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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.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Good Days and Complacency

Logan had a good day today. A very good day. At times, it seemed almost as if the past 11 months had never happened: He dressed himself (save removing and replacing the clamps that secure his chemo port tubes to the inside of his shirt; that's a challenging task even for my hands), practiced --on his own accord-- writing his letters and numbers, danced some serious moves to an old dance recital DVD (that he wasn't even watching at the TV; it was done purely be memory), swallowed his pills like a big boys --without my crushing them and drowning them in cherry syrup first, ate food, played with his siblings. All in all, he was shockingly, well, normal. Eating two entire chicken nuggets is hardly an accomplishment for your average almost-5 year old, but for Logan, it's huge. It was also huge when at Costco, he was frustrated when, because of BMT rules, he wasn't allowed to indulge in any of the samples. I was sad for him, but at the same time, quietly delighted that he wanted to taste the foods offered up. It's a big step forward.

But despite the good day that it was, I'm mindful that I can't allow myself to become complacent. We've lost the luxury of assuming that he'll be healthy, and though we can enjoy good days and be grateful for them, we also must keep our guard up. Though I currently feel a wide range of emotion toward God, I know that I must continue praying for sustained, true healing, and I ask all of you, as I often do, to do the same. He's so beautiful, so wonderful, so patient and kind. But he needs to stay cancer-free. And we NEED God to keep His hand on Logan to make that happen. I've felt ill at ease of late, and though what I wanted more than anything was to go to bed 15 minutes ago, I felt compelled to write. To once again reiterate Logan's need for prayer and to thank you for your efforts on his --on our-- behalf. Thank you.

Before I go, I also wanted to ask that you pray for our friends, who lost their mom to cancer this morning. J and S have been great supporters of Logan's --and of our entire family-- so please lift them up.

Thank you so much for being part of Logan's team. Good night.


  1. I'm so glad that he is having good days. I can only imagine how guarded you must remain.

    I' so sorry for your friend's loss also.

  2. It is great to hear that Logan has such good days. I hope he has many more wonderful days!

  3. Always praying for Logan and his sustained good health. Also grieving along with you for S & J's loss --a very godly woman gone home to heaven!

  4. I'm so sorry for you friends' loss. My heart and prayers go out to them.

    I am so, so very happy to hear about Logan's day! It is a huge praise, I'm sure not everyday is like that. Completely understand staying guarded and not wanting the prayers to lessen or halt. On it! :) Love you guys so much. Give Logan a hug for us!

  5. Continuing to pray for Logan, you, Adam and your family, and for the others that you request from time to time. May God continue to keep you in the palm of his hand.

  6. So happy to hear about his good days and chicken nuggets!! Will pray for many more good days ahead!