We have had so many people ask about coming to visit Erin. We are extremely appreciative of the support that we have received from everyone. We are so grateful for caring friends and family.
While Erin's ANC (fighter white blood cells) is at zero we have to be very cautious about who is in contact with Erin. Erin's isn't allowed outside of her hospital room until her ANC rises to 500 (average ANC is 2,000-3,000) and even then she has to wear a mask. Our family is able to spend time in her room with her because she shares much of the same bacteria in her body as we do. She is currently on two very strong antibiotics and tomorrow she will start an antifungal medication. It's hard to fathom that she could get sick from even the air around her or the carpet in our house.
While Erin's ANC is 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.