Branches

Writing has always been therapeutic for me, but somehow during this season of life I find myself at a loss for words. So often I try to write and find there's no way to articulate all the emotion that I feel. I never knew it was possible to feel such a vast array of emotions …

The New Normal

The shock of this unthinkable season had begun to wear off so I headed to work today for the first time in over two weeks.  Izzy was still having virtually no side effects from last week and I longed for some sense of normal.  It was nice to do some of our same morning routines …

D is for Doll

After seven days inpatient, we are finally heading home later today.  Day one was the central line.  Days two through six were chemo, which she actually handled really well.  And today she'll get a shot that will boost white blood cell production.  It's a shot that she will always receive 24 hours after her last …

July 9

We are all settled in to our hospital room tonight and Izzy is sound asleep.  The central line placement went fine today.  There are now 2 cords running down from her breast bone to just below her pelvis.  They can draw labs at the same time she is receiving IV meds if they need to. …