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, October 15, 2010

Coming Home

John and Erin are on their way home right now!  They have to first stop at our Home Health Company and pick up all of our supplies and then they'll be on their way to Logan where they'll meet up with our Home Health Nurse.  Then will get packed up and come up to Bear Lake to be with the rest of us!  I can hardly wait!

Erin's ANC is up to 600 today and her sore is just looking better each day.  She is still on Oxycodone and Tylenol for the pain.  They are also keeping her on the Vancomycin and Meropenem antibiotics for the next 2 weeks while she is home.

I was so excited to get an opportunity to donate blood on Wednesday night at the Stake Blood Drive done by the Red Cross.  I don't have the same blood type that Erin has, but it was fun thinking about how I was helping someone else in need.  The best part was that I donated in my fastest time ever - 7 minutes!  Cecily & Caleb came along with me and they were so well behaved and sat in their chairs coloring for almost an hour while they waited for me.

I just think it is so wonderful that Cecily & Caleb have had each other while we've gone through this.  It was quite a shock to us to have them 14 months apart, but it has really has become a blessing.  They are built in friends and they get along so well. 

Well, I can't wait to see my Little Air Bear and watch her run out in the sunshine!  It is so hard to contain my excitement!  I am also one of the most impatient people ever, but I am so glad to know that today is finally the day!  And, the best part is that we only have to take her back for ONE MORE ROUND of chemotherapy after this!  YES!


  1. Yay yay yay! So glad she's coming home. And I would hardly consider you "one of the most impatient people ever"! Have a great time at Bear Lake. You guys have earned a little respite.

  2. HOORAY! We're so happy to hear that Erin gets to come home! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Can't even imagine how you are feeling right now. After such a long stay at the hospital both you, your hubby, and Erin deserve to run and play in the sun. Happy, happy day!!!

  4. Oh, I'm so happy for you. What a sweetheart. I love reading your blog. I think about you all the time. Much love :)