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, June 23, 2011

6 Month Clinic...still in remission

We've been done with cancer for 6 months now.  Wahoo!  Erin is still cancer free!  The most critical time of relapse is in the first year off of treatment so we are halfway there.  Erin was even cleared to only come in for visits with her Oncologists once every 2 months instead of once a month.  What a relief!

Tomorrow Erin will get some of her 2 year old shots that we had to skip because of her cancer.  She will be allowed to get her live vaccinations (like chickenpox and MMR) in December.

Erin psyched herself up for her "poke" in the hand to draw some blood.

Everything was pretty uneventful, 
which is a good thing.

Our son had a fever the other day, just a fever with no other symptoms.  Erin must have come down with it too because she had a low grade fever today too.  Her counts also reflect some of that as they are more skiwompus than usual.  If Erin's leukemia were to relapse then we would see a decrease in her platelets.

Labs from 6 Month Clinic
White Blood Count 13.4 (normal (6.0-17.0)
Hematocrit 38.9 (normal 34.0-40.0)
Platelets 220 (normal 150-400)
ANC 11,700 (normal 1500-8500)

Previous Labs from 5 Month Clinic
White Blood Count 4.4 (normal 6.0-17.0)
Hematocrit 39.0 (normal 34.0-40.0)
Platelets 216 (normal 150-400)
ANC 2300 (normal 1500-8500)


  1. So glad things are clear. Remission is one of my favorite words!

  2. hooray! half way there! so glad and thankful to hear about another clean month.

    that video made me smile - i loved hearing her cute little voice. she is such a doll!