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

A Bald Head: Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Bald is beautiful.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia M7

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We got fed up with hair falling all over the place. We got the hospital shaver and took all of Erin's hair off. She has the most beautifully shaped head. Her green eyes and red lips are just so much more striking now. She has been dancing around and singing to Dora this afternoon. It's been a good day. As I have been thinking of Erin loosing her hair I am reminded of a scripture about the resurrection. Every person will be resurrected and we are promised "and even there shall not so much as a hair of their heads be lost; but everything shall be restored to its perfect frame" (Alma 11:44).

John's family from Mesquite took Cecily & Caleb today to Mesquite for a week. Our kids were sooo absolutely thrilled to get to spend a week playing with cousins. We are so appreciative of them to offer to take our kids for the week. It will be nice for John while he has his last class for his Administrative Certificate. I will get to spend the week here at Primary Children's with Erin. She is such a joy to be around. She is so strong and she has been doing so well coping with her situation. The Lord tells us to come unto him as a little child. There is so much we can learn from our little two-year old.

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

4 comments:

  1. Jill, she is gorgeous. She does have a beautiful head and features. It is probably a relief to not deal with the hair falling out. And probably more comfortable for her too. Love you and thinking of you.

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  2. She's just as cute without hair as she is with. What a pretty little face and smile.

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  3. Lisa Marie, I think that Erin looks so much like you. She has your same eyes and smile. What a lucky little girl to look like her beautiful auntie!

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  4. She is so cute! The two bottom pictures she looks just like Caleb! Tell her I said hi:)

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