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.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

2 Year Birthday While Fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Today Erin turned two years old, in the hospital, while battling Acute Myeloid Leuekmia M7. She is have a fantastic day! This morning 7 nurses and staff came into our room in very silly hats and sang "happy birthday". Then she opened her presents and enjoyed playing with each one. Her ANC is still zero, but her other counts are slowly rising so things are looking good with her. Her blood pressure is still a bit high, but not high enough to require medication. It's been a good birthday for her.

Last night the nurse suggested we put Erin's hair in pigtails so that her hair wouldn't be falling all over the place. When she woke up this morning her hair was in two dreads, it was really gross. I pulled out a pair of scissors and just chopped the pigtails off.  I know, it sounds drastic.  But, her hair is falling out like crazy. As you'll see in the photos, it wasn't one of my best haircuts.  I think we'll celebrate by shaving her head today.
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Tags: "Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia" "AML" "Leukemia" "M7" "Acute Megakaryocytic Leukemia"

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