Monday, June 30

As usual no news is good news....with that being said tomorrow we start our hospital visits again. This week Logan has to go through all the tests again to make sure he is still cancer free. As you can imagine Kelly, I and family are just a little uptight. We will get results back Thursday and of course post them as soon as we have them. We are then scheduled to start treatment number 4 of 5 on Monday.

Logan has been playing hard non-stop. Yesterday we went out to Chloe's uncles house. He lives on a lake. Logan (and family) had a great time. we took Logan out in a paddle boat, he went swimming, and his favorite he rode quads. Logan usually gets up around 7am every morning and keeps looking out his bedroom window until he see that Chloe is up. They then play non-stop until about 8pm every night. As I type this Chloe, Logan's big brother Josh, & Logan are out playing baseball in the backyard.

Thursday, June 26



Logan (as well as family & friends) participated in the Puyallup Relay For Life last weekend. It was amazing to participate in the Survivors Lap w/ Logan.

Logan continues to do amazing. Today he went to the zoo w/ Chloe & Sydney. He had a blast!
We also added more pictures on slide show at right.

Sunday, June 22

Wanted to update everyone. As you all know, if you haven't heard from us ..... Logan is well in most cases. We were allowed to go to Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma on Thursday for a basic blood draw. We only had to have this done to fit into the guidelines for the experimental treatment. On Friday.... Logan played with Chloe ALL day long and then we went to Emerald Ridge High School for the RELAY FOR LIFE. Logan was able to participate in the opening walk with other survivors, it was a great experience. Saturday.... Logan again played with Chloe ALL day, attended a Birthday Party ( which he had alot of fun at ) and then continued to play with his friend until his eyes could take no more. Sunday.... got his second haircut since it as grown back ( he wants to keep it long ) and played with Chloe all day. ( Chloe went with us for a haircut also ) We will post some pictures of Logan at the RELAY FOR LIFe tomorrow. Just a recap, Logan goes all day long playing outside and finally stops to go to bed. He is doing great, and having alot of fun.

We don't head back to the Children's Hospital until July 1st!!! July 1st and 2nd Logan goes through "re-staging". All tests are done on Logan. They are doing their 3 month check up to make sure Logan is in remission still. Our doctor, Dr. Park,will call us on July 3rd with the results. Until then.... Logan will PLAY, PLAY, PLAY!!!!

Tuesday, June 17

Well good news....I think. Logan's counts are back above 13,000. There was a mistake in the lab yesterday when doing Logan's labs. We are all human and all make mistakes so all is forgiven...the last 24 hours though have been filled w/ a little stress, confusion, worrying etc.

Logan is doing awesome! He played w/ Chloe this morning before going up to the hospital.

Wanted to take this public forum and congratulate all 9th graders at Kalles Jr. High and wish them all well as they venture off into High School. What you all have done for Logan & family this past school year was amazing. Also good luck to all 6th graders at Logan's school, Fruitland Elementary, as they venture into Jr. High. Thank you to Logan's kindergarten class for thinking about Logan everyday he was not there and when he came to visit making him apart of your daily activities.....Most importantly a big thanks to Logan's kindergarten teacher Mrs. Pesature who continued to teach Logan, on her own time, to make sure Logan is ready for first grade. You are amazing...THANK YOU!

Monday, June 16



Logan continues to get better day by day. Today he went to hospital for check-up and to check his blood counts. This time his counts were all "out of whack". The doctor has never seen anything like it....so much so that she had his blood re-checked and the numbers did not change. His ANC count which should be super high because we have been giving him boost shoots was below where it can fight infection. 250 range. It was 12,000+ on Friday. They were not concerned to keep Logan (admit). They will have him come back tomorrow to be re-checked. Dr. Park did say that the bone marrow could be producing so much it has "taken a break" and hopefully should rebound. Logan was so worried he came home from the hospital and played Power Rangers w/ Chloe;)

Sunday, June 15

Father, Dad, Daddy, Old Man, Papa, Pops.....Hero. Happy Father's day to all the Dad's....especially my dad (Ron), my step-dad (David), Kelly's dad (Larry). You all mean the world to me. This last year people have told me that I am an amazing dad....I have done what any other father would do. Thank you to all. Your support and kind words help us get through everyday.

Saturday, June 14

A bunch of new pictures added below on right!

Friday, June 13

We are home! Logan is feeling o.k. Today has been the roughest day of the week. As I type this though he just took a bath w/ his brother and is playing w/ him and feeling much better. Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers this week.

Thursday, June 12




Wow what a day! I am not sure who had more fun Logan or Dad. Today from 3pm-5pm they had a Father's Day party on the SCCA floor. The theme was sports. The big surprise is Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks Quarterback, Deon Branch, Seahawks Wide Receiver, Chris Spencer, Seahawks Center, Nate Robinson, player for NBA NY Knicks, Brandon Roy, NBA Portland Trailblazers, Jamal Crawford, NY Knicks, & Will Conroy, LA Clippers showed up and signed autographs.

The best part of the day and a memory that will last a life time for both Logan & I is when Logan gave Matt Hasselbeck a Kalles Cookbook autographed by Logan....Matt immediately took off his personal Seahawks hat he was wearing, autographed it for Logan, and put it on his head. Logan wore the hat the next two hours and kept telling everyone that Matt and him have the same size head because the hat fit so well;) Matt also threw a pass to Logan w/ a Nerf football in which Logan made a great catch.

