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Kendra’s Story

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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 














Latest Journal Update

Merry Christmas my Precious Angel

Hi Sweet Girl,
Thought about you all day yesterday. Christmas will never be the same without you, but we did okay as a family. Your sisters had us up very early, well a little too early to get ready to open presents. We held them off until 6:30am, and could not take it anymore, so finally let them open them. They enjoyed what they were given, and we thought of you all day! Many things were remembered of your last Christmas, how sick you were, and could not even enjoy Christmas until the evening. We had a small house full, and Sarah is staying with us until Sunday, then we will take her home, and I think Kelsey is staying there also.
Kayla is an ADULT NOW!! She turned 18 on Dec 20th, we spent the day in Eau-Claire, letting the Queen do what she wanted. It was a fun time, and I think she enjoyed it also. Kayla, and Kelsey are in futsal(in-door soccer) which they play at LaCrosse on Sunday's. Sometimes the times are better where I can watch both of them, and sometimes they play at the same time, I really don't like that!
 Dad is enjoying his new job, loving being home during the day, and working in the afternoon. I miss him, but this is so much better. Wish he could have had this job years ago, so you would have been able to sleep in a little longer, and not had you up so early to get ready for daycare.
We are going to the Christmas Lights on Sunday in LaCrosse, probably some shopping ahead of time, and not sure, but probably out to eat also?
Keep watching over everyone! Wish I could give you more hugs and kisses! Miss all of you so much!!! XOXOXOXOXO
Mom, Dad, Kayla, Katie, and Kelsey