Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Did a great job with her mask on the airplane.
Cousins, gotta love 'em!
Showing off her "cute little bubble."
Sandbox fun with Aunt Ali and the sisters.

Izzy and I just got back from Idaho and Utah last night, again parting with Cory (back to Dallas) and Ryan and Lorin who stayed with Gma and Gpa Costley. Izzy got to milk a cow, chase goats, pick peas, swim a lot, and get lots of lovin' from all the peeps that have missed her so much. Although there were some puking family members and others with fevers, Izzy thankfully stayed healthy the whole time.

Now back to the grind. Today her platelets were too low for her scheduled procedures (spinal tap, chemo) so they pushed us back another week. So 4 months left of the intense 6 1/2 months which has turned into 7 months due to the 2 setbacks we've had. (confusing? Sorry.)

On Friday she is getting an EMG (follow-up tests to make sure they know what caused her speach issues 2 weeks ago) which consists of them poking needles into her muscles to see how her nerves react. So it will be a tough day for her, darn it.

We're hanging on tight to the memory of the 10 days they gave us--thanks to everyone who made them so great!


Tiffany said...

We are so glad that the trip went well! What a wonderful chance for Izzy to be a kid and for you to be with family! If you happen to be suffering from "back-to-reality-idous", hang in there!
tiff, joey, and jacob

Sara said...

Kerri, thanks so much for sharing the fantastic pictures. I am so, so, so, so, so glad you got to be with your family, if one for a little while. We think of you all here often!

The Elders said...

I am glad you guys are back, and that you had a great time with your family!

Natalie said...

Kerri, welcome back. I'm glad the trip went well and Izzy was healthy! Good luck with the stuff on Friday. If you want company this week, let me know!

Megan Maynor said...

Hooray for a trip home! I'm so happy for you and Izzy that you got to spend some hospital-free time with your family. We are thinking of you--Emmett can't wait until we move "home" to Michigan and they're both looking forward to playing with Lorin and Izzy again. It's a bummer that the treatment was bumped back a week, but I hope that gives you guys a little more time to catch your breath before you go at it again. Hugs and kisses from the Maynor gang!

Won't be too long before we're around the corner again!


Trisha said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. It looks like a fun trip-the next one will have to include Bear Lake. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you. We love you guys!

The Dayton Crew

Kelsey Hill said...

hi costleys!! i miss you guys so much and still think about you often. i was so glad to read that izzy's speech impediment only needed time...it scared me at first when i read there was something wrong. i'm really glad that you guys had such a great time on vacation!! and i think it's really cute that izzy likes her "bubble" so much. i'm definitely gunna miss mine...as weird as that may sound. and would you mind sending me your mailing address to my e-mail. i have something to send you guys. my e-mail is kelcium1026@hotmail.com
we love and miss you all!!!