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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.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Logan Update: 1/23/2011

I've come to a frustrating conclusion: As time passes, it's increasingly difficult to focus long enough to type out a good update. I argue with myself over it all the time: Be lyrical! Be beautiful! Be real! Be expressive! I stamp my little feet and click clack at my keyboard. But it doesn't happen. I'm lucky if I can maintain the same thought long enough to create a structured sentence. Some day I'll return to my former glory, but for now, you're stuck with fuzzy headed me.

Mr. Logan is doing reasonably well. He's still at CHO, though there's talk of him perhaps being released as early as tomorrow. His WBC is on a very gradual rise; today it was .7, yesterday .4, the day before .2 and the day before that, .1. It's normal to see a slow rise at this point because particularly on the Headstart II protocol, the bone marrow has been battered and rebuilt itself so many times that it's very tired. Truthfully, given that he's on round 5, I feel like he's doing fabulously well with recovery, especially since today is only day 20. Anyway, in order to be discharged, his ANC needs to reach 500 (and he needs to continue to be afebrile). Adam called earlier and left me a message letting me know that this morning's number was 420, so he's very close to the release threshhold. Please pray for improved numbers come tomorrow, and of course, complete healing.

I could say so much more, but I'm wiped out. I can't even begin to explain how challenging it is to have a fussy, food-sensitive baby (and can I just tell you how bitter I am over that? That I've been blessed with yet another fussbucket? When I'm already coping with Logan and the other kids?) by myself most of the time on top of the emotional implications of Logan's illness. One day, when I feel more collected, I'll try to express it in words, if only because I think it could benefit me some day down the line when I'm looking back on this experience.

Blessings to you and yours, and thank you for continuing to pray for us.

5 comments:

  1. We are praying always for you all. I had a couple of friends come over and watch my fussy baby for an hour or two so Brian and I could have a date. I would be happy to do the same for you guys. Please let me know. = )

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  2. Would it help to have us take the baby for a few hours in the evening? I know you don't know us, but we are newly empty nesters and would love to take little Brady for you. We actually could take Abbie and Issac too. We are from the church and Pastor Mike can vouch for us- or Heidi, Tina etc. We have raised 3 kids so are used to activity. Let us know -- it sounds like you could use a break! Ed and Joanne Meyer

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  3. :( Praying Sherry....
    I honestly can't imagine. I am a food person and if I had a fussbucket babe I don't know what I would've done. I am praying for you, for Brady and the sensitivities he has, and of course for Logan to come home SOON and for complete destruction of this illness that has taken hold of all of your lives.
    Much love to all of you!!

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  4. It's not fair to have another challenge on top of everything else you're dealing with. You deserve a break, and my wish is that very, very soon, you will get wonderful news of Logan's complete healing.

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