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.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Repairing the Line

Our nurse repaired her central line. It was quite remarkable how she did it. She clamped her line above the nick, then she cut off the line and just glued another one to it, like gluing two open ended hoses together, only she did it with skill and with a lot of sterilized equipment. But, one procedure was left out. Through some confusion, she ended up putting the Heprin (anti-clotting medication) in the wrong line. So, the repaired line did not get the Heprin before it was repaired. Our night nurse just checked her repaired line and there are blood clots in it blocking the line. She is going to be given tPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator) within the hour which is basically a clot buster that will dissolve the clots and open up her line.

Erin's fever has just about gone and before she went to sleep it was 98.8. She was so much happier this evening, I even got her to laugh (instead of complain) when I tickled her. She sat for about an hour playing with the contents in my purse while I chatted on the phone with my Mom. She has stopped thrashing and crying and she has been sleeping soundly for the past hour. I am doing the laundry and I just finished reading "The Golden Spiral" by Lisa Mangum. It's the second book in her 3 book series. The first book is called "The Hourglass Door." They're sort of Twilight-type books, only better written.

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