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!

Monday, December 6, 2010

A week ago today

It's crazy how much Izzy has healed since her surgery. It breaks my heart to see this picture of her, it was so hard to see her like this, but if you could see her now you wouldn't believe how great she is looking.

The day of her surgery was very nerve racking. They prepare you pretty well, but I didn't want to let her go into the surgery without me. However, no parents were allowed so I settled for sitting in the surgery waiting room while we received updates via phone from the surgeons nurse every 1.5 hours. Here she is with a barbie while they explained what will happen in to her in surgery. I could tell she was more excited to be playing with the barbie than anything else. Grandma Shanna had done her hair to keep it out of her face and Izzy was not happen to be wearing the clothes they gave her.

Then here she is getting rolled down the hall on her hospital. She was looking up at the ceiling because they have butterflies painted on them.

We were going on little to no sleep so she got a little tired. Big Yawn!

Here she is in a daze while her parents and grandparents were talking to the surgeon and asking every imaginable question.

And then I look over and she is out like a light. She was so tired she fell asleep.

I don't know if it was better that she went into surgery asleep or not. It may have been worse on her and us if she was awake when we gave her a kiss and hug. I just remember walking down the hall to the waiting room bawling and Dustin holding me.

Much Love,



  1. these pictures are so sweet. i cannot even imagine the strength you have, jennie. seriously. i am in awe. i know that there are so many people praying for y'all daily, please know we love you and would do ANYTHING for you and your little girl.

    miss you.

  2. Jennie, I read your posts and cry. I can't imagine what you are going though. You have been in my constant prayers.

  3. You and your family have been so brave. I cannot believe the strength you have shown through all this. Our prayers will continue to be with your family. What a brave, beautiful little girl you have:)

  4. What an amazing family Izzy has standing by her side....isnt it so hard being the brave mom when all you want to do is cry. Primary Childrens is the best hospital. They not only took care of my little boy when he was there for 2 weeks, but they took care of us too. making sure we ate, slept etc. I keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. How amazing is she!?! What a perfect little angel. I think it was probably easier on all of you that she fell asleep too. Then no sad goodbyes. She seems to be so brave and strong. You do too! I'm constantly thinking of sweet Izzy and your family and saying lots and lots of prayers. Please know if you need anything that I'm here to help in any way I can.

  6. Jennie, I can't even imagine what that day must have felt like for you. I know you are being watched over and we continue to pray for you guys.

  7. Jennie, I can't even begin to imagine what you and your family are going through. Little Miss Izzy seems to be one tuff cookie! I am hoping and praying for her fast recovery. Hang in there!!


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