About Us

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.

Monday, June 6, 2011


I owe a substantial update. It's just been difficult to write one, since Isaac has entered a particularly demanding 'look at me! Look at me!' phase and Brady is making leaps and bounds in the mobility department. And then there's the fact that we've entered the last week of Abby's time as a first-grader. Just a lot of generic busyness that culminates in not much time to write thoughtful updates.

As I think I noted last week, Logan was initially scheduled to be discharged today, but that changed a few days ago when he began vomiting blood. That probably sounds much scarier than it really is; the prevailing notion among the medical team is that his stomach is simply irritated by all of the medications, which is causing it to bleed small amounts now and then. He threw up a number of mid-sized clots over the weekend, and this morning had trace amounts of red blood again when he threw up. As a result of this, his medications were switched back to IV form; he'd previously been on oral medications to prepare for going home. No one is worried, per se, because his counts have all continued to improve and there's zero indication that anything truly serious is going on, but I do wish they'd move forward with an endoscopy to try to locate the area that's bleeding.

So for now, we're sort of on hold. I have no idea when he'll get out, but I'm hoping it'll still be soon. He has to go for a few days without any blood in his emesis before they'll even think about letting him go. I'm frustrated and feel, once again, as if a nice carrot was dangled in my face and then ripped away, but that's the way this entire wretched journey has gone. I crave normalcy but I guess it's just not time yet.

Thank you for continuing to pray for Logan and our family.


  1. Eek! You're right, that really does sound bad (and scary). Praying that this stops and that it IS just due to stomach irritation, and of course praying for release to go home, quickly!!
    Congrats to Abby on almost being a 2nd grader!

  2. Oh no! I pray that this is just a very minor bump in the road to his coming home.

    Continuing to think and pray for you guys.

  3. Praying for you all Sherry. Praying that Logan will stop the bleeding and will be able to take his oral meds and go home. He is always on my mind.

  4. I can't even imagine how scary that must have been for Logan the first time he threw up and saw the blood. My heart breaks every time I think that he has spent such a huge chunk of his life dealing with this horrible disease already. I have been compelled to pray for him and the rest of your family several times a day for the last week or so, I just wanted to let you know that.

    I will continue to pray, Sherry.