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 28, 2010

She might be a little sick of going to the hospital

Or maybe she's sick of me taking her pictures?? Today Izzy had round 4 of her chemo. She doesn't look too happy in this picture, but about 10 minutes later she was sitting on her Dad's lap laughing her head off, so don't let her fool you. She gets really mad when the nurse or tech take her blood pressure, which is surprising considering that it is easy compared to the other things she has gone through. Plus, she starts getting mad and then her blood pressure goes up.

Today's visit she got 2 different chemotherapy medications because of that the home health nurse came yesterday to draw her blood and get her counts. We left the hospital on Christmas Eve and her ANC (Absolute neutrophil count) was 400 so she couldn't be around her cousins during Christmas, but her ANC has now gone up to 800. If it hadn't have gone up they wouldn't have done chemo today because this round is count dependent.

Izzy was pretty funny in clinic today. There were two other little girls around her age getting their chemo and at first Izzy didn't want one of them watching her T.V., but they I talked her into asking them to color with her. It was amazing watching her with these two little girls who have lost their hair. I keep wondering if/when it will happen. We've talked to her about it a lot lately. In fact she's said she doesn't want to loose her hair because her friends won't know who she is, she even went as far as saying that she thinks her friends will say "Is that Izzy or Dustin, Izzy or Dustin?". For some reason she thinks if/when she looses her hair she will look more like her Dad. She also told my sister Kim today that when she looses her hair she will just have a different style. If you know Miss Sassy Pants you will know she's definitely got a style of her own.

Much Love,



  1. Okay Jennie...we (okay maybe it's just me) needs to know what should the counts be?
    What is good..what is bad?

  2. i am so happy she got to come home for Christmas.. so great.. i hope all is going well... happy new years.. love ya

  3. We are friends with the Schmitt family and there daughter Jessica who is currently in PICU, at primary childrens. We noticed you posted a comment to them, you amaze me at your strength and your daughter is beautiful! We have 5 children, and to see parents go through this is heartbreaking! But to know and feel your strength and love for your beautiful daughter tells me what an amazing, loving and cherished parent you are! Thank you for supporting our friends, and your family is in our prayers always as Miss Sassy pants continues to kick cancers butt! What a wonderful family you have and you are truly blessed:) please give your daughter a hug from us ! Hugs, Love and Hope! The Bagley Family:)


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