When the doctors came by for rounds, he called them inside with a cheerful 'come in, come in!' Neither the doctor (Dr... M-something; I can never pronounce it!) nor the fellow could hear the rubbing sound around his heart today. A cardiologist will still review the scans, but it's good that it seems to be resolving itself... whatever 'it' was. Additionally, he also appears to have steered clear of developing mucusitis. That's a major blessing and a major relief, since the slow methotrexate clearance increased his chances of developing the nasty side effect. Thank God! His hemoglobin and platelets were both up courtesy of yesterday's transfusions. So all good things.

Adam's mom was with him this afternoon after I headed home to take care of Abby and Isaac. She reported that he'd continued to be feverless, and that he'd had a low-key kind of day, which included a 2.5 hour nap. I'm a little worried since 'lower key' Logan can often signal 'not feeling well' Logan, but we shall see.

In order to be released, he'll need to remain afebrile (no fever) and his WBC will need to begin the recovery process. So please hold those thoughts in your prayers, if you will. It would be nice to get him home again as soon as it's safe.

On a not-really-related and serious note, I wanted to be sure to say a sincere and hearty thank you to everyone who's stepped forward to help our family out in one way or another, whether it be meals or those ever-important prayers I'm always requesting (or something else entirely). I try my hardest to express my gratitude, but realize that I often fall short. This experience is so incredibly, unimaginably overwhelming and I'm merely human, so please forgive me if you've ever felt snubbed or unacknowledged. It's never my intent. So, thank you. Without you, I'd be far more lost, confused, befuddled and fuzzy-headed than I am. (And let me assure you, that's one super scary thought.)

Thank you for your prayers and for reading along with us. As for me, I have a fussing 5-week old who's currently demanding my attention so I need to get moving. Blessings to you and yours.


  1. we continue to pray for mr. logan every night. you guys are always in our thoughts.

  2. Always praying for you and yours and your gratitude goes without saying, so dont even let that cross your mind!

  3. Yeah for more good news than bad today! May tomorrow be even better : ) Sherry, I agree that the very last thing you should be thinking about is whether or not you have thanked the soldiers in 'Logan's Army'. I can't speak for everybody, but I can speak from the bottom of my heart by telling you that we feel that no matter what we are doing for your family throughout this journey, we wish we could do more. Certainly we know that the prayer support is vital; but it isn't visible to the naked eye. We can't wrap you up in it like a snuggly blanket or put a big box with a bow to SHOW you that we really are here. We humbly come to God each and every day and beg him to heal Logan completely and restore him to full health! We cannot imagine the reality that has become your life, but we are incredibly grateful that you are so open and honest to help us feel more connected to your whole family. Thank you for the lessons you share with us that God is teaching you and for the beautiful illustrations that come by way of stories, songs and dances from innocent children. We will continue to pray and pray!

  4. I agree 100% with the thoughtful comments of Sharon K. It is such a privilege to bring Logan's and your entire family's needs before the Lord each day and see how God is working through the prayers of many. I feel like I know you, and I am so blessed to read what you express so beautifully from your heart on this blog. I know that the Lord is going to use you to help and comfort others in the future who may need to go through the same deep "waters" that your family is experiencing right now. We will continue to pray for you all!