Sunday, October 3, 2010

the beginning

This, of course, is Kamdyn.

She is 2.
And she has cancer.

On Monday, September 20th, 2010 Kami, was diagnosed with a rare type of childhood liver cancer.

You can go here to read more about this type of cancer.

Her parents, Chris and Lindsay, noticed a bump on her belly a few days before the 20th. Through a series of tests on the 20th, doctors were led to believe she had a heptoblastoma, a grapefruit sized tumor on her liver. Chris and Lindsay took her to Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania and she was admitted for further testing. Luckily they found that her tumor hasn't spread to other parts of her body.

Yeah! Also, her prognosis is very good, nearly 100%! The docs think that after 4 rounds of chemo, three weeks apart, the tumor should be shrunk enough to safely operate and remove it. She will need 2 more rounds of chemo to blast anything that may have been missed.

Thursday morning, the 23rd, she underwent surgery to implant a port in her chest, that would be used to administer her chemotherapy and other IV drugs, and to biopsy the tumor on her liver so the doctors could figure out which type of chemotherapy regimen would be the best.

Saturday, the 25th, she started chemo.

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