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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

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 the Tournament Last Saturday at Adams-Friendship! That was a SWEET VICTORY! She will be on to the next sport, Gymnastics, in December.
Kelsey will also be Marching with the 7th and 8th grade Band today, it is our Homecoming, and your sisters have enjoyed participating in the events all week. Not looking forward to the parade, if this weather does not change!
Last night the Juniors took on the Seniors in Powder Puff Football, and the SENIORS WON!!! IT WAS A GREAT WIN!!!! Katie was not dumb enough to play against her sister, which was a very wise choice! Kayla would have pounded her in the ground! Mom was able to YELL FOR THE SENIORS!! They came out on TOP over the Juniors! It was a great game, and if Katie plays next year, I will be able to scream for her to win!
Both of your sisters will be enjoying tomorrow night out for the Homecoming Dance! So glad they are both going, and Mom will be making sure they both look BEAUTIFUL!!
MISS YOU SO MUCH KENBEN!!!! Not a Second goes by, I don't think about YOU!!!!
Mom, Dad, Kayla, Katie, and Kelsey