Piper celebrated her first birthday. She had her 12 month ultrasound today. Unfortunately they discovered the wilms tumor. There are actually tumors on both of her kidneys. She has been admitted to Duke. Today (3/3), she has had a CT scan and an ekg. She will have surgery this afternoon to place a port in her chest. The port will be used to administer the chemo. We are scheduled to start chemo tomorrow. We'll have a few rounds of chemo. Then we will have the surgery to remove as much of the tumors as possible. She is doing well considering all she has been through. The people at Duke are doing a great job. They think she will be released tomorrow if all goes well. I'll post more when we know more.
I am not a medical professional. I do not have any medical training. I am the mother of a little girl who has been diagnosed with Aniridia, Wilms Tumor, and Kidney Failure. I am writing about my experiences. I am not always going to be accurate with details, but I try to be as accurate as possible. Please do not use this information to diagnose or treat yourself or anyone else. Please consult with a trained medical professional for any treatment or diagnosis.