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.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Good Days!

Yesterday Erin had a really rough day.  She was so crabby and she kept throwing anything she could get her hands on.  She didn't want anything, yet she wanted everything.  She had a little nap from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Her nurse called me at home and asked me for John's cell phone because she said that Erin was really really mad when she woke up and she needed to find John (he was just downstairs in the hospital).  He got her back to asleep at around 4:00 pm for another nap.  At 6:30 pm John decided to pray whether or not he should wake her up or let her sleep through for the night.  He was worried that if he woke her up she'd be a monster.  He was also worried that if he didn't wake her up that she might wake up at midnight starving and be a doubly angry monster.  He decided it was right to wake her up. 

At 6:50 pm he woke her up and gave her dinner, dressed her in her jammies, read her stories, and by 8:10 pm she was back asleep in bed.  She slept through the night and woke up at 7:30 am this morning happy as a lark.  Looks like she needed some good sleep.  We were thinking that her body must have been so tired from the high fevers and her heart must have been tired from her high heart rates while she was fevering.  Sometimes her heart rate would get up to 180 when it should normally be around 120.

Erin's ANC is 200 again today.  Dr. Fluchel came in and told John that if Erin's ANC comes up to 300 then she'll be able to come home.  We are very excited.  It is amazing to us that she can get so sick and then her ANC starts coming up and miraculously she rapidly improves.  If she comes home tomorrow she'll have been at Primary Children's for her 3rd round for only 23 days instead of the estimated 28 days.  Wahoo!

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