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 13, 2010

Good Results

Today Erin's ANC is 300! 

I'm going to include some of her blood work here for those of you who know what I'm talking about and have been following it.  Her WBC is 0.9.  Her Neutrifils are up to 24.  Her CRP (the swelling/inflammation test) is down to 11 today.  It got up to 21 so we're so happy to see that there is a downward trend on the swelling on her sore.

Her cellulitis sore is healing pretty good (better than expected).  Yesterday she had morphine and oxycodone to handle her pain, but today she's only been on Tylenol.  We are trying to get her off the harder painkillers so that she can come home.  She is still on a whole bunch of antibiotics and she'll probably come home with them and we'll have to give them to her here.

As for coming home, well we are just waiting for the sore really.  The ANC is coming up nicely and that might be due to the Neuprogen which stimulates cell growth which makes her white blood cell count come up quicker.  Anyways, they might not send her home until her ANC is 800 or 1000, but we're not totally certain about that.  If her pain is under control and her sore is almost healed and her ANC is getting higher then she'll come home.

Thank you everyone for fasting and praying for Erin.  There have been so many blessings that have come from your faith.  Thank you so much! 

P.S. While our roof is under construction we are without Internet since our Internet comes through a tower that usually sits on our roof.  The roofing guys had to disconnect the tower and the Internet peeps can't come until Monday to fix it.  So, sorry that there won't be updates on Erin's progress for awhile. Thank you for checking in on us, we appreciate it so much.


  1. I am so glad that ANC is coming up. Sounds like the other "owies" are healing nicely as well. We are still praying for little Erin. Cami asks about her daily. She is SO excited for her to get out of the hospital. Im so sorry this round has been hard on you all, but it will be over before you know it. Hugs all around.

  2. Yay for high"er" ANC. That is great that it is coming up. Hopefully she can get feeling better and go home. It is so fun to see the look on their face after a hospital stay when they see their own bed. Ours have never been as long as Erin's is so I can only imagine how excited she will be. Soon...really soon!!!

  3. Doing the happy dance that her ANC is coming up!! Hope you can spring out of there soon! I can imagine how tired you all must be of the hospital!

  4. Hooray! This is good news! I'm glad her ANC is starting to rise. What a relief for all of you! Hopefully everything else will heal and she'll be home soon! I'm so happy for you guys! We continue to pray for Erin.