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, July 30, 2010

Another Good Day

Little Air Bear had a great night and has also had a great day today. Her ANC is still 200, but her platelet count is going up instead of down. We are so excited she is making her own platelets so she won't be needing anymore transfusions this hospital stay. Her other blood counts have all moved up too! Thank you for your prayers.

Dr. Verma and Dr. Barnett said that they'll do a chest x-ray on Monday and if it looks good then she'll be allowed to go home. This is earlier than we expected and it is such a blessing! I can't believe that with this more difficult hospital stay she would actually be coming home earlier than last time.

I can't wait to see her run free in the grass in our backyard. I can't wait to see her untethered from her IV poll. I am so excited to see her sleep in her own bed in her own room surrounded by all the toys and books that she loves. Seeing her bound to her room, unable to enjoy a normal life makes me think of how we unknowingly give up some of our freedom and bind ourselves to unnecessary things in the world. It could be work, money, friends, the computer, habits, our homes, or hobbies to name a few things. All of these things in life can be good, but they become harmful when they take over our normal lives and we become bound to them. I have gained a new appreciation for life and how short it is. The world makes us feel like we need to do this and have that, but do we really?

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