When Erin was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia M7 they did a blood test to see if she was high, medium, or low risk for a bone marrow transplant. Cecily & Caleb did a blood test to see if they were a match for a transplant. The Oncologists told us that if she was low risk they wouldn't do a transplant. If she was medium risk they would only do a transplant if one of her siblings were a perfect match. If she was high risk then they do the transplant with another bone marrow donor.
Today we found out that Erin is medium risk for a bone marrow transplant. However, Cecily & Caleb are NOT a match for her. So we will not do a bone marrow transplant unless she relapses after we've done these 5 rounds of chemo.
Her ANC (Fighter white blood cells) are at ZERO. The hospital is taking a lot of precautions on those who are in contact with Erin. They would like to limit visitors to family and ask that no children come in her room. When her ANC starts coming up they will most likely reduce the restrictions.
Tags: "Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia" "AML" "Leukemia" "M7" "Acute Megakaryocytic Leukemia"