Sunday, May 11, 2008

Idaho Appointments

A quick note to let y'all know that we got Izzy through her first appointment in Idaho and were very happy with the doctors and facilities. For her spinal tap, they did things a little differently. They gave her Propopol--a drug that puts her to sleep instantly and she wakes up within 20 mintues or so...just long enough to retrieve her spinal fluid and replace it with some Methotrexate chemotherapy. We had to go to the NICU and have a whole team of doctors there for it to happen due to the increased risk of putting her out. Izzy woke up and I told her she could eat and she was very surprised and ecstatic she had already had the procedure done. Usually she has to scream it out for 5 minutes through the pain. We were excited about the change-up.

As for the rest of us: We are loving being with family in Idaho and Utah. We love and miss the rest of you. Cory and his Dad are having the time of their lives in Greece, Italy and France. Happy Mother's Day to all you amazing mammas out there!

12 comments:

AMeriKanne said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kerri! I'm so glad to hear that Izzy's appointments went well. We miss you ALL here in Michigan. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Lisa said...

Glad you made it safely and that you like the doctors there, so nice for Izzy that she got to sleep through her spinal tap!

Sorry we didn't get to say goodbye, we'll be keeping tabs though!

Sara said...

So glad everything is going well out there! Miss you tons!

LCM said...

Ah, the sleepy medicine. Fiona liked it, but hated having to wait so long to eat. She was so irritated, she wanted to try not being sedated, but just having fentynal and valium...crazy kid.It worked for her. Those steroids... It's amazing what kids can go through and deal with. I don't know if I would be that cheery. It is weird when they fall asleep all of a sudden though.

Bobbi said...

Glad you made the trip safely. So are you in Idaho or Texas?

Byron & Michelle said...

So glad things are going well, I know the Drs switch was kind of scary. Enjoy your family to death!

Andrea said...

Kerri...my mom told me about Izzy and my heart goes out to you. I found your blog from Bobbi's who I found through Amber. I will be praying for you from a mother to a mother...that your heart and faith will stay strong. Izzy is beautiful! Hope to see you this summer at the reunion! Blessings!
Andrea used-to-be Obenchain

*NaTaLiE SaNdaLL* said...

I'm so glad to hear that things are going smoothly! Are you here in Idaho now!?! We need to see you guys! We are seriously a couple of miles away!

Seth and Sharon said...

I'm so glad things are going well, we miss you guys! So, when you you get to go to Europe?

Valerie Matteson said...

So glad to hear all is going well there. We miss seeing all of you and your beautiful smiling faces. Take care.
Valerie Matteson

The Yost Family said...

My Mom in Law may be one of Izzy's nurses. She's either in IF or Rexburg. Can't remember- be on the look out for a Yost. We're excited to have you guys here in the big D!

Sara said...

Is it poor form to comment on here that we want more blog posts?! :)