Izzy loves parties, but not pity parties.

If you want to feel sorry for someone, please don't feel sorry for her or our family.

This blog is for family and friends to keep up with Izzy and to document what a tough little girl she really is...

Don't worry - - she will kick cancers butt!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Back in the hospital

This past week has been full of visits to Primary Children's hospital. We were here on Monday in clinic for chemo and a flu shot, Tuesday she has a fever and so we were back to clinic for antibiotics, Friday she had a follow up with her surgeon and he noticed her port looked red and possibly infected, Saturday the Dr called and wanted us to come into the ER for labs and antibiotics because of a positive culture from her Tuesday visit, then Sunday her Dr said we needed to come in and get admitted because the antibiotics we received the night before weren't going to be effective against the type of bug that is showing up on her cultures. Before we came up to the hospital we went to our annual Larsen Family Christmas party. Izzy had a great time and it was so great to see her having fun with all her cousins.

We are glad to be close enough to Primary's so these frequent visits aren't so difficult to get to. Yesterday, she got a full body CT scan to check to see if this bug is anywhere else in her body. She held still enough during the scan that she didn't have to be sedated. Her Dad and I were very proud. Then she went into surgery to get the port removed. She was in surgery for about an hour and the surgeon said the port had a bid puss pocket underneath it and was definitely infected. Tommy was able to come up and sit in the waiting room for Izzy and talk to her when she came out of recovery. He rode the elevator up to the 4th floor and then had to say "Goodbye" because at this point no one under the age of 14 can visit the hospital. The CT scan has come back good and they haven't found that the bug in her her lungs or any other concerning places in her body.

We are waiting on the results for exactly what type of bug it is that we are dealing with. She is on some strong antibiotics that go through her IV. The Oncologist has told us that she won't be able to leave the hospital until she has another central line, which most likely will be a PICC and that they are able to find out more about this bug. We obviously would really love to be home for Christmas and Dustin said he may have to break her out if they won't let us, but truly we understand and want Izzy as healthy as possible so we can enjoy Christmas with our family.

I still have some pictures and posts I wanted to do from the last time we were in the hospital, but at this point I will try to keep everyone up-to-date with the the here and now.

Much Love,



  1. Every post breaks my heart. I can't imagine!
    You are in my prayers every day and I am always "updating" the temple prayer roll with Izzy and your names.
    Love you

  2. You guys are amazing. You are all such an inspiration. I want to be like you when I grow up (I can say that since you are older than me).


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