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.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

PEG Shot and Going Home!

We are well into our chemotherapy round #5.  Erin and I had a great time playing in the halls and everyone just oohed and ahhed when they saw how cute our Little Air Bear is. 


We got a visit from Chase who has ALL Leukemia.  His Mom, Dani, has to travel from St. George 2 times a week to come to Primary Children's for treatments in the Oncology Clinic.  It was sweet to visit with them for a little bit.


This morning Erin got her PEG - Asparaginase Chemotherapy Shot.  I was so worried about this shot, but it ended up not being a big deal at all.  Here's Nurse Emily with her scary face because we think shots are scary and the nurses don't like to make kids cry.


Nurse Emily applied "Buzzy" (pictured below) to Erin's leg where the shot was to be administered.  He has a blue ice pack on him and he vibrates.  The vibrations confuse the nerves so the patient doesn't feel any pain.  Then, she moved Buzzy down her leg and they gave Erin the shot.  Erin didn't even flinch.  I don't think she even realized she was given a shot.  All she was concerned about was that Buzzy was cold on her leg.


Yay!  All done!


Erin and I just got home.  We will be here for 5 days and then we'll go back to Primary Children's on Thursday to finish this last round of chemo. 

Her counts are going to be dropping each day,
so please don't visit us if:
you are sick
have a runny nose
have diarrhea
have a cough
have the flu
are throwing up
if you think you are sick
if you've been around anyone sick
if you've been around anyone with chicken pox

THANKS!


3 comments:

  1. So excited for you to get this last round done! And I entirely need one of those Buzzy guys, why don't all pediatricians have those? I love that she didn't even realize she'd been given the shot. Best wishes for this final round.

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  2. Love the cheering picture of Erin standing on her bed! And that hat with the ears is super cute!

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  3. yay! i'm glad that shot wasn't as bad as you were expecting. that buzzy thing is so cool - i haven't seen it before. seriously, every pediatrician should have one!

    erin's hat with ears is so adorable.

    enjoy your time at home!!

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