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.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

What to do with the hair?

It seems strange that the biggest thing on my mind since cancer (acute myeloid leukemia) took over our lives is what to do with Erin's hair now that it's really starting to grow.  I'm not a hair stylist and I have no clue if I should let it continue growing in in it's mammoth way or if it should get trimmed up.  What do you think?



6 comments:

  1. JaNiel and Preston may be able to offer some suggestions about how best to regrow hair after chemo. And look at how beautiful she looks, even with her hair standing up like that! It's hair, on a getting stronger and more healthy child every day. What a beautiful blessing.

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  2. When we have short little girl hair we section off little pigtails on top and secure them with the little rubberbands orthodontists use on braces. I can send pics if you would like :)

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  3. I say let it grow, my daughter's hair has started growing back since we started the maintenance phase (She has ALL) in august. At first it looked just like Erin's hair does right now, but now it actually looks like a hairstyle done at a salon:)

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  4. Jill,
    Hi. I'm Faye's aunt, the one maintaining her blog. First I've just got to tell you what an enormous help it has been to read your blog and gain some reference for AML and what it's all about as well as hear your testimony. You're a great writer and I'm totally jealous! But, the reason I'm writing is that we are trying to put together a really big fundraiser for Faye. And we'd like to get the media involved. A gal we have helping us with that part says that the media is really focused on numbers and it would help to be able to say "this is how much this is going to cost them... this is how much we're trying to raise" etc. Well, Nick and Stacey have NO idea and don't even want to think about that right now. I don't blame them. I wondered, though, if you didn't mind if you could share with me a bit of the details of your bills after insurance. I know the situations probably different with insurances (Faye's on CHIP) and you still have bills rolling in but it might give us an estimate to give to the media. And if you're not comfortable with that it is Totally OK and we still Love you! Thanks, Julia fayesfight@gmail.com

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  5. beautiful, beautiful hair! such a great sight to see it coming in - i think it's one of the most beautiful outward symbols of healing in this whole process.

    but i also share your anxiety about what to do with the wild short hair coming back. :) i'm in the same boat. i am not that good with hair (especially after being out of practice for a while), but i would say let it grow - it's probably like it always is trying to grow your hair out and you have that awkward phase. but she's still dang cute!

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  6. I love it! She looks like a little elf. I say let it grow :)

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