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, August 8, 2011


Just a quick, non-eloquent update before I try for the third time to go to bed. I wound up taking Logan in to CHO this morning. He was up all night long crying out that his tummy hurt. He finally managed a bowel movement at 4:30, which seemed to make things better for a few hours, but then he was up again at 6:30 complaining of pain. And his temperature remained constant at 37.5. Since Adam didn't get much sleep at all tending to him, I packed up Brady and took both boys to CHO with me while he worked from home; Abby and Isaac watched TV and entertained one another quite well playing Batman and Toy Story.

Naturally, Logan cried on and off in the car on the way, but the second we set foot inside the clinic exam room, he was mystically much better. He chattered on about cars and wanted to go over words that began with our letter of the day (M). When the nurse took his temperature, it was a very normal 36.6 the first time and 36.9 the second. His belly felt fine when the doctor poked and prodded him, and his numbers came back looking mostly okay. A few key liver enzyme figures were a little elevated, but his platelets continued to hold steady at 117 (despite the Vorinostat, which is an immunosuppressive oral chemo drug), and his hemoglobin looked fine. The one telling number was his WBC, which came back at 13.3, which suggests that he's fighting some sort of viral infection. No one was at all worried, so we were released to head home at 12:30 and Logan spent the rest of the day mostly low-key, save a mini dance party in his room this evening. (There will be video at a later date. Watch for it.)

So that's where we are for now. I wish I had something really deep and reflective to share with you, but I simply don't. I'm primarily focused on enjoying the last two weeks of summer vacation, and on watching all of my babies enjoy the time together. And yes, part of me is keenly aware of the approaching anniversary, which is now just a week away. If I can muster the brain cells, I know I'll have much to say on the subject in the days to come.

Thank you for continuing to pray for God's protection around our family and for Logan's continued health and healing. Blessings to you.

1 comment:

  1. Praying for normalcy to return to your lives and peace with good health to blanket you all :) much love, michele starkey