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. …

July 6th

We spent the rest of the week traveling back and forth to Cincy to complete prechemo testing.  These tests will be performed throughout to monitor the impact, if any, the chemo is having on the heart, kidney function, and hearing.  We're all set for our admittal on Monday.  In addition, they conducted 2 scans yesterday …

July 2nd

We walked in to Cincinnati Children's Hospital this morning with hope and we walked out feeling like we had been hit by a bus.  We still know this is the best place for us to be.  But as we went over 40 pages of protocol describing the horror Izzy would be subjected to over the …