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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


Hi Precious Angel,

I know it has been way too long, since I updated, and very sorry, but your sisters have been keeping me very busy each, and everyday! Kelsey's Volleyball season ended in October, with a HUGE SUCCESS, they WON so many games this year, and Kelsey was "HOT" at the net all of the time! Loved watching her smash the ball back at the other team or up for the block! She will do GREAT next year in HIGH SCHOOL! YIKES!!!!

Katie is a SENIOR now! I know, where did the time go? She works during the summer, and then a pain on the weekends, so no change in her!! She is such a firecracker, and keeps everyone on their toes! Right now, she is not doing any sports, with her ankle being so messed up, it hurts for her to be on it for a long time. She does some running, and exercising, or beating up her sisters, I guess counts as exercising??

Kayla GRADUATED IN MAY!!! She will be starting classes in Jan 2016! Not sure Mom is ready for this, but ready or not, she is going to get her career going, and then out of the house in a few years. Really not going to like that one bit! We celebrated Kayla's Birthday all last weekend! Off to Eau-Claire, and then on Sunday off to Lacrosse for most of the afternoon, shopping, out to eat, and then to the Rotary Lights.

Mom is doing okay, still miss you so much, just like the rest of the family! Life will NEVER be the same without you, especially Christmas! Your sisters are so excited, but sad also, not to have you with us! I know in Spirit you are always with us, but can now be with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Dale, and many others that have left us too soon!

Dad is loving his new job! Has been there over a year, and much happier! He is home when I am gone, and then gone, when I come home, and have to put up with itchy, and scratchy fighting first thing when we get home! I don't think that will ever change!

Nothing more right now, just wish we could have this CHRISTMAS with you again!!! Miss watching your eyes light up when you open presents. Have a Wonderful Christmas in Heaven again!!



Mom, Dad, Kayla, Katie, and Kelsey