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.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
I really don't feel like posting an update, but need to ask for some specific prayers. The short version is that medically Logan isn't doing well. His shunt was replaced yesterday and he's still largely out of it. The main issue is that for some reason the medical staff can't explain, his body is leaking huge amounts of fluid into his tissue, which is causing major edema and all sorts of respiratory issues. Last night following surgery, Dr. S drained 1500 mL of fluid from his belly. That's a LOT. They've checked every potential cause, but nothing has come back looking to be the likely culprit. Please pray for wisdom for the medical team. And as always, for miraculous healing. (And if you would, also stomp the devil with your boot.) I've come to believe that it's not just knowing that God CAN heal, but believing that He WILL heal. And given the huge, seemingly insurmountable mountain before us, my imperfect, mortal humanity struggles mightily with maintaining faith. Yet I still believe that Logan is important and has a role to play here.