Wednesday, May 9, 2007


We had a short clinic day yesterday with Kerri and Izzy only there for three hours. This Tuesday could be another 12 hour ordeal depending on whether her blood counts are high enough. If her counts are not high enough then we'll have to wait a little while before we have the 12 hour session.

Since getting off the steroids, Izzy's eating has gone from gorging to grazing. She will want food often, but only a few bites. Dr. Connelly says that this is common during this period because she is not feeling well most of the time. We've seen evidence of her nausea in the almost daily up-chuck sessions. They don't last long, and she usually feels pretty good before and after them.

Below the girls are enjoying some time out in the warmth.


Sara said...

Howdy, Costleys!
It is so great to see all of the smiles in your picture! It is about time we had such good weather, eh?!? We are glad to hear you are all doing well. Sending lots of hugs and good wishes from Illinois -

Steve, Sara, Evan, & Brandon

Megan & Jeremy said...

Cute picture you guys! Glad to hear Tuesday was shorter than normal. Kerri if you ever want to work out or just get out of the house some morning, give me a call!

Valerie Matteson said...

Dear Izzy and family,
Izzy, you have more energy than I do and I've only had 3 chemos so far but 17 radiations. It is the radiation that is taking the toll on me right now. Keep up the great attitude!! It can be hard some days as sometimes the docs don't tell you all and then you find out things are more complex than first thought. For example, I just found out that when I start internal radiation the sessions are 4 hours and all on my back - no moving!!! I hope I can be half as brave as Izzy!!

Valerie Matteson & Family

Carol and Tyler said...

Nothing like a little warm weather to make everyone feel a bit better. We love you and CAN'T WAIT to see you this summer!!!

Love you!!

CoCo and Ty

PS- Cool glasses!!