We have had a fantastic flood of support for Izzy and our family that we deeply appreciate; and to show that appreciation we want to keep everyone abreast of the latest news. Hopefully this will accomplish that. Thank you.
Izzy was diagnosed with lymphoma on March 9 of 2007. There are two main types of lymphoma--Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin. We'll be meeting with the physicians this week to find out what type she has and what stage the cancer is in after more testing. The cure rates on both types of cancer are 80% or higher. The oncologist projected that she will need to be treated with chemotherapy for about 6 months. Of course this could change dramatically depending on the results of the tests to be run this week.
Right now she doesn't have any pain or discomfort except for the Doctors visits where she gets poked and prodded. At least three of the reasons that she'll make it through this are: 1. "That's cuz I'm Superman!" was her reply when thanked for watching Ryan; 2. She wants to grow up and be Sleeping Beauty; and 3. The day she was diagnosed we heard her singing Mom's favorite primary song: "I am like a start shining brightly, smiling for the whole world to see!...for I know Heavenly Father loves me."
4 years ago