Help Kennady beat Neuroblastoma!

For: Kennady Chamberlain
Baltimore, MD
Organizer: Jessica Chamberlain
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The Story

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.  

We have gotten a lot of support and love the past 24 hours and we appreciate every single one of you while we take this in. Please know that we are very grateful for all that you have done even if it's just sharing our posts. 

The Chamberlains
#Chamberlainstrong #TeamKennady

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 10, 2017

Posted on February 10, 2017

Hello! It's 2/10 and we're currently back at Hopkins. Kennady spiked a fever this past Wednesday because of a virus and ultimately couldn't battle it because her body's white blood cell count is zero. We're being admitted and given antibiotics around the clock. We can't leave until her blood count is at 200. They also are currently giving her a blood transfusion because her red cell count was at around 7 this morning. This is all very normal when you're going through chemo and getting a virus on top of it just wipes their bodies out. So this is nothing new, or alarming. In fact, Kennady is in really good spirits and back to herself after her fever broke. Fingers crossed we get out of here sooner than later before we have to be back for round two of chemo! Oh! We also cut her hair off and now looks like an adorable little fairy haha! 

Posted on February 7, 2017

Posted on February 7, 2017

First round of chemo went well! Her blood count dropped on the last day so she needed a transfusion but other than that she did it like a boss! Her side effects have been nausea and itchy head from her hair starting to fall out.

Posted on February 1, 2017

Posted on February 1, 2017

Kennady's biopsies have came back 100% as Neuroblastoma. She is in stage 4 but her tumor itself is not "amplified" meaning it is more intermediate which is WONDERFUL! The downside is that they did see that it has spread to her right leg and a bit on her liver. Today she had a Hickman line placed as well as a bone marrow biopsy to see if it is on the bone or in the marrow. Tomorrow is her first day of chemotherapy and the start to our years worth of treatment! We cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you have given us ❤️

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