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.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 26

Erin is 26 days into this 5th and final round of chemotherapy.  Wow, it's been long.  It felt like forever to even start the round and now it just feels like it's dragging along.  I am so very thankful that she has been so healthy throughout this whole round.

Just in case your interested in her blood work.  Her ANC is zero.  She has 4 monocytes which is better than zero, but still not really anything.  Her white blood count is 0.5 (normal is 6.0).  She got platelets on Sunday which put her platelets up to 128 (normal is in the 400's - I think).  Today her platelets are 98.  So, her body is just hanging out at zero. 

She is really happy and having such a good time with everyone who is taking turns staying with her.  She LOVES getting her mail each day.  Thank you so much for sending pictures for her walls.  She has loved all of the different pictures everyone has colored for her.

If you would still like to color a holiday picture for Erin you can mail it to:
Erin Hughes, Room 4412
Primary Children's Medical Center
100 North Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113

Erin opening her mail

Running past her wall of pictures.


  1. Rachel really enjoyed her visit with Erin today! It was the high point of her day! (Even if our nurse practitioner got after her for coming in Erin's room...) Sure hoping Erin's ANC starts to jump up soon. Hope you know that your family will always hold a special place in our hearts!
    Hugs! Marie

  2. Man, come on neutrophils! :) You guys are such troopers! Thanks for the update - we sure hope you are able to get out of there soon! We're praying hard every night for that ANC to rise.

  3. Dear Erin,

    This is your aunt Erin. Please tell your counts to go up SOON!!! I will try my best to be patient in the meantime. I love you and can't wait to see you again!!

    Love, Aunt Erin