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.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Acute Myeloid Leukemia: High, Medium, or Low Risk.

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"

2 comments:

  1. jill and john -
    my prayers continue to be with you, especially that these 5 rounds of chemo put erin in full and forever remission.

    -brooke robertshaw

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  2. Your family are true Troopers! It's hard to believe all that you are going through and overcoming all at the same time. I hope that through all of this that Tender Mercies have come your way. We sure thing of you guys often and check your blog daily. We are praying for Erin, and the rest of your family. Wishing you the best of luck with these last few rounds of chemo.

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