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, December 15, 2010

The Numbers

I am just shocked and it's so hard to believe what Erin's little body has been through.

As of January 7, 2011:
218 days since diagnosis
146 days & nights spent at Primary Children's
35 days of IV Chemotherapy
Her ANC (immune system) was zero for 79 days
6 Central line repairs
34 Dressing changes
4 Echocardiograms
4 EKGs
5 CT Scans
2 MRIs
1 Ultrasound
1 Central line placement
1 Central line removal
6 Bone Marrow Aspirations
4 Lumbar Punctures
2 PEG shots
13 Blood transfusions
13 Platelet transfusions
Highest Fever: 104.3 F (40.3 C)
35 different pharmaceuticals
Biggest insurance claim: $102,312.39
Smallest insurance claim: $0.30
Insurance statements filed away: 250

ARA-C (Chemotherapy)
Daunorubicin (Chemotherapy)
Mitoxantrone (Chemotherapy)
Etoposide, VP-16 (Chemotherapy)
Neupogen (stimulate white blood cell growth)
Morphine (pain reliever)
Oxycodone (pain reliever)
Tylenol (fever reducer)
Nifedipine (blood pressure reducer)
Versed (sedation)
Ketamine (sedation)
Propofol (sedation)
Precedex (sedation)
Nembutal (sedation)
Lidocaine (local anesthetic)
Zofran (anti nausea)
Atarax (anti-allergen)
Benadryl (anti-allergen)
Claritin (anti-allergen)
Bactroban (antibiotic ointment)
Calmoseptine (diaper rash ointment)
Clobetasol Propionate (ointment)
Mupirocin (antibiotic ointment)
Septra (anti pneumonia)
Vancomycin (antibiotic)
Fortaz (antibiotic)
Nafcillian (antibiotic)
Meropenem (antibiotic)
Clindamycin (antibiotic)
Voriconazole (anti fungal)
Caspofungin (anti fungal)
tPA - Tissue Plasminogen Activator (blood thinner)
Heparin (anticoagulant)
Saline Eye Drops


  1. Your post reminds me just how much our girls have gone through! We miss you guys. It really is not the same without you here. Don't get me wrong--we are so elated that you are home...finally...and get to stay there under one roof! What a cause for celebration! Still waiting to hear news this afternoon. We'll keep you posted. Give all your kids a squeeze from us!

  2. those numbers are sobering. what a touch little cookie erin is! the insurance numbers make me a little sick to my stomach - yikes! thank goodness for insurance. oh my word.

  3. Wow! I'm impressed you kept track of all of that. What an interesting overview of the whole experience. And the list of pharmaceuticals! Wow. That's just about all I can say. Wow.