( these pictures were just 3 weeks ago on the hunting trip with Corey, Lane and a friend )
Thank you all for your patience, kind thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time for our family.
Logan, my stepson is 24, and went in to cardiac arrest 2 am Wednesday morning at his home in Spokane.
We don’t know why…he was healthy with no prior heart issues…….there are a few heart attacks
in older family members on his mom’s side.
His girlfriend immediately started CPR and called 911, the fire station was about 5 minutes from his house and they
arrived very quickly to take over……they continued to work to bring Logan back for 40 minutes and shocked his
heart 6 times, once he had a pulse and was stable they transported him to Sacred Heart Medical. The news was
very grave and we did not know if he would still be with us when we all arrived in Spokane. He was put into a
medically induced coma for 24 hours and his body temperature lowered to help protect his brain…….his condition
had improved some by Wednesday night and Thursday morning they started warming him back up and began
withdrawing the medicine keeping him in a coma, late Thursday afternoon he did wake up and later they were
able to remove his breathing tube. At this point it was A. amazing he was still alive and B. that there was no
neurological damage…..he had some very short term issues relating to not knowing what happend, where
he was, what day it was, but that was not unexpected. When I saw him Thursday he recognized me right away
and asked what day it was…….Thursday I said……..his response was classic Logan……”f**k I am missing the game”,
as he is a die hard football fan, very specifically the Vikings………who at that point in the evening were losing. We told
him of all of his family members who were there to see him ,he couldn’t believe so many were there and asked
if he was dying………….however shortly after that informed me that he was not dying until the Vikings
won the Super Bowl…….I gladly informed him I thought he would have a very long life.
Friday he continued to improve and the short term memory issue were lessened……..by this morning
he was much improved and finally able to keep some food down. His heart when he came in was
only working at 25% and by Saturday it was up to 65%……..they will be implanting a defibrillator on either
Monday or Tuesday which he will have for the rest of his life.
Amazing to say the least and we are so grateful that his girlfriend, Ellie, was there as she saved his
life and that the paramedics who worked on him did not give up.
The nurses and doctors, but especially the nurses he has had in the CICU at
Sacred Heart were unreal in the care they have given him. He is not out of the woods yet and has a long
road of recovery ahead of him, but the doctors have said, given what happend, he’s doing better than could have
been expected. Corey and Julie (his mom) will be staying out there with him as long as needed and I will travel
back to take a shift if needed………we should know much more by the end of next week on his road to recovery.
This certainly sharply focuses what is truly important in life and we are so thankful to still have
Logan with us…………and to everyone who has kept Logan in their thoughts and prayers for us. I will
be back to my regular schedule Monday and will have scans out tomorrow, barring setbacks with Logan.
(Logan with his sister…Lindsay, brother….Lane, and gf….Ellie)