Logan

Going Home

Note: This is a follow-up post regarding some medical trouble that my nephew has had. You can read all the posts about Logan's condition here. The posts are listed by recency, so start reading at the bottom of the list.

logan-trike

This is just a quick post to share the fabulous news that Logan went home yesterday! When I consider where he was last week and where he is now, I am overwhelmed by God's faithfulness to heal my little nephew. So thank you for your prayers, and please keep them coming. He'll be on steroids and anti-seizure medication for several months.

He's not 100 percent, but he's a lot closer than he was last week. Clearly, he was feeling well enough to ride a trike down the hospital hall yesterday. Whenever you think of Logan, please pray for his complete recovery from ADEM. We appreciate those prayers more than you know.

Until next time, grace and peace.

Logan's Progress

Note: This is a follow-up post regarding some medical trouble that my nephew has had. You can read all the posts about Logan's condition here. The posts are listed by recency, so start reading at the bottom of the list.

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers for Logan. I have been overwhelmed by your love and support for our family during this time, and I wanted to let you know that your prayers are working.

logan feeding tube

Ginger (Logan's mom), texted me this picture yesterday morning. I know that a feeding tube doesn't look like much fun, but Logan's smile made me feel much better about my little nephew. It means that he's getting some of his personality back.

Thankfully, the doctors never had to perform surgery on Logan. The steroids he has been on have kept the swelling under control, and over the weekend, Logan's involuntary movements all but disappeared. His speech is returning to normal and he is resting on his own.

He went in for a CT scan this morning to see if the swelling has receded more, but the doctors have not yet shared the results with the family. We're hoping (and praying) given Logan's positive progress over the past few days that the scan will show significantly less swelling and that he will be moved from the ICU to a regular room soon.

I really don't think I can convey how grateful our family is for your prayers. Logan is a sweet and rambunctious little boy, and it's been difficult to see him so very sick. I will let you know if there are any major developments in his healing, but if you'd like to stay more informed, please visit the Caring Bridge page that has been set up for him. His parents are updating it regularly with details about his progress.

Thank you, again, for spreading the word! Please don't stop praying. Things are looking up for Logan, but he's still a very sick little boy. He has a long road ahead of him.

Until next time, grace and peace.

Update on Logan: Don't Stop Praying

Note: This is a follow-up post regarding some medical trouble that my nephew has had. You can read all the posts about Logan's condition here. The posts are listed by recency, so start reading at the bottom of the list. It's difficult for me to go on with life as usual these days. I have piles of work that need tackling, but yesterday I found myself unable to focus. My mind was on my little nephew hundreds of miles away at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Sigh.

Bless his heart.

logan-at-the-beach

It's hard to believe that just a few days before the whole ordeal started at the beginning of July, he was playing on the beach. It's been an incredibly rough month and a half since then.

I just got off the phone with Dennis' mom, and she said that the swelling had receded a tiny bit. But not much. He has lost control of his limbs. They just amble all over the place on their own. The high doses of steroids that he's on could be causing it, or the swelling could be causing it. Only time will tell which it is. He has not slept since 3 o'clock yesterday morning. He's amped up and restless, and I'm sure he's exhausted.

Which leads me to the specific prayers I'm asking you to pray.

Continue to pray for a miracle - for God to stretch out His hand, touch Logan's swollen brain, and make it better than new. Pray for rest and restoration. For restorative sleep. Pray that there would be no long-term damage. That the incessant wiggling and wriggling of his arms and legs would cease. That when all of this is over, he would be the same happy and vibrant little boy that he was before.

Pray for God to guide and direct the doctors as they treat my sweet nephew - for wisdom and discernment as they decide courses of action - for God to use them as instruments of healing in His hands.

Pray for peace and comfort for Ginger and Bobby (Logan's parents). Pray that God would strengthen them and grant them all they need to handle this difficult situation. That they would be able to rest. That their fears would be eased. That God would make His presence known to them now.

And finally, continue to pray for God to glorify Himself. For complete healing and restoration that cannot be explained any other way than that God Himself had a hand in it.

Please pray.

Until next time, grace and peace.