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, February 7, 2012

Prayers for Millie

I just read the news about Millie and John happened to come home for lunch at the same time as I was bawling my eyes out.  The cancer world is one where I've found so many new friends, but along with it, has come a lot of heartache for others trials.

On Feb. 2nd Millie went to the hospital for her last treatment!  She endured 2 years of chemotherapy and her family had a big celebration in her honor.  Just this week they received the results from her last bone marrow test.  Her cancer is back!  We are all shocked.  This is so uncommon for ALL Leukemia, especially at the end of treatment.  Millie is amazing! She has been through so much.  And now, she is going to have to go through so much more.

This is Millie in July of 2010. She just melts your heart!!!

This is Millie just recently getting her FIRST haircut since she lost her hair.

Look at all those curls!!! She has worked so hard to grow them back!

Here's Millie and Erin in Sept of 2010 when Millie came for a visit.
Millie is now going to be admitted to the hospital (today) and undergo three very intense months of mostly inpatient chemotherapy. Then more months in the hospital to recover. She will be sick and her beautiful curls that she is so proud of and worked so hard to grow back will all be gone AGAIN! They will kill every single cell in her bone marrow until she is at zero so she can have a bone marrow transplant. This is very risky because without your bone marrow you are at risk for all sorts of sickness. If she gets even one little bug it could be life threatening to her. Millie had just started school this year and was loving it.  
Today they are testing her only sibling (siblings are the first ones tested because they are the most likely to match) for a bone marrow match. Her little brother is only 2 years old. He doesn't understand all that is going on, but he could potentially be his sisters life saver. This is where you come in....PLEASE PLEASE pray for this family today. This is big! Austin (Millie's little brother) has a 1 in 4 chance of being a match. They need him to be a match. They are having a special fast today in hopes that Austin will be Millie's match.

Please pray for Millie!

4 comments:

  1. What a tragedy. Millie and her family will be in our prayers.

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  2. Jill I am so sorry for all the heartache you and your friends are experiencing. I don't know if Erin told you that I am a Child Life Specialist so I work with these kids and it truly is heartbreaking - some days it seems almost more than I can handle to see them suffering and they are not even mine. I am so glad little Erin is doing so well, and I will keep Millie and her family in my prayers.

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  3. I'm so sorry about Millie. She will be in my prayers tonight.

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  4. My name is Shantelle Meacham. I have been following your blog for quite some time now and have never ceased to be inspired and amazed at how strong you, Erin, and the rest of your family are. I am currently a student at BYU-Idaho studying to be a pediatric oncology nurse. I want to be the most caring and compassionate nurse possible. I have never been in your situation, so I have never seen first-hand what a difference nurses can make. I don't know what is most appreciated to do and say as a nurse to a parent in such a difficult situation. If you don't mind, can we talk by email? I would really appreciate hearing your opinion and experience. Thank you! My email is mea11004@byui.edu

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