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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, October 21, 2011


That's what it is. I was right. I hate that I was right, but it's a good thing that we didn't waste any time in getting him to CHO last night. So what does it mean? For starters, it means that he'll be an inpatient for at least a week, and as long as a few weeks, depending on how treatment goes. I cannot express how much I hate that. Yes, I *hate* it; that big, strong, ugly word applies. I'm so sick and tired of this crap happening to my family that I could absolutely scream.

So the details.... The head CT that he had overnight suggested that it's in an early stage, which made me breathe a huge sigh of relief, because untreated Mastoiditis leads to Meningitis. Adam emailed that the resident who saw him and looked at the image said that based on the picture and on Adam's assessment of Logan's condition, they think the likelihood of it actually *being* Meningitis is low. They pumped him full of broad spectrum antibiotics and drew cultures that will hopefully help them figure out what specific bacteria caused the infection in the first place.

I could Monday Morning Quarterback this to pieces, but I know it won't help at all to do so. I wish I'd taken him in two days ago when I felt like something wasn't right. I wish I'd insisted on going to CHO yesterday morning when Philippa said they were comfortable with him staying at home for the time being. But I can't change it, and it is what it is.

Just pray for us as we start another period of grueling separation. And pray for peace and wisdom for me; I haven't mentioned it in here, but I've been stressing mightily over Brady and this bizarre eye blinking/rolling thing that he does on occasion. I've asked the doctor about it and though he doesn't think there's anything really wrong, he agreed to set up an ultrasound of his head and an EEG. All because I'm a neuro mom, and this is the life of a neuro mom.

1 comment:

  1. Let's hope the Abx do the trick quickly. I'm sorry you were right this time.