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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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Please Pray & Pass On - October 20

I'll be brief, since I'm stressed to my breaking point and just want to get it out there so Logan's team can get to work.

It seems that his simple, severe ear infection may have turned into something more serious. Even after beginning his two antibiotics on Tuesday evening, he continued complaining that his ear hurt. I took him to the doctor again this evening, and the suspected diagnosis is Mastoiditis, an infection of the bone behind his ear. It's extremely rare -- it happens in only 4 of 100,000 ear infections-- and it can be very, very dangerous. And that's in someone with a *normal* immune system. The doctor said a CT should be done to determine the extent of it, and then heavy duty IV antibiotics should follow. (Which will be a treat since he no longer has a chemo port in place.)

Needless to say, I'm scared to death. I don't understand why we can't seem to catch a break and I'm angry and frustrated and every other emotion you might imagine. PLEASE pray that the right course of treatment will be the FIRST course tried, and that God will touch him and heal him more quickly than anyone would ever imagine.


  1. Oh, Sherry, I just got home and read your blog. That makes me so sad that he has to suffer once again. I'll be praying much.

  2. I'm so sorry Sherry. Geez. Poor Logan. And poor you guys. My heart hurts for you all. I'm taking it to God and asking Him to make this just a blip on the screen of Logan's healing...praying for the other health requests as well, and always for the rest of the family too!!
    Big, big hugs to you all.

  3. Hoping it's not that mastoiditis that maybe he just didn't get the right Abx the first time around so it's still just a simple ear infection that didn't respond to the regular Abx. Are the Abx he was on ones he had been on in the past?

  4. Praying!!!!!

    God - please be with Logan. Heal him. Get rid of this ear infection as you did his cancer. Make it gone. Be with Sherry and Adam as they yet again see their sweet little Logan go through more medical treatments than a 4 y/o should ever see.