Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Here is a shot of Izzy at Dallas Children's--very excited she gets a sky walk to her new doctor's office. Doesn't she look great! She has been growing like a champ--of course the 5 days of steroids a month help a bit. Have you noticed the outfit goes with us to every appointment? Definitely an Izzy's choice day. (Reminder: Costleyfamily.blogspot.com up and running :)

This face cracks me up--chocolate all over it and she acted like "what are you guys laghing at?" Though she was fully aware of the mess.

A tender story: Izzy continues to pray every night for Grandpa Kofoed to get better and for Grandma to be happy. She refuses to accept that he has passed on. She will miss him.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


OK, it's time to move to a family blog for our general family blogging. So go to costleyfamily.blogspot.com for an update of our summer fun and our becoming Texans. I will continue to keep y'all updated on Izzy's health here:

We have been very blessed as Izzy has gotten through half a year of Maintenance Chemo with only 2 ER runs and a hospital stay. The rest of the time she has felt amazing for having cancer and has been able to be a kid again. Our hearts go out to Morgan--one of our best cancer friends from Ann Arbor--who is taking some of her last breaths. She is 13 and adored Izzy so much so that she would bring a gift for her every cancer center day in hopes of a smile and a hug. Morgan is one of those kids I will never forget. (shot from last fall--steroid buddies :)

Izzy had quite the summer:

Boating at Bear Lake with Grandma and Grandpa Costley

Spending some precious last moments with Grandpa Kofoed

Playing the days away with cousins

Moving to Texas--loving sleeping upstairs in a pink room with Ryan

Now she is on to a new hospital and the works. This Thursday, the 7th, she will get her spinal tap and start the dreaded monthly 5 day dosage of steroids. We are praying for a good experience at the Dallas Children's Hospital. I'll keep ya posted :)