Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Triumph over the Biohazard jug containing all of her needles!

Monday was a day of good news for Izzy:

1. We got the call that Izzy is done with her Lovenox (bloodthinning) leg shots. She has been getting them twice a day since July 18th which is approximately 260 of them.

2. Her blood counts were up higher than they've ever been at 1,000 WBC (regular children are from 5,000 to 10,000; Izzy has been between 100 and 300 the last 2 months). We have been strictly quarantining her in our house ever since the last hospital visit.

So needless to say we felt like PARTYING! We called up friends and we all met at Jungle Java (kid's play place) and ate lots of junk food. It was very refreshing and Izzy was flying high with the chance to leave the house and play with friends.

So today we started maintenance kicking off with a spinal tap and 5 days of steroids. But all the doses are lower and should keep her counts between 1 and 2 thousand. Lots of smiles here! Happy Thanksgiving to y'all!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Feelin' Good!

Check out Izzy's smile...she's back!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Home! And Intense Chemo Done!

Here are some pictures to go with the descriptions of the last few days' posts:

Rash and hives

Trick or treating on the cancer floor (shortly before leaving our vampire-like blood trail :) Izzy not feeling the best here. Notice the pink cowboy boots won over the red costume matching boots.

SuperGirl all tuckered out (after this nap she started feeling much better).

Visit from the Sisters--much needed on Halloween night.

Our ice cream / popcorn / movie party to celebrate our return and end of intense chemo phase. As you can see Ryan did what she's best at and took our basement/playroom down to China Town!