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 29, 2010

It's Almost Halloween!

We visited the annual "Pumpkin Walk" put on by the city of North Logan.  I have been going to the pumpkin walk since I was a little kid and I'm so glad that I can bring my own kids to enjoy it.

Erin's latest bath!  It is so much work to give her a normal bath, that we've resorted to just putting her in the bathroom sink.  She LOVES it!

Enjoying a craft in the Oncology Clinic.

Wearing her new Halloween hat she got from the Oncology Clinic and doing some drawing with Cecily.  I have to tell you about that cute little pumpkin on the table.  When we got to RTU (Rapid Transit Unit) to do her Bone Marrow Aspirate the nurse asked Erin if she could get her anything.  All Erin wanted was a pumpkin.  So, our sweet nurse somehow produced this little pumpkin for Erin.  We love Primary Children's!

Things are going pretty well.  Erin's Cellulitis is still there, but it's just a tiny bit smaller than it was yesterday.  She is so healthy and strong at home and she is so much more happier here!  The dynamics in our family are also so different when she is here.  It must sound weird for me to say that, it's just that she has spent almost 1/2 of a year away from home and so it's always just different when she is here.  We love having her here, but it is always an adjustment for all of us.  She bosses Cecily and Caleb around and they are so patient with her when she does that.

Yesterday we had our Home Health Nurse here and we did a tPA on one of her tubes.  It has just been so sluggish, so the tPA is a blood thinner that sits in her line and busts up any clots that might be there.  After we did the tPA we changed the dressing on her line.  The nurse checked her lines one more time and found that they didn't work at all.  It was really kind of scary, but in the end we determined that her line is just really positional.  That means, that depending on how we have her line in the dressing depends on how well her tubes work.  They just have to be positioned just right or they run slowly.

We are really looking forward to Halloween tomorrow.  Cecily got dressed up in her witch costume for school and all morning Erin danced around saying that she was "Angelina Ballerina."  I'm not sure what she'll end up dressing up as tomorrow, but I'm sure when the time comes she'll let us know what she wants.  She is such an amazingly strong person.  We love our little air bear!

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