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Carlito's journey started off about a month and a half ago. He had gotten a belly ache and was throwing up on a Sunday. In the emergency room, around 9/10pm doctors took an x-ray of his chest and noticed fluid in his right lung so they did a Catscan and noticed a mass on his entire left kidney going into the main vessels to/from his heart. The next morning is when we all discovered it was a tumor. He was taken into surgery soon after to get a biopsy of the tumor and it was diagnosed as a Welms Tumor. They also put a tube into his lung to drain the fluid. he had a medport put into his chest as well, which is basically an IV, just easier to access so they aren't using his arms and hands all the time.
Within the next week his body had swelled profusely and he had gotten a rash covering his entire body including his face. The fluid then began to fill his right lung and a tube was put into that lung as well. He had not eaten in 3 weeks and could not use the bathroom on his own, he then began losing lots of weight and his hair as well. He started chemo soon after and was able to get one drain tube out of his lung and a week or so later the other.
He is now home resting but still goes every Friday to get chemotherapy. once his tumor starts to shrink due to this, they will then be able to TRY and remove it but his kidney cannot be saved, it will have to come out as well.