September 1st-3rd Kenson had a few fevers, with vomiting. We thought it was just a stomach virus. The morning of September 4th we noticed he had a pretty good sized hard spot on the left side of his belly. We thought he was constipated also. So we gave him so baby laxatives. Morning of September 5th it looked bigger. So we took him to the hospital in Aurora. The doctor wanted a ultrasound, but there wasn’t one on the weekends, so they sent us to Springfield Cox Pediatric. They did an X-ray & ultrasound. That’s where they found the huge wilms tumor on his left kidney. We we’re helicoptered to Kansas City Children’s Hospital. Where they did a CAT scan and confirmed it was a wilms tumor. Wilms tumor is a form of kidney cancer in children. Our hearts completely shattered.broken_heart Many nights & days of crying our eyes out, begging God to not let this be real. We felt like nothing could get worse. On his scan they also found a spot on his lung. After crying & crying, we asked for lots & lots of prayers, as we also did a lot of praying. The next day they did surgery to put it’ll his port in, they also wanted a biopsy of the spot in his lung. God is so good, they surgeon couldn’t find the spot in his lung as of now. They will be doing new scans to double check. Kenson now has weekly chemotherapy treatments in Kansas City. He so far has completed 7 weeks of chemotherapy as of October 19th! He was scheduled to have surgery October 14th, but October 11th he tested positive with covid. So now his surgery has been pushed back to the beginning of November. He will have scans November 2nd, followed by surgery on the 3rd to remove his whole left kidney. After surgery he will continue chemotherapy and radiation for 1 to 2 years.

It has affected our employment, it’s affected other other 2 children. Having to be at grandmas and not home with us.

Chemotherapy every week for over a year. 7 hours every week of traveling for treatment

He loves scooby doo!!

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