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, August 29, 2010

The Cultures Came Back Positive

The cultures on her blood work came back at 1:00 in the morning and the Resident told me that her cultures tested positive for bacteria growth.  She had some pretty high fevers in the night 103.8 F (39.9 C).  Erin and I slept together in her bed and her body was so toasty hot.  She kept me warm, while she laid there with just a sheet on her bottom half.  I kept a wet rag on her forehead for part of the night and that seemed to help her cool down a bit.  She had an allergic reaction to the Vancomycin (antibiotic) and she developed the Red Man's Syndrome where her head and face get really red and irritated.  She also broke out into hives on her arms and legs.  She's pretty much over the Red Man's (I know, it is a really weird name) and the hives come and go.  Overall, she is doing well this morning.

Dr. Barnett just came in to check on Erin.  Her fever is down to around 100 F. The bacteria is in her blood stream and may or may not be growing in her central line.  We hope that it doesn't start growing in her line. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Jill, bless Erin's heart. I don't like to think about that cute little face covered in redness. Or bacteria growing. Keep us posted, and keep smiling. :)

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