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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, April 7, 2011

4.7

I logged in tonight to post this update feeling tired as always, and well, drained. And then I saw the comments on my previous entry, and felt heartened once again. So thank you to everyone who has the time and can figure out how to leave notes.

Today was... long. Adam took Logan to Alta Bates for his radiation session early this morning as has been the custom for the past five weeks. Since it's Spring Break week, I slept in with Brady cuddled next to me until about 8, when Isaac appeared and demanded attention. Adam called at 10 to say that Logan's bloodwork for the morning showed that he needed both hemoglobin and platelets, as both numbers were below the threshhold at 8.2 and 12, respectively.

God bless CHO, but it's never a good thing to have to be there unexpectedly for transfusions. Last week, when we knew ahead of time that he would need platelets, he and Adam were in and out lickety split. Today? Not so much. It took a long time to get the platelets -- Adam joked that they must've gotten them from someone out on the street -- and then a longer time to get the blood. Adam's cell battery died mid-afternoon, so I called the Day Hospital at 6:15 and found out that they'd just left minutes earlier.

The pair arrived home, Taco Bell in hand, at about 7:15. At least Logan is now well-tanked up. And prayerfully, his body will begin to make its own platelets again very, very soon.

So tonight, I ask you to pray that his body will begin to recover from the craniospinal portion of his radiation therapy. We need him to start making his own platelets so we can move on to the next phase. I also ask that you continue to pray for health for our family as we struggle with various illnesses that seem to want to hang on. Please also pray for amazingly effective treatment as we look to the transition from radiation to the transplant consolidation cycle. Logan has a number of appointments scheduled for the following weeks, so I ask that you pray for health and a strong body (and mind) for him as he enters this phase. And of course, at the heart of it all, please intercede for his healing.

Bless you all this rainy Thursday night.

9 comments:

  1. many prayers and love sent your way today and every day!

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  2. Praying for everyone's health.
    This is from memory so forgive any minor misquote...
    "Thursday open up my eyes, to your angels in the skies. Let me know their wings are near me and that they will always hear me."
    -Cynthia Rylant

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  3. "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen." (Hebrews 11.1)

    My prayer is for wholeness, peace, healing, and faith for you, for Logan, for the whole family.

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  4. Just read your post -- as always praying for your family, for health restored and joyous times ahead! Peace be with you-- Joanne

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  5. Praying!! Did Logan get over his congestion/cold?? Love you all!

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  6. Always praying!!! Praying for good rest for all of you too, to try to help get rid of all the sickness :(
    Hugs to all of you!

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