The nurses kept teasing me because I was having as much fun as the kids....I was! Thank you Shauna (nurse who organized the event)....it was awesome!

Logan continues to feel great...we get to go home early tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, June 11

Logan continues to do great. Today was another great day fulfilled w/ Wii playing, bike riding, playing w/ Ben, and watching movies. Kelly and I were thinking the reason there is no signs of pain is that the antibodies don't know what to do because there is no cancer to attack.

Rooming w/the Townes has been a blessing. I know we can look across the room for a smile, a laugh, a relaxing look. Yes we have found someone that knows exactly our thoughts but more important is Logan has found another great friend in Ben and Kelly and I have found two great people in Carin and Jeff....soon Peyton & Ryan will get to meet as well....

Tuesday, June 10

1/2 way done w/ the antibody! We are 10 treatments down w/ 10 to go! GREAT JOB LOGAN!
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Logan is doing amazing....we were asking Dr. Park if they are even giving him the antibody this time. He woke up this morning joking around. We took a bath and then rode bikes. He also has been singing on the Wii karaoke machine. The nurses are going to come in this afternoon and do a concert for Logan & Ben.

Monday, June 9

Logan has had an awesome day! This kid is amazingly strong. He has been playing the Wii most the day as well as playing w/ Lego's. He also invited his roommate, Ben Towne, over to watch a movie w/ him. We are about 15 minutes from finishing treatment 9 of 20. Yes...we are very fortunate to have the Towne's as roommate's again. Ben is doing great...as I type this he is out riding in one of the cars that Logan bought at Toy's r Us. Logan is sleeping very peacefully right now. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, June 8

Well here we are the night before we head up for yet another week at the hospital. Tonight we had a BBQ at our house w/ some friends and family. Logan had a blast and played real hard. At 8:00 when I went to put Logan to bed I was yelling for him and could not find him....I finally heard him yelling to me upstairs. He was so tired, he put himself to bed.

We want to send a very special THANK YOU to our extended family at Logan's school Fruitland Elementary. Earlier in the year they had a carnival on Logan's behalf. From the proceeds they bought games, Lego's, and 4 Wii's to donate to Seattle Children's hospital. They actually bought 2 and Nintendo matched their donation w/ 2 more! Logan will deliver all the games tomorrow....he is so excited. Fruitland also gave us $500 in Shell gas cards...that will help so much w/ our daily trips to Seattle...THANK YOU, THANK YOU! On Friday Logan stopped by his school and brought his class doughnuts. They were all so excited to see Logan and he was so excited to be there. One of his classmates, Hannah, saved one of her prizes from field day to share w/ Logan....THANK YOU HANNAH!

Well I will keep everyone updated on our week in the hospital. Please pray for an uneventful week this week. This last three weeks we have had our Logan back...playing real hard until he can barely walk because he is so tired. We have met some amazing people through this fight, a lot of them....I just wish it was all a dream. I wish I could wake up tomorrow and send Logan to school...I would go to work....I still would want to know all the amazing people we have met though, Thank you for every one's thoughts and prayers.

Friday, June 6




COOKBOOKS FOR SALE!

A Taste of Kalles....faculty & their families have put together an amazing cookbook w/ all proceeds going to Logan's fight. Cost is $15 plus shipping ($3). If you want one just send payment via pay pal (on right of Logan's website) as well as e-mail to jasonyewis@gmail.com w/ who it is going to as well as address. If you want a personal message from Logan please specify.

THANK YOU KALLES!


Thursday, June 5

Logan's appointment went well today. The only real surprise is that he has lost 3 pounds. He has been eating so well so that really surprised us. All that boxing on the Wii is burning a lot of calories. Kelly & I have also made the decision to continue w/ the experimental treatment. The reason we have is because they are not going to give Logan the IL2 medicine anymore that made him so sick in round 2. The next three treatments will now just be the antibody he got in round 1 that he seemed to tolerate o.k.
Attached is a great article written by Executive Editor, Jason Hickman, of CBS Max Preps, Inc. about Logan Fest basketball tournament this last weekend.

Wednesday, June 4

Logan, Peyton, & Kelly are home....they brought aunt Kim back w/ them! Back to the hospital tomorrow. Logan has a normal "check-up" appointment tomorrow. We are also scheduled to be admitted on Monday to start round three of the experimental. As I was driving down the driveway Logan saw Chloe in her garage....he made me stop the car, he ran out yelling her name. They stopped, both hugged each other, and continued to play for the next hour. There are a lot of pictures from Logan's vacation. I will try to get them onto the blog (sideshow) by this weekend.

Sunday, June 1



It's Sunday night....I miss Logan, Peyton, & Kelly a lot! They will be home on Wednesday afternoon. Logan is having g a great time in New York. The pictures at left are him playing on the playground at Kelly's old elementary school.

On Saturday I got to take place in yet another amazing fundraising event put on by Kalles Jr. High, their staff, as well as other great people. Logan Fest 2008 basketball tournament. It was amazing. 22 teams participated in the event. It was awesome. I wish Logan could have been there, he would have loved it. His best friend Chloe was there and she was serving Hot Dogs and helping out. She kept asking when Logan is going to be home. She cannot wait to see him to play Power Rangers. Mario, Kalles, and others that participated in Logan Fest....a huge heart felt THANK YOU! One thing that really "hit home" w/ me that day is when a teacher told me that Logan (and family) have taught the students at Kalles way more than they could ever learn in the classroom. Everyone at Kalles has embraced our family. I am proud to call our family Tyees for life!