Overall, Logan has come a long way from his first appointment. He no longer fusses about getting a "big hug" (i.e. blood pressure) and he can manage most of his day without mommy's help. The only steps that still evoke the need for mommy intervention are wearing the mask for port access and getting the "big band-aid" off during the de-access. Go figure, my kid doesn't even flinch at the inch long, 20 gauge needle puncturing his flesh every week, but wearing a Mickey Mouse mask for 30 seconds, he has a problem with.
|BP, O2 and temp. A Triple Threat|
|Helping with his "tubie"|
|Helping to get his vitals|
There are so many kids fighting a much more difficult battle than Logan and all I want to do is cry for them. These kids, these babies fighting harder than most people will ever have to, just to live. To live a life that they have yet to even experience. One such story is that of little Leni Hsiao. A friend from high school recently began his 4-month-old daughter on an intensive treatment in her battle with a rare form of pediatric bone marrow cancer. You can read about her story here. My heart goes out to little Leni and the whole Hsiao family.
I just ask "what if it were MY child?" I would move the earth save my child. People are always asking what they can do for us or how they can help Logan. Consider what you can do for these other fighters. Visit your local children's hospital and ask about volunteering your time, money or toys. Find a charity organization and ask what you can do to help. Consider registering at bethematch.org to make a donation that may save a life. There are so many ways to help, you just have to do it!
|Weekly post-chemo lunch|