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, March 20, 2012

15 Month Clinic

I took Erin to our local hospital lab this morning for her 15 month follow-up blood test.  We have a little deal with Primary Children's that we take her to our local lab every other visit.  It's just pennies compared to the big bills we get from Primary Children's and we don't have to give up an entire day's time to just get a blood test.

Erin was seriously amazing when they drew her blood, better than she has ever been.  She hardly cried.  She only whimpered a bit when they stuck her.  I held her on my lap, but I didn't have to restrain her from pulling her arm back.  We held hands and she told me she was brave and strong.  She got some sparkly princess stickers for being so good.

She is doing better today, she is still sore from both of her infections and I kept her home from preschool today to give her a rest.  She is having a nap right now and I'm sure the extra sleep is helping her little body heal.  Her blood counts look good, it's always so wonderful to get results that ease our minds about her cancer returning.

Labs from 15 Month Clinic
White Blood Count 9.2 (normal 6.0-17.0)
Hematocrit 43.6 (normal 34.0-40.0)
Platelets 317 (normal 150-400)
ANC 4200 (normal 1500-8500)

Previous Labs from 12 Month Clinic
White Blood Count 8.6
Hematocrit 41.6
Platelets 258
ANC 3600


  1. No, I'm not stalking you Jill - this blog is in my reader and considering how much time I spend on my computer, with it hooked to the net, I need to take lots and lots of mental breaks. I hope I'm not a bother.

    Anyhow - a big YEAH for Erin! and the rest of you all. This is the lighter side of cancer that I love dwelling in. Another month of remission. Remission rocks! God bless that sweet daughter of yours. God bless all of you who surround her with love and strength!

    On another note - I don't know how close you are to the Parkers, but when you get time, you should drop by and meet their newest little love bug. She is simply amazing (you should note: I am biased about J & P Parker children, so she may not be as amazing to you).

  2. Jill, so sorry to hear about Erin's infections, but it was great to see her numbers! I hope she feels better soon!