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, October 17, 2011

More Relaxed

Time can be healing.  At least, I think so.  Tomorrow Erin is having her 10 month follow-up appointment.  I can't believe it's been 10 months, it is so wonderful that every new beautiful day we get further and further from cancer.  This time around, I'm pretty relaxed.  I still think about Erin's cancer coming back, but it's less harsh on my heart and mind.  I do think about the statistics often: 50% of children with AML will relapse.  We now have a good handful of AML friends that we've grown to love and admire.  We have lost some and have many others who are waiting out that year when you wonder if you're child is going to be part of that 50% relapse statistic.  We hope and pray for all of our cancer fighting friends, especially right now as we are praying for Jacob who is having some major complications from his bone marrow transplant.  Please remember him in your prayers today.

We will be taking Erin to our local hospital on Tuesday to get the blood work done and then Wednesday she has an appointment with her Pediatrician to go over the routine stuff like blood pressure, height, weight, etc.  We feel like Erin is doing very well and it is much easier to do her care locally rather than all that hullabaloo of going to Primary Children's every follow-up. 

It's amazing to be at this end of the spectrum.  When Erin was so sick and we were so worried during her cancer treatments it was nearly impossible to imagine normal life again.  We feel so blessed and so thankful to have her happy lively spirit among us.

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