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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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


It's only Wednesday and the trekking from home to Oakland each day already has me feeling completely whipped. It's now an inextricable truth to me that only by the grace, strength and power of God did I manage to survive sustaining my pregnancy last year while existing according to this kind of schedule. I give all-new meaning to the term 'fried' right now.

Logan continues to recover from his mastoidectomy nicely. The ENT still has yet to come by to check his incision site and make sure everything is progressing normally (which is the root of no small amount of consternation, believe me), but otherwise we're doing okay. His Voriconazole (new antifungal medication) is now PO, which means 'taken by mouth' rather than intravenously, and we're trying to make sure he can handle the pain with Tylenol/Codeine rather than Morphine, since we can administer the former at home but certainly not the latter.

I learned today that his CT scan from Sunday showed a small gallstone, which is apparently not uncommon in kids who receive IV nutrition for long stretches, as Logan did. As a result, he started on a medication to break it apart, and the team will monitor its progress via CT. I also discovered that although his cultures haven't yet grown any bacteria, the sample taken from his right maxillary sinus during surgery grew a fungal spore. It's not surprising, since the aspergillus infection is in his right ear and that sinus is very nearby, so no one is terribly concerned. Hopefully, he'll be able to come home by the end of the week.

He was quiet but in a decent mood while I was visiting this afternoon. He spent most of our time together in the playroom making brightly colored pipe cleaner spiders. By the time I headed out, he'd amassed quite the army of multi-legged (and I say 'multi' and not 'eight' because Logan took a liberal approach to spider limb counting) little friends. He really enjoys coloring and creating things with his hands these days.

Thank you for continuing to pray for his continued health and sustained healing. He has an MRI scheduled for November 2 to check on the status of his spinal swelling, so please pray over that, if you will, in addition to the usual requests. Blessings to you.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like mostly good news, praise God.
    Will be praying over the MRI on the 2nd and really praying hard that Logan will be able to celebrate Halloween with you guys and also Abby's bday.
    Much love to you!