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.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Starting on Wednesday!

So that plan is to start Chemo Round #5 on Wednesday morning!  I am really excited about this.  Erin's ANC is 1900 today and her other blood work is just perfect!  We are pleased.  Her CRP (inflammation in the blood) is at 1.4.  It's lower than previously, but it's still above the average (0.8).  We have had Erin home for just over 3 weeks so it is important to get her back into the hospital for her last round.  We can't let too much time lapse between rounds. 

Her Cellulitis sore is looking alright.  It's still there and it's still hard to the touch, but it does look smaller.  I got the results from the Antibiotic Suseptibility Test that was done on the Pseudomonas bacteria.  The Meropenem and Clindamycin antibiotics that she is taking should be working on killing the bacteria.  They didn't test the Vancomycin on the bacteria.  This test was done on a culture from the bacteria outside of her Cellulitis.  We have not done a biopsy of the Cellulitis to find out exactly what bacteria is inside the Cellulitis.

Erin is happy and in really good spirits.  She is almost her normal self!  Tonight John was giving her the oral medications she takes and it just amazed me at how well she takes them.  1 ml Voriconazole, 3.75 ml Septra, and 5 ml Clindamycin is a lot of medication for a 2 1/2 year old to willingly take over and over.  I should get a video of her downing them.  She is a really good patient here at home.  It will be interesting to see how she does on this last round of chemo.  I just can't wait for all of this to be over!

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  1. We can't wait for it to be over for you either!! We will keep Erin in our prayers as she goes through this last round. We love you guys!
    Cody and Amy

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