Monday, November 2, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Izzy started kindergarten, learned to ride a bike, and lost her first tooth!!

So we are 6 weeks past due on this post.

Kindergarten Story: Izzy's brain and body have awaken! Since chemotherapy ended she has lost a pound and gained an inch. She has also had the energy to go a full day at school (8 to 3) and come home wanting to do more school work! Mrs. Hodges has been a total blessing--Izzy loves her! She told me she wishes all her students were as eager to learn and content to sit, listen, and smile as Izzy.

Bike Story: We started with a tiny bike--the one that Lorin learned on and then noticed Izzy and Lorin are different! (like opposites!) Lorin can peddle 150 cycles a minute...Izzy prefers a stroll. So we got her on a bit bigger bike and she caught on quickly--great to see some physical coordination come around. Now she rides to school with Lorin in the mornings and can't get enough! (pic coming soon)

Tooth Story: A week ago Izzy came to me pumped to say she found a loose tooth. This is something she's been wishing for since Lorin lost her first. I thought it would hang in there a while, but she came home from school yesterday tooth in hand--she had wiggled it out on her own during class! The tooth fairy took care of a very happy girl that night :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Izzy's Journey (video link)

Here we are--4 days away from the end of chemotherapy and the beginning of a new season for Izzy. Her journey has epitomized Heavenly Father's love for our family and the plan of happiness that he has for each of us. He has placed amazing people along the path to lift us up and carry us through--we love you. Thank you all so much. Enjoy the video :)

(Don't forget to click on "view HQ video" above the top right corner of the video.)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Isadore had her very last spinal tap, her second to last round of steroids and vincristine, and started her last month of Methotrexate, 6-MP, and Bactrim. Due to low blood counts (not sure why), she has been on 1/2 dosage of chemo this last week and WOW the energy! We can't wait to see her completely done. July 10th here we come!

Izzy is a Texas fish!! She is swimming like a pro and is determined now to master the art of diving for sinker toys--working against the fact that her body naturally wants to float. We'll blame it on the steroids :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just a couple of cute shots of my girl, Izzy. Every day we are amazed at her strength and spunk and can't wait for these last couple of chemo months to fly by! Watch out Kindergarten, here she comes!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

So close to done!

Izzy had her second to last spinal tap. I'm guessing she's had close to 30 of them. We're so close to July 10th we can taste it. She wasn't thrilled about the PJ getup this particular hospital has for her, but sweet and submissive as usual and thrilled that they let her keep the yummy smelling breathing apparatus.

I found Izzy all dutied up in red one evening--hot date or something :)