This is the email I got with the report from Kyle's appt today. Thank you so much for keeping Kyle and his family in your thoughts and prayers!
Well we do have results. First, the pathology results confirmed that Kyle did have a Wilms Tumor. It was most likely stage 2, but the oncologist did mention it could be late stage 1. Either way, the treatment is the same. There is another factor with Wilms Tumors and that has to do with fast growing cells verses slower growing. His were not fast growing so this is considered "Favorable Histology." All of those factors lead to this.... No radiation needed!!! "Very" curable!!! And a lighter chemo plan. These are all very positive things. If your child has to get cancer, these are all best case scenario. So we are rejoicing with this information.
We spoke with both the radiation oncologist and the pediatric oncologist today. The general plan for treatment is 21 weeks of chemotherapy, starting on Tuesday. They will only be using 2 chemo drugs, so that is also very good. It will all be out-patient, and only once a week. Given this plan, Kyle will be done with treatment by his 4th birthday.
We were concerned that Kyle would put up a fight to go to the hospital and see doctors today, but instead he was in a happy mood and never complained about being there... Proving again how strong he is. At the appointment this morning, they did weigh him. He is down about four pounds from before this all started, but given everything he went through, we are happy to feed him whatever food he wants. 😊
As happy as he is, we ask for prayers for continued healing of the surgical area. His only restriction is no "strenuous activity" for 4 weeks. It's only been 1 week and he is a little hard to contain. I can't imagine that he will be able to be contained after like 3 weeks, but we'll do our best. He keeps proving the doctors wrong with how fast he's healing.
I will probably not write another update for a few days but we appreciate your continued prayers and support. Tuesday will be a whole new step in the journey.
We hope everyone has a great weekend!