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

Strep Infection

Erin has a Strep infection in her blood.  Most likely what happened is that some strep bacteria from her skin got inside her line and infected her blood.  It causes fevers, low blood pressure, and red rashes on the skin.  This isn't Strep Throat, and those in contact with her won't develop Strep.  It is a worrisome bacterial infection and it can be difficult to treat.  She seems to be responding well to the Vancomycin (antibiotic), they tested her blood to see how much antibiotic was in her system and the just upped her dose of Vancomycin so that she has more antibiotic in her system.  She is having a good nap and we have wonderful staff helping her get better.  She loves having Cecily and Caleb here to visit, she is so happy (even though she looks pretty sick) and she laughs and giggles with them.  Family is such good medicine!

5 comments:

  1. Give Erin a hug from me! I hope she feels better soon!

    ReplyDelete
  2. We will keep her in our prayers. I hope she bounces back quick.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Jill, It doesn't sound very fun. You are so positive. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers! - Love, Becky

    ReplyDelete
  4. We are always thinking of you guys! I came across a blog of a little girl who was diagnosed in July, not sure if it is the same kind or not, but thought I would share it with you. kissesforcami.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Kami, thanks for posting that blog. We actually met the Carver family the day after they were diagnosed. We offered to share our "Enchanted" movie withthem. Erin actually has a different type of leukemia, but I'm glad to be able to read her blog. THANKS!

    ReplyDelete