On June 1, 2010 our two year old, "Little Air Bear," was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Type M7. After enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Hospital, Erin is now in remission and living a full life at home with our family. Her strong will and constant happy smile is an inspiration to us all. Through our difficult circumstances we found great strength and peace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for checking in on us.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Finally Being All together!

We are all here at Primary Children's (ICS the Immunocompromised Unit) having a ball with Erin as she fights her Acute Myeloid Leuekmia M7. My mother has been here since last night and she said that they had a great night. Erin is really happy. She is L-O-V-I-N-G having Cecily & Caleb here to play with.

We brought a bunch of playthings that people have given us. We have an AquaDoodle, Princess CD Player, Tea set, Doctor kit, a Webkinz, stuffed animals, notebooks, and a water color paint book. We have appreciated all of the gifts for Erin (and Cecily & Caleb). They have enjoyed having new things to play with to take their minds off of this new family situation and to sort of fill the void of a missing sibling/parent.

Right now Erin is going crazy with her tea set, making us all cups of hot chocolate. We are going to be confined to our room for the next few weeks until her ANC (fighter white blood cells) reach 500. I believe that when they reach 500 we will get to go home to Logan. It will take approx. 3 weeks. Right now, her ANC is 100. Lots and lots and lots of hand washing!!! No sick visitors please.

We just wanted to let you all know that we are doing really well. It is nice to be together as a family. When we came through the door, Erin yelled, "Mommy, Daddy, Cecily, Caleb!" She and Cecily have been snuggling in her hospital bed and Erin has been tickling and teasing Cecily. They are still the same little kiddies that they were before the Leukemia.

Tags: "Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia" "AML" "Leukemia" "M7" "Acute Megakaryocytic Leukemia"

1 comment:

  1. Jill, we just got home from vacation to hear the news about Erin. My heart is heavy and my eyes are filled with tears as I read about the last week in your life. You are so strong, and Heavenly Father will bless you! Our prayers are with you!!!