Kodie was transferred to Addenbrooke’s hospital where he had further scans and then a biopsy. He also had a Hickman line fitted for his chemo which he started pretty much straight away.
When the biopsy results returned saying it was a Wilms’ tumour we were relieved. I know this sounds odd, but we finally knew what it was and now the doctors could treat it accordingly. We were also told it was strange since Wilms’ tumours don’t normally cause any pain – so for Kodie to wake in pain that one night only was very odd. I still see this as having been a sign to tell us he wasn’t well.
Kodie’s operation to have his kidney and tumour removed was booked in. It was to happen a few weeks into the chemo since the chemo would shrink the tumour and make the operation easier.