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October 15th

Hello Everyone!



Welcome to Kendra's CaringBridge. I will try to keep you updated as much as possible.

For those of you that don't know Kendra. She is a beautiful 5 year old that has had many medical obstacles to overcome. She was born September 29th to the proud parents of Tim and Sue and her 3 sisters, Kayla, Katelyn, and Kelsey. Kendra was born full term with no major problems, as though we thought. Kendra's medical issues started shortly after arriving into the world. She would get very sick, and this would last for several days at a time. She was in and of the hospitals, with different diagnosis, but when we went home she would get sick again. She was back in fourth for and would be admitted for several weeks. It was finally diagnosed that Kendra's bladder was not draining and she would need to be catheterized to help her bladder drain. Kendra also had tests done to determine that she had bilateral reflux to her kidneys and would need surgery. Kendra's first surgery was done when she was 14 months old. Along with Kendra's bladder not working properly, it was diagnosed that her bowels were not working either. Kendra had surgery in July 2005 for an ileostomy bag. Kendra was home a short time when she prolapsed her bowel out 12 inches and needed another surgery to repair this. Kendra was finally on a road to recovery.

The year 2006 Kendra was back in and out of hospitals with more medical issues. It was diagnosed in July that Kendra's GI system was not working properly and she would need a central line in her chest so she could get TPN(total parental nutrition) to help her thrive and grow.

The year 2007 has been a very rocky road for our family. Kendra has spent so much time in and out of the hospitals and missing family time at home. March she twisted her bowel and had surgery. We were doing pretty well when June she had done the same thing again. We were in the hospital several weeks before finally being able to go home. Sadly to say that October Kendra started out not doing so well, and she had prolapsed 8 inches of her bowel. It has all been repaired and she is doing so much better. We may be on a road to recovery, we hope so anyway.

Please take some time to write in the caringbridge, I would love to hear from you!

God Bless




 Kendra Dawn McGarry

September 29 2003-March 18th 2009 















Susan McGarry posted a new journal entry, "Some Updates!".

Hi Sweetheart,Time is going so fast again, and things happening so fast, not sure what day of the week it is sometimes! Kelsey has ended her Volleyball Season! They won ... Read more

Susan McGarry posted a new journal entry, "Back to School and Back to a Busy Life!".

Hi Kenben,Your sisters are back in school, and once again, life is very busy! Kelsey decided to join Volleyball, and no surprise, she is on the 7th Grade A TEAM!!!! They ... Read more

Susan McGarry posted a new journal entry, "So Much Of Everything!".

Hi Angel Girl,The days are just flying by so quickly, and won't be long, and your sisters will be back in school. (Shh, don't let them know I wrote that!) Kayla will be a ... Read more

Susan McGarry posted a new journal entry, "SOCCER SEASON IS OVER!!!".

Hi Precious Angel,Soccer season has once again, came to a halting end! Kelsey's team  played great at the Tomah Tournament, May 16-18th, they took 2nd place!!! They ... Read more

Susan McGarry posted a new journal entry, "Happy Easter Kendra!!!".

Hi Kenben,Happy Easter to my precious angel!! Today, went okay, but of course, will never be the same without you! We had Uncle Bob, Aunt Elaine, and kids here. Sarah is ... Read more

Kelly Honish signed Kendra's Guestbook.

Sporting the pink for you today little Miss Kenny Ben!!!  Lots of prayers going to Tim, Sue, Kayla, Katie, and Kelsey!  Love you all, and yes, even you Sue!!!!Take care ... Read more

Susan McGarry posted a new journal entry, "MISS YOU KENDRA!!!".

Hi Baby Girl,Hard to believe we are going on 5 years without you!! Our hearts are so empty, and sad thinking of how much joy you brought to our family! Miss you so much ... Read more

Susan McGarry posted a new journal entry, "Busy, very busy now!".

Hi My Precious Girl, I don't know where the time is going, but it just keeps going, and Mom feels so left behind. Kelsey's Gymnastics is over, she did great! 6.0 on the ... Read more

Susan McGarry posted a new journal entry, "Updates".

Hi Kenben,The weather is not cooperating once again, so we are at home, catching up on laundry, and other household chores. Kaya was supposed to have a futsal game at ... Read more

Susan McGarry posted a new journal entry, "Missing You around this time of year!".

Hi Kenben, This is supposed to be such a joyous time of year, but the pain, and tears are still so deep inside all of us! We continue to miss you so much!! Each time I ... Read more

Susan McGarry posted a new journal entry, "Many Updates!".

Hi Girl, The months are going so fast, can't keep up with everything. Your sisters had a great time at Homecoming, on Oct 19th. Mom enjoyed curling up their hair to make ... Read more

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