Kaleb Montgomery

First post: Jan 6, 2006 Latest post: Mar 13, 2014
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Be sure to read the latest in the journal, view the photo gallery, and drop us a line in the guestbook.My name is Kaleb Montgomery. I am 5 years old. Just two days after my 5th birthday party, I became very sick. My Mommy took me to Children's Hospital and I was admitted with pneumonia on Dec 22, 2005. The very next morning I had surgery to put a chest tube in to drain the extra fluid . I was very sick with high fevers. I had CT scan on Christmas morning. This CT scan showed that I might have something called a "mass" in my lung. Mommy and Daddy were pretty scared. Over the next couple of days I had my Chest tube removed, and had to go to surgery again the very next day to have two more put in. I had some problems during this surgery, lost alot of blood, and had to spend two nights in ICU. The first night, I was on a ventilator. I do not remember much from that night. The Surgeon came in and told mommy and daddy that I was very sick, I had rhabdomyosarcoma. It is a form of cancer. My oncologist, Dr. Broxon, sent my lung tissue to Columbus to be studied more. A new diagnosis of Pleuropulmonary Blastoma was made. I had surgery on New years day to put in a infusaport, so that I can receive special medicine called "chemotherapy." I also had two bone marrow biopsies while I was asleep.

I began My "chemo" on Jan. 4,2006. They told me I would not get sick, but 40 minutes later I threw up all over the woman giving me my hearing test. Poor lady! I stayed sick for two days.

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