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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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday's Apheresis

Hello, Tuesday.

As planned (though after several delays), Logan underwent apheresis last night to help bring his triglyceride level (and by extension, cholesterol and blood pressure) down to a normal (and safe) figure. When I arrived for my overnight shift, they'd just finished the process, and Nadine, the apheresis nurse, was admiring (or completely grossed out by) a huge bag filled with what looked like heavy cream. Fat. The massive amount of fat removed from Logan's blood. She said it was the largest volume she'd ever pheresed from anyone. Granted she wasn't a bit surprised given the outrageousness of his triglyceride level, but still: The final product was disgustingly impressive. (As an aside, I should apologize to my poor Facebook friends who got to see a photo of the bag. I know it's yucky, but I think it illustrates the urgency of Logan's situation and his need for prayer.)

Post-procedure, his triglyceride level fell to 1550, which is still more than ten times what it should be, but a marked improvement from 8,000, which is where the number rested yesterday morning. Depending on where the number is this morning --the doctors have yet to round so I don't have the data-- they may pherese him one more time today to try to bring it down further. There's still a lot of head-scratching over how the number got so egregiously out of control in the first place. In fact, Dr. W, the doctor on service this week, apparently told Logan yesterday morning that he continues to be an "enigma" around here; no one can understand why so many weird and seemingly random things keep happening to him.

I get it, though: Satan is transparent. He likes to cause trouble for Logan, and he does it in bizarre but 'well duh, I wonder why *that* happened' ways.

I thank you for continuing to pray for Logan's healing. I felt buoyed by faith and hope this morning for the first time in a long while and I'm so thankful for all of your prayers. I continue to believe that healing is God's intent here, so sing it, sisters and brothers. Sing it.


  1. Praying for Logan's healing.
    Thinking of you today on your birthday.

  2. Happy Birthday Sherry...hope you can enjoy it with your little Sunshine!

  3. I'm so glad to hear that the triglyceride level is going in the right direction. Thinking of you and praying that the whole thing gets resolved completely soon!

  4. Hello there. I'm not sure how I came across your blog, but I have been following for quite a while. I just want you to know that I pray daily for Logan's complete healing and for strength and peace for the rest of you. God Bless.
    Jill from NY

  5. So glad you're feeling hopeful, and that the procedure went well! Praying for Logan's healing and for your peace, strength, endurance and hope throughout this long ordeal.