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8/3/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. Kellan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Type B (B ALL) on July 3rd. On that day, we stared out at urgent care, were then sent to the ER and then ended the day with Kellan being admitted to Blank Children's Hospital. That night we got the diagnosis of leukemia. Our Fourth of July was spent waiting for Kellan's surgery. After being pushed back due to traumas, he had surgery that afternoon . While he was under sedation, the doctors completed a bone marrow procedure, lumbar puncture and placed a port in his upper chest. He received chemo and a blood transfusion later that night. Kellan received more chemo on Thursday July 7th and was discharged later that day. The rest of the month of July was about figuring out our new normal; outpatient clinic appointments, chemo, and meds. Kellan was on steroids everyday for that first month which was a challenge. The effects of the steroids included a huge appetite /focus on food and mood changes. His appearance also changed due to those meds, especially puffiness in his face. Prentice, Kellan and I have appreciated all of the prayers, love and support from all of our family and friends, we could't do it without all of you.