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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Pictures

Playing in the toy nook.

Can't wait until she's 16.

Driving down the hallways.


Erin is doing remarkably well. Her ANC was up to 1700 yesterday. I can't believe it went up instead of down during the chemotherapy. I'm sure though, that it will drop down to zero soon enough. In the meantime, we took her out to play in the hallways and the toy nook. She loved it so much. She was all over the place running and playing. At 8:00 pm we wheeled her back into the room in the police car while she was screaming "no no" but it was getting time to put her to bed. The doctors are impressed with her blood counts, everything looks really good and she is so healthy right now. Technically she is in "remission" because she only has 2% leukemia left in her bone marrow. She had 80%-90% when she was originally admitted. Being under 5% means you are in remission, but she still has to do all the rounds of chemo so that the hopefully the leukemia won't return. The doctors said that 75% of the AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) kids are in remission after their first round of chemo, we are thankful to be part of that percentage.

4 comments:

  1. remission is awesome jill and john! y'all continue to be in my prayers.

    -brooke robertshaw

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  2. So glad to hear that all is going well!! Also glad that her counts are up too, for now.
    I have to admit those halls look very familiar.

    I'm glad she found the car and that you are also learning to drive the "IV pole". It's tricky with the toys!

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  3. So adorable. I just love the mask... I hope it is getting easier to have her wear it.

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