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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, October 31, 2011

More Prayers Please

It's like a never-ending battle for us.

Logan just isn't feeling well at all. He's extremely tired but unable to sleep at night, his blood count numbers are screwy, he has no energy and he's gone back to limping. I don't know why any of these things are happening and honestly, I guess the 'whys' of it don't really matter. Just as I did last week, I'm asking you to once again pull out the prayer stops for my sweet boy. Here's what we need:

1 - An increased hemoglobin number. I was surprised to find out this afternoon that his # on discharge was only 8.2. This is a very low figure for him, since he'd previously had figures in the 10s and up. We'd like to see that number rise to or above 10.

2 - A better TSH number. When it was initially tested, his thyroid stimulating hormone # was way, way too high; over 21. This can cause tiredness, lethargy, and a general ill-feeling. A lower number means a better functioning thyroid. Logan's was damaged by radiation, and though I'm not on the best of terms with God right now, I DO acknowledge that He can fix all things. Please ask for that. And for the correct dosage of medication to help him feel normal.

3 - This is a huge one: A clear MRI on Wednesday. To be blunt, decadron is absolutely ruining our lives. He's been on it for a month and a half now, and it's changed him for the worse in many ways. His personality and temperament are different, his outlook is different. He feels joint pain and restlessness. I understand that it's needed at times, but it's a miserable drug to take for an extended period of time. Please PLEASE pray that the scan will be clear, the swelling will be gone and that the team will be able to comfortably and completely wean him from it.

4 - For complete eradication of the Aspergillus infection.

5 - For health. Logan isn't feeling well. Between his low hemoglobin to the bad thyroid to the steroids, he's suffering. Please pray for health and for sustained healing.

6 - And one last thing I'm editing to add: For resolution of his gallstone. I don't know for sure, but I suspect that his periodic cries of pain in his stomach/abdomen may have something to do with its presence. Please pray that it will just GO AWAY.

Thank you for praying and for reminding your friends to do so and for passing word forward to others. My little man deserves better than the lot he's drawn. And I beg you to beg God to ask for better for him; I beg you to join me in moving the mountains that keep popping up for our family. We need help.


  1. Saying prayers for your family and Logan. When I felt sorry for myself I remembered all the kids who have gone through the same thing. I wish I could take some of his nasty side effects and illness for him.

    Kids shouldn't have to go through anything like this. **Hugs**

  2. I agree with the previous poster. No one should have to endure this, let alone a little kid.


  3. Always.

    Love, hugs, a clear MRI, a better TSH number, better hemoglobin, resolution of the gall stone and HEALTH. I wrote it down, so I can refer to it over the next few days.

  4. Poor Logan! So sorry this is happening and sending lots of prayers, good thoughts and hugs from all three of us.

  5. Praying, praying,praying for a clear scan on Wednesday.

  6. Lots and lots and lots of prayers and positive thoughts for Logan and for you Sherry. Lots of love.