Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Well, we are happy tonight - this has been a great day, for at least 2 important reasons.
Reason # 1. Logan received the final doctor's ok to release him from the IV antibiotics per the good CT scan results, remove the pic line from his arm and switch to oral antibiotics for another 2 weeks. We are to see both the ENT and the Infectious Disease doctor again in 4 weeks, but for now, they are very happy with Logan's progress and are confident that the right treatment plan was found and is being pursued. After sinus/eye surgery, 2 hospitalizations, over 6 weeks of IV antibiotics and several oral antibiotics tried before that, it appears that we're winning the fight with this infection. We are so grateful to God for His touch on Logan - we know it has been His mercy that has spared Logan's eye, if not his life, due to the incredibly sensitive area the infection has been in.
Getting ready to remove the pic line
Reason #2. Steve completed his first semester of Spanish language school today and Logan and he were celebrating together! Congratulations, Steve - awesome job!
Just had to compare how great his eye looks tonight with how it looked his first day in the hospital.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
So here we are, infusing antibiotics for another week. He'll be on oral antibiotics for a minimum of 2 weeks after that. We're encouraged - the infection is responding and his eye looks almost completely normal.
Thanks for your love and prayers.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Logan is to have another CT scan on Monday and she will decide the next step in all of this according to the results of that scan. She did share with us that she was praying that we would receive good results from the scan - we assured her that we are all praying, too.
We are so thankful for this good news and again want to thank you for praying for Logan and for all of us.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Me and my sweetheart
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Sad to say, the 5 of us will not be going on the Sankey Family Trip to Guatemala and Honduras that is to kick off Monday morning. We are incredibly sad about it, but we know that without a doubt Logan's health is the most important of the two - we all agree on that. I guess we'll just have another South Texas Thanksgiving!
Thank you for praying and to so many of you for taking time to let us know you're praying - it means so much.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Logan's doctors are very concerned (their words) and of, course consequently we are, too. We do ask your prayers for Logan - we know God is able to touch him and help this new medicine to be effective.
Of course, this has dramatically changed our trip plans to Central America. Nothing is finalized yet, but at the very least Logan and I will not be able to go.
Thank you for praying.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Everything's ready to go
Logan "patient"ly putting up with "Nurse Mom"
Monday, November 12, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
He's doing well, but needs another 7 days of IV antibiotics due to the extensive infections in his sinus cavity and his eye. A central line was inserted yesterday, so that we could leave the hospital and infuse the antibiotics at home. Home health care is teaching Marc and me how to infuse the medicine - and we'll hopefully be able to do it ourselves beginning Monday morning. Those of you who know how I "love" needles can just pray extra hard for me.
The language school where Marc attended - RGBI - has offered us the use of an apartment here on campus until we're ready to return home - such a blessing!
Logan's outside playing with friends and brothers this morning - what he's waited to do for so long. He has to be careful with the central line site, we're keeping an eye on him, and he's loving his freedom!
He is schedule for another CT scan and 2 follow up doctors' appointments next week.
Logan and his "prize" from Walmart
We're cutting this rather close since the entire Sankey Family is flying to Guatemala on Monday, the 19th and on to Honduras the latter part of the week. This trip has been planned for years, tickets are bought, and we're praying everything goes well with Logan so we can go.
Again, thanks for all your prayers!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
How well he does over the next couple days will determine when he goes home from the hospital.
Thank you to everyone who has been praying!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
We would appreciate your continued prayers for Logan.
Marc and Melodie
Monday, November 5, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Brushing those teeth after his shower this morning
The balloons and candy from Logan's friends at the Franklin Bible Methodist Church - thank you!
Just "chillin' out" with his DVD player
He's had a lot of fun stuff going on today to help with his boredom...my rough and tumble boy "just wants to be outside playing, that's all!" (his words)
Sponge Bob came to visit Logan today as well as some students from the Pan American University. They read books to the kids, gave out toys and restaurant gift certificates for Kids Meals, etc....plus cousin Kent is here to play games - the best part!
Thank you for praying for Logan.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Thank you so very much to all who have been praying: who've emailed or called to let us know. We are counting on your prayers.
Balloons and treat/toy basket sent from Grandma and Papaw Sankey
His favorite, Mater
Hanging out with his brothers for awhile
Getting examined by the opthamologist
Playing in the playroom
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Marc is with him tonight - he chose Dad to stay overnight instead of Mom - go figure! He's in room 358 of the Children's Hospital in Edinburg, TX. Beth and Steve have had our other boys all day long (and taking turns overnight) - thank you SO much!
Thank you again for your prayers and love. This has been a pretty overwhelming day, but we do know God is in control...He knows what He's doing - we just need His strength and peace during this time.
The yellow shirt pictures are from his ER visit on Sunday. Red shirt pics are today.