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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!
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. Anymore I hate for him to miss a day of school for a check up.
On Jan 18 we will celebrate a whopping 9 years off treatment! Wasn't he diagnosed last week and finished chemo yesterday?? Of course that would mean he wasn't born that long ago either and he will be 12 (EEK!) on January 5.
6th grade is trying to eat his lunch but he is muddling through. We have some good teachers and counselors, at the new school, and they are really helping. We miss the familiarity of the elementary school though and the people who have been with us since near the beginning. Ian's made some great new friends too, and that really helped the transition.
Nothing health wise to report. Update in March. :)