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My Story

Ian was diagnosed with a stage 3, Favorable Histology, Wilms Tumor on 7/19/2005. At age 3 1/2, he has been a real trooper through all the surgery & medications, so far... This is the place where we will keep everyone up to date on his progress.


Ian has been off treatment for 6 years! Next check up January 2013!

On Sunday July 17, 2005 Ian told Mommy that his pee looked like a strawberry slushie. The pediatrician was called and Ian was told to come see him the next day. After a review of Ian's urine under a microscope the doctor told us that is was blood (not that we didn't know this already!). Blood tests were ordered since we could not tell what was causing it. By Monday evening Ian had developed a stomach ache and Mommy and Daddy took him to the ER where an ultrasound and CT Scan were ordered. After review of both, the ER doctor brought the news. Ian had a tumor growing on his left kidney. On Tuesday July 19 Ian was transferred to our local children's hospital. Wednesday July 20 he had surgery to remove the tumor, his left kidney, some back muscle, some lymph nodes, a piece of his renal vein and other material totaling 2 1/2 lbs.

Ian finished chemotherapy on January 18, 2006 and his port was removed on May 10, 2006!


Carrie Black posted a new journal entry, "Check up time!".

It's that time of year again. On March 19, yes the date was changed, Ian heads back to the clinic for a check up.   Read more

David and Joyce Scott signed Ian's Guestbook.

Thinking of you Ian and hoping for good results from your next CT scans.  Hang in there buddy, you are a trooper.  Sending hugs and prayers. Read more

Carrie Black posted a new journal entry, "Appointment set!".

Just got off the phone with the clinic and Ian's next check up in on March 26.  Echo, chest xray, labs and a doctor visit. Read more

David and Joyce Scott signed Ian's Guestbook.

Fabulous news for Christmas!  Will be looking for another good one in March.  Merry Christmas. Read more

Carrie Black posted a new journal entry, "Gearing up for 9 yrs OT!".

So it's December.  That time of year again when I have to plan on the next appointment. I'll get the clinic called next week and PRAY I can get Ian in over Spring Break. ... Read more

Dan Cohen North Miami Beach FL danco1968@hotmail.com signed Ian's Guestbook.

Just saying hi to my buddy Ian and all of you :) Read more

Carrie Black posted a new journal entry, "6th Grade!".

Oh wow!  Where did the time go. I started this when Ian was 3 1/2 and now, just today, he headed off to middle school! How can he be in 6th grade already???? Geesh... Read more

Carrie Black added a new photo.

Carrie Black posted a new journal entry.

So... My friend Emma started a thing on Facebook listing 5 good things about each day. I jumped on the bandwagon and listed my 5.  Then I got in the shower and remembered ... Read more

Carrie Black posted a new journal entry.

School's out and summers been good to us!  Ian had a great time in Iowa competing, with is friends, in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. The team didn't place but ... Read more

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