Izzy, Lorin and Kerri were at the hospital all day today for Izzy's 3rd dose of chemotherapy with accompanying blood draw, doctor visit and bone biopsy. Kerri wanted to take Lorin this time so that Lorin could get an idea of what goes on with Izzy's treatment. Below are some pictures of the medical staff prepping for and taking the bone biopsy (inserting a needle about the size of a McDonald's milkshake straw into the backside of her hips). She is conscious when they take the biopsy, but she is all hopped up on sedatives and doesn't remember the procedure.
On these days, Izzy comes home ready to just veg as you can imagine. Most of the side effects we are seeing now are from the steroids and are relatively mild namely: mood swings and wolfish appetite. Izzy is quickly gaining weight in her face, which is such an interesting juxtaposition to the rail thin Izzy before cancer.
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