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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.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Logan Update: 4/1/11

April. It seems like it was the other A-month -- August -- just a few weeks ago. I guess the old adage is true: Time flies when you're having... fun? Hardly. But it definitely flies whether or not fun is being had.

Today was something of a rough one. The doctor opted to put Logan back on Decadron to help with his sore throat. Commence the 'roid rage: Tears, yelling, screaming, anger... then quiet. It's maddening to watch him morph into a crazy person and then back into someone who resembles his usual self over and over again. Sad. Frustrating. Depressing.

Otherwise, Adam said that the anesthesiologist had The Talk with him this morning: Your child has a cold. We should stop treatment if he has a cold. Of course, they went ahead with the session anyway since his oxygen saturation was at 100% and his lungs were clear, but still, not a good situation. Dr. T. is of the opinion that we need to plug away as aggressively as possible and stay on track with the protocol, so please pray that the cold/allergies/whatever is plaguing Logan will go away soon. Very, very soon.

Before I go, I also wanted to note that there's been a date change. The MRI that was scheduled for the 13th has now been moved to the 15th because no one wanted to give him anesthesia two times on the 13th (once for said MRI and once for radiation). So if you plan to pray over the scan and results, please do note the change.

On the me-front, things are passable. I still can't hear much from my right ear. I paid a visit to my ENT yesterday, who checked things out and noted plenty of fluid behind my eardrum but no active infection. He used a tuning fork test -- one of the weirdest tests I've ever taken -- to determine that I'm suffering from a temporary hearing loss. (How he could tell that from me telling him how loud a given tone was is beyond me.) It should eventually get better, but it could take a few weeks. Meanwhile, I have to be careful to sleep only on my right side, otherwise I can't hear the alarm clock when it goes off in the morning. This evening my throat hurts, but I'm unsure if it's a new issue or merely postnasal drip. There's always something, isn't there?

Anyway, that's it for now. Please continue to pray for Logan's complete healing. And for me, renewed hope and vigor. And for our entire family, HEALTH! Thank you so much for walking with us.


  1. I just caught up from the past few days and I hope you are feeling better today, and that Logan's cold didn't develop into anything major.

  2. I also have been missing your posts the past few days and pray that the tides have turned for you and Logan! Praying for renewed vigor and hope as well as improved hearing and no more sore throat for you. I empathize with the ear problems from our travels yesterday. 3 take-offs and landings left me with much pain and little hearing in my right ear too. Sending you all long distance hugs!