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.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Feels like a Friday!

It feels like a Friday today!  Usually I'd be down at Primary Children's on Thursdays, but since I'm not, I have had a great day just being home with the kids with nothing to do.  It feels nice.  Usually I cram everything (shopping, laundry, cleaning, practicing, etc.) into 3 days, but not this week.  So, it feels like a Friday.  And tomorrow will be the real Friday, and then there will be Saturday and Sunday.  I'm in Heaven!

Erin's ANC is 1300!  Woot woot!  She is scheduled for an ultra sound on Wednesday, Oct. 27th, and then they will most likely admit her for her last round of chemotherapy.

Her Home Health Nurse Janine came today and we changed Erin's dressing on her line.  You'd think that after 5 months of this she wouldn't cry bloody murder, but she still does.  Poor thing!  At least we only have about 4 or 5 more of these and THEN WE'LL BE THROUGH!  When we finished the dressing change, she just curled up and bawled - it was one of those deep down cries where she sounds like she just feels bad.  I don't think the dressing changes hurt her physically, but I think they must hurt her feelings.  She probably feels so violated and I hate having her feel like that.

On the other side of things, she has such a strong spirit.  I have noticed so many things about her that make me think that there are angels about her helping her through this.  How else could a little 2 year old be coping so well with this trial?  She understands so much.  She is so brave and strong.  I told her that next week we were going back to the hospital and I asked her if she was alright with that.  She replied, "yes."  She knows what the hospital is, and she knows what goes on there and she was still sweet as ever to say, "yes".

She just came up to me and said, "excuse me Mom, I want black."  She is referring to a black Popsicle.  I haven't seen black Popsicles, but she wants one.  Our neighbor and the kids' babysitter Haley just showed up to color Halloween masks with the kids.  Erin ran across the room and gave Haley a big hug.  Life is good!

1 comment:

  1. Erin has such an amazing little spirit. She just brightens up the room she is in. We love that girl, and we are glad she is enjoying time at home with her awesome family.