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, September 14, 2010

Every Day

As I was tickling Erin before she went down for her nap I looked at her and thought about how much she has changed since June 1st when she was diagnosed with AML. She has gone through so much and changed in some ways. Here's a picture of her when she was first diagnosed.



I had almost forgotten what she looked like with hair.  She has grown taller and her round cheeks are gone.  Her skin color looks pretty pink and normal now, not so translucent as before she was diagnosed.  She doesn't bruise easily anymore.  Before she was diagnosed she always felt so fragile and now she is starting to feel strong, like a two year old should feel.  She has so much more energy now and she really has developed a very strong will through all of this. 

It's been 106 days since Erin was diagnosed.

 Every day I am reminded that she has Leukemia. 

Every day I am thankful that I have my little air bear
to snuggle, tickle, and chase around the room. 

2 comments:

  1. isn't it crazy how fast you forget what they look like with hair?? it's like it was a different lifetime!

    i'm glad she is getting a little stronger in spite of everything - that is wonderful!

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  2. Im so glad to hear she has more energy, is stronger and her color is better. Cami seems to be going the opposite direction and its frustrating to look back at pictures of her before all of this- she seems like a different child, and lately I have been mourning my loss of that "other Cami" sometimes it feels like she will never come back. I need to work up the courage to do a post like this, I think its good to see how much they have changed and keep track of it.

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