Kerri has been in Idaho for the first few days of this week for her Grandfather's funeral. Kerri was worried that I wouldn't be able to handle Izzy and Lorin for a few days so my Mom came out to help. Kerri was right. :) I would have been in trouble.
We took Izzy in for her blood draw today. Having her port and numbing cream have greatly eased the process but memories die hard, and she still has a bit of a tough time. The cancer clinic has a fantastic Child & Family Services group who do a great job of helping them through the routine. Below is Izzy with Kim--one of the Child Services reps.
Izzy is getting more and more swollen in her face and belly from the steroids--a predicted side effect that goes away when she gets off of the steroids in the next few weeks. Someone gave us some great advice that children take their cues on how to react to the side effects from their parents, so we have been trying to put positive spins on all of the side effects we are seeing. In that vein, Izzy loves rubbing and smacking her Buddha-like belly for us. She and Lorin had a great time trying on some stylish hair do's from their aunts.
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