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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.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


A windy, rainsoaked hello to you all from Northern California. It poured all day long and promises to do so again tomorrow. Hopefully, the two trees that are still standing in our backyard (two fell over last year during a similar rainy period) will decide to stay put. But that's all just small talk. On to the meat of the post.

Logan had a good day today. Adam said that he slept better overnight and it showed. (Just as a sidenote to explain, Adam often sleeps in the boys' room because Logan needs help going to the restroom since he's hooked up to a nutrition IV while he sleeps. Well, that and because, to be blunt, he's been traumatized by the past seven months and craves the comfort of having a grown-up close at hand.) He didn't nap at all and had good energy all day long. He particularly enjoyed playing his 'Mater's Tall Tales' Wii game and watching some old school episode of 'Scooby Doo' via OnDemand. He did vomit after eating too much too quickly this evening, but that's just part of the experience, we're told. His platelets were at 20 this morning so he'll be going to CHO for a tank-up tomorrow morning. I'm thankful that Philippa et al are keeping a watchful eye over his numbers.

Please continue to pray that he will be shielded from the illness that's made its way into our home. I still have a rather nasty cold, which morphed into an ear infection this morning. When Adam and Logan returned from Alta Bates, Adam suggested that I head upstairs to rest since I didn't sleep well overnight (too congested to breathe). I napped for about an hour and then awoke to searing pain and hearing loss in my right ear. The diagnosis was confirmed by a doctor this afternoon, and I'm now on a nasal spray, ear drops and a Z-pack. Isaac, who had been well, showed signs of illness this afternoon when he very suddenly conked out, little rump up in the air baby bug-style, on the carpet under the desk in our family room. And Abby, who we thought had been doing better, slept from 4 until 8 this evening. She got home from school, played energetically with Logan for about 20 minutes, and then completely crashed. So yeah: Tough health times here. So yes, please, please pray that Logan and Adam will stay well.

We're grateful for the prayers you've offered up on our behalf thus far. We're thankful for Logan's good energy level and high spirits, and offer up thanks for those things. I'm frustrated and upset and angry over it all, but as it is said, It is right to give thanks and praise. So that's what I'll do.

Blessings to you and sincere thanks for interceding for my sweet boy and our family. I know that God can heal him with a single thought, and continue to pray that it will be so. Good night.


  1. Praying for health for your entire house! I think I have the same thing that you do, Sherry. Mine turned into an ear and sinus infection. :( It's a nasty one! I started Cipro this afternoon. Hope you feel better!

  2. Sending health vibes to you all (we are all sick here too :( ).

  3. Will pray for Logan to not get sick with any of these bugs and for the rest of you to feel better quickly!

  4. Sorry I'm late posting to your update. Continuing to pray for Logan and Adam to be spared the "bug" going around. May everyone who has it recover quickly. Praying the "tank-up" goes well today, and Logan experiences no worse side-effects of the radiation.

    Love in Christ,