Thursday, April 20, 2017


We are all getting into a routine with school and work with only one month left of school.  Phew!  That took a while!  Logan is still on many restrictions but we have a plan for tapering off his anti-rejection drug.  Once that is no longer needed many of the restrictions will be lifted.  If all goes according to plan, this time next month Logan will be completely free of the Tacrolimus (anti-rejection drug).  He is hoping to do all his favorite things this summer like swim team, camping, hunting, target shooting, 4 wheeling, and kayaking.  Listing out all his favorite activities makes me realize my boy is an avid outdoors man!  I guess I have raised him right after all.  : )  He also has plans to attend 2 camps for cancer survivors this summer so he is planning a very exciting, fun packed summer break planned.  As of right now, he is on track to go back to school in August when classes start back up.  

His doctor keeps telling me how wonderful Logan is doing.  So far they haven't detected any permanent damage from the chemo and transplant.    His new bone marrow is doing a wonderful job cranking out red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (much better than his last transplant).  He's going to have a few new scars when all this is done but we are calling them battle wounds.  It sounds more sexy and is very accurate for what he has gone through.  I hope it is smoothing sailing for him from here on out because he has been through so much in his short life but he has been a trooper through everything.  I've said before that Logan could have made this very difficult for everyone by whining, complaining, and being uncooperative.  He was certainly entitled to do so.  However he took everything in stride.  Even on the days he was feeling his worst he was a kind and considerate child.  I'm so proud of my son.  When I grow up, I want to be just like him.  


  1. Thank you Diane for the tears (good ones). I got all choked up when you described Logan's unfailing attitude. We've noticed the same - just never proclaimed our observations publicly. Thank you for doing so.


  2. Yea! for outdoor activities in his near future!!! Thanks for the progress report, sounds like he's through the thick of it and well on his way to getting back to the important things in life. ;)

  3. So glad to hear the good news! This made me cry, happy tears, and made my heart jump for joy! I am so proud of the attitude and courage that Logan and your whole family has displayed through this whole, long journey. Your example has no doubt touched a lot of lives and helped put things in perspective (I know it has for me). My prayers are for continued recovery and only the best from now forward. We love you all!
    Karen and Family

  4. Great update, Diane! You are all so strong! Logan is a warrior...what an amazing young boy! We can all learn a thing or two from his attitude and willingness to fight the fight! So blessed... :-)