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.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Fever

We had a wonderful morning!  Erin has just eaten 3 Popsicles and she kept telling us she was cold.  We wrapped her up in a blanket and held her and then that awful dooming feeling came when we felt how hot her head was.  We took her temperature and it was 101.1 F degrees (38.4 C).  We called the nurse in and she took her temp too.  Within 5 minutes we had 3 doctors in, the nurse is drawing blood so that it can be cultured, she just took some Tylenol and she'll be starting two antibiotics (Fortaz and Vancomycin) in a few minutes.  They are going to hook her up and fill her up with fluids so her blood pressure will not drop down.  We are going to have Dr. Barnett as our new doctor to watch her while she has a fever and a possible infection.  We really like Dr. Barnett, he has been our doctor for the last 2 stays when she had fevers. 

It's interesting that last night I was thinking about how easy the stay as been.  Our nurse has only had to come in a handful of times a day and we've basically just been playing all day long while we wait for her counts to come up.  Even though it can be boring and we get couped up here it is such an amazing feeling knowing that as soon as a fever starts we have immediate attention on getting her better.  The blood cultures are watched 24 hours a day and they will take immediate action if anything grows.

The nurse just finished drawing blood from her line and Erin is falling asleep.

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy you have this blog, it is such a blessing to see her sweet progress, and her adventures at this time. My testimony is stronger as I read through, and see your strength as you face this with her. Keeping tabs on her has been something wonderful, know you are in our constant prayers, wishing for "fever.less" days, and more giggles coming your way!