Kennady is one of the sweetest and happiest 1.5 year olds you could have the pleasure of knowing. We even call her our "easy baby". She has a serious love for animals (ESPECIALLY cats & dogs) and treats/loves her stuffed animals as if they were her own babies.
This past weekend we went to her pediatrician for what we thought was GI issues, lactose intolerance at the very most. Her stomach was protruding worse and worse the past two weeks and she was extremely gassy. We tried changing her diet with no luck and even went to the ER and were told it was constipation. Our wellness visit then turned into an emergency ultrasound at St. Agnes and we were then transferred to John Hopkins children's ER after being told she had a good size mass near her left kidney and spleen. Not long after arriving at Hopkins we then were admitted on the Pediatric Oncology floor.
After a a lot of waiting and bloodwork and scans they told us that they're certain she has Neuroblastoma which is a rare childhood cancer. These chances are very high and her mass is being biopsied on Tuesday to see where they stand. They will be doing a biopsy of her mass, her bone marrow, and putting a port in because they want to start chemo as soon as they know more about the mass to shrink it in size before they remove it. Her mass right now is very close to a main artery so they want to go the safest route possible.
This is is something we never expected to happen, ever. Especially to our smart and perfectly happy baby girl. We don't know where we stand with our finances right now with all of this but we want to be prepared because even in this next week a lot of things are going to add up while we're staying in the hospital which may be an even longer stay if we start treatment ASAP.
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