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!

17 comments:

tiffany said...

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Congratulations!
We love you!
tiff, joey, and jacob

Sara said...
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Sara said...

That pretty much says it all, doesn't it?! I am so happy for all of you! Now, on to bigger and better things!!!

Brooke said...

Congratulations!!! What great news!

Audrey said...

Amen. That is beyond wonderful words.

I hope that Izzy feels a little better each day. We are SO READY to party with all y'all this summer.

Kelsey Hill said...

oh my goodness!! they're such stinkin' cutie pies!!! if you ever need a babysitter... ...*wink*wink* ;D
and poor izzy :[ those hives looked nasty. they're nasty to deal with too. i got them after one of my platelet infusions...not cool. but i'm SO excited she's done with her hard chemo!!! GO IZZY!!! and her costume was totally fitting :]

i miss and love you guys!
Kelsey
xox

Valerie Matteson said...

We are so happy for you that the hard chemo is over but know that recovery can be equally difficult. It is amazing how much the accompanying drugs are helping so that when chemo stops you sometimes feel worse before you feel better. Izzy is so brave and so cute!! What a SUPERgirl with SUPERparents and SUPERsiblings. Our prayers are with you all.

The Matteson family

Elizabeth said...

I am so glad to know that you are all home. Again, please don't hesistate to call if you need anything!

Mike, Katie, Brooke, Megan, and Evan said...

Those pics of poor Izzy are enough to make you cry! Hopefully things will start going uphill from now on!! Glad she is home and feeling better.

Natalie & Shane Sandall said...

We are so happy that you are home! What a happy day:-) We are thinking of you always, hopefully we will see you soon...

Angela and Family said...

It breaks my heart to think of everything you are all going through. I can't believe how strong one little girl can be. (I can't even get my kids to cooperate with getting one little flu shot!) You are all SUPER with SUPER strength. I am so happy to hear the intense chemo is done. We'll keep you all in our prayers.

LCM said...

Thank heavens for Long Term Maintenance. It will be so much easier for you guys. Congratulations for making it through the awful part of chemo!

Mindy said...

What a brave girl to make it through all that. We love you guys and can't wait to be neighbors! love, Mindy

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry! I just saw your message on the machine! I would have loved to have watched the girls that night...please call again soon! :)

mamaroosh said...

Izzy we are sooo happy for you that all of that yucky chemo is over with! You were so brave! Sometime we'll have to get you and Superman together to play!

kkballard said...

I finally set up a blog so I could comment!! I still don't have it quite figured out yet:). Congratulations!!! You are all so amazing! We look forward to more good news.
love, KK and family

Carolyn Hansen said...

We've been computer-less for the last month and I've missed checking in with you guys. My eyes were full of tears as I read about the last month for you all. The push at the end of the phase is rough and I am sorry for Izzy's pains. It is amazing to see how strong our little girls are. That makes me cry too...
Maintenance will be a much better place, right?! :)
Our love,
The Hansens