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.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 20

Erin is doing pretty good.  Still no big fevers. 

The sore in her diaper area was looked at today with an ultrasound to make sure it wasn't abscessed.  They sedated her for the ultrasound and planned on poking the sore and draining it if it was abscessed.  I am glad it wasn't.  They have determined that it is Cellulitis, which is basically an inflamed swollen area.  It is caused by bacteria entering the skin and with her nonexistent immune system she hasn't been able to fight off the infection.  The doctors have started her on a new antibiotic (I don't have the name) that is designed to target tissue infections.  I hope it works. 

Her WBC (white blood cells) count is creeping up very slowly.  Over a week we've noticed that it's moved from 0.6 to 1.0.  I know that doesn't seem like much, but it's been really a big thing for us since the counts are moving UP as opposed to just being ZERO.  All of her other counts are still zero.

1 comment:

  1. Im glad her counts are starting to come up. Im excited to chat with you tonight at our girls night.. YAY!