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.