Saturday, August 1

Thank you Jeff for taking Logan to the car show this morning!  

Logan is doing great...Family BBQ tonight.  Chemo got bumped back until Tuesday because the hospital did not have the medicine in stock.  So that means an extra day to relax and enjoy time with his Nana & Papa.

Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers...

Friday, July 31

Happy Friday Everyone....
Logan, Mom, & Nana are already on their way home from Seattle.  Logan needed a quick x-ray to check the air around the lungs and no news is good news.

Logan is doing fairly well.  The doctors said he would/should be on crutches for 2 weeks.  Of course we are just over 1 week out and he refuses to use them....amazingly tough!
His lower back is really hurting him   Not sure if it because of the way he is walking (limping) or if the cancer is causing this. 

Monday Logan starts his experimental chemo treatment.  Mom & Logan will be going to Seattle Children's Hospital almost daily for 9 weeks for about 7 hours a day.  He will be getting a chemo that requires they flush his kidneys 2 hours before & 2 hours after.  He will be getting the chemo 2 hours in between.  He will be losing his hair again in approximately week 2...Logan's response to this is hopefully when my hair grows back I won't have this callac.

Thank you everyone for your continued thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, July 29

So the issue with the air around the lungs is possibly caused by the port they placed last Thursday in surgery.  They are hoping his body takes care of surgery avoided for now....  He is getting a baseline x-ray now and then will go back Friday for another one to see if the air is gone.


Video above was taken last night.  A co-worker and great friend of the family, Jeff , brought over his car because Logan loves sports cars.  Watch at very end of video the amazing smile....and yes that is his little brother in the passenger seat.

Nothing is going as planned.....
Kelly, Logan's Papa, & Logan headed up to Seattle Children's at 5:30 this morning for CT scan and meeting.  We thought it would be an easy/quick day up there but that is never the case.  Person that called to set-up meetings never told us he was not supposed to eat/drink so they delayed CT until 10.  They met with Dr. Julie Park and went over experimental treatment schedule.  Going to be spending a lot of time up there.  Basically starting this Monday 9 weeks of outpatient chemo treatment everyday for approximately 5 hours in clinic per day.  They expect Logan to lose his hair again week number 2.

CT took place at 10 and they are concerned about air around Logan's lungs.  Kelly is awaiting more information from doctors but he may need to go into surgery today or tomorrow to relieve this and find out what is causing it.  Insert bad word here.

Logan is currently in getting an EKG as I type this (electrocardiogram to test heart).

I will update everyone once we find out more....

Tuesday, July 28

Taylor Swift....
Thank you Comcast and VP Matt Fassnacht for getting us four tickets to Taylor Swift concert August 8th in Seattle.  They also come with backstage passes to meet Taylor!!!
This will be a great distraction for for the family....
Order of most excitement:
1. Kelly (screamed when I told her)
2. Peyton (knows almost every song)
3. Logan (very excited but is a teenage boy so will not admit it)
4. Me (stuck in the 80's)

I told Logan to send me a selfie at work and this is what I got:).  

Logan & Kelly head up to Seattle Children's Hospital tomorrow morning.  He will have a CT scan at 7:15 am then they meet with Dr. Julie Park to discuss that scan as well as next steps in treatment.  For those that don't know we live about one hour south of the hospital and traffic never is that good.  Kelly and Logan will be leaving the house around 5 am.  Kelly is usually up anyway so she is good with that.  

Monday, July 27

Kelly & I are at a complete loss for words, THANK YOU!

Logan is having a great day....currently he is over at a friends house getting some good x-box time in.  His hip was feeling a little better this morning and he was able to lift his left leg slightly.  Last night he had a little fever of just under 100.  A little Advil and good nights rest cured that.

We are awaiting a call from Seattle Children's Hospital on what's next....initially when we met with his doctor last week she was going to call us give us our schedule once they had results back from the biopsy's they performed.  Kelly & I are planners but as anticipated our schedules right now will be determined by the amazing doctors at Seattle Children's and faith.

Sunday, July 26

8 years ago today Logan was diagnosed with cancer at age 5...days later his little brother Peyton was born.  Ironically almost to the day Logan begins his fight again.  Having his baby brother around after surgeries or feeling sick was a blessing.  It always made Logan smile and feel better.  Now Peyton almost 8 years old is helping once again.  He has designated himself "crutch-man".  Whenever Logan needs his crutches Peyton is there to retrieve them.  
Brotherly love.....

Saturday, July 25

Great day for Logan.... Nana and Papa are here from NY and he is getting spoiled with love.  His hip is giving him the most issues...very sore.  He did walk up the driveway and back with his crutches to exercise today.  Logan is amazing!

Friday, July 24

Logan has inspired so many people.  His strength, his will, his fight, his love, his smile.  As I type this tears run down my cheek.  I am so proud of my son.  It is so hard to watch him suffer.  
We have a huge obstacle in front of us but I am confident we can beat this. 

The support our family has received has been a great way.  Kelly and I want to reach out to everyone of you and say thank you....your kind words, prayers, pictures mean so much to our family.  Thank you.

Above is a great picture I took earlier this summer while on a camping trip with the boys.  Logan is an amazing big brother.  Peyton has been well distracted these past couple days playing with friends. About 2 hours ago I was working with Logan on getting up and walking.  Logan was really struggling with the pain.  I looked over at Peyton and he was staring just worried for his big brother.  Later Logan needed help getting up and Peyton ran over to help.  It was awesome.  

One day at a time....