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!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

No More Chemo!!!

I'm a little behind with updating the blog about Miss Sassy Pants, but I am excited to announce that Izzy had her last scheduled chemo appointment on Monday. We go back in on May 2 for scans and xrays and if everything looks great then they will remove her picc line. Then after that we will continue with scans and xrays every few months for a few years.

Izzy and I waiting in her room to meet with her doctor

Dr. Sato one of Izzy's incredible Oncologists. She has been so good to us. I can't tell you how many times we talked to her on her cell phone, she has been there for us with whatever questions small or large we've had. Plus, you trying getting Izzy to sit still while you listen to her heart, not an easy task.

We sat in the infusion room and Izzy got her last round of chemo. Once she was finished all the staff at the clinic came out to sing a song and congratulate Izzy with being finished with therapy. They gave her this basket of gifts and made the darling sign. I was crying my eyes out with tear of joy and relief. My heart was so full of love for these nurses and staff for making her feel so special.

The thing that really made our last visit so awesome was being able to meet Jessica and her parents. They were in clinic ironically enough and we were finally able to offically meet and tell our stories to each other. The Dads were tryig to get the girlies to lift up their shirts to take a picture of their scars, but they weren't having it. Izzy and Jessica are only 3 months apart and they share the fact they both had a Wilms Tumor and had their right kidneys removed.

As we walked out the door Izzy was able to ring the bell....one thing we've been waiting for since she was first diagnosed.

Much Love,



  1. What a journey your family has been on. What a brave girl she is! I am so glad you have come this far and look forward to you blogging for years to come about your family and how well they are all doing:) Congrats to Izzy!!

    P.S. LOVE the Bieber shirt Izzy! My daughter Oakley really likes him:)

  2. WoW! I'm so happy you are finally able to say no more chemo!! I agree with Melissa, what a brave girl and what a journey you guys have been through!! I hope you guys are partying it up!! xoxo

  3. Oh my goodness - what a day!! CONGRATS!!! Hooray for being done with treatment - what a strong girl! I hope you have a big party planned! :)

  4. I am so glad that you all can say "NO MORE CHEMO!"
    What a wonderful blessing.

    You are all brave to go through this as a family. You are all wonderful. Love you all!

  5. No Lie...I cried reading this post...especially the photo of Izzy ringing the bell!
    This is a fabulous thing!
    She's a tough little girl and we are all so proud of how brave she is!

  6. Yay!!! Congrats Izzy!!! Yahoo!! I'm so proud of you!
    Jen, you are such an amazing mom and inspiration. You have more strength and patience and understanding. I hope to be more like that!
    Love you guys! xox

  7. man alive, you have got to stop making me cry when i read your blog! but these are very happy tears i'm shedding. i am so so happy that the chemo is over! i am so proud of izzy, and of you (and dustin. and tommy). we love y'all so much. i hope we can see you soon.

  8. YAY Izzy! What a great day!


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