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We are very sad to report that there is a young man going door to door in the Las Vegas area representing himself as part of Kassidy's Army. We would NEVER go door to door asking for donations, please call the police or email us at kassidysarmy@live.com. See official fundraisers below!

Friday, December 16, 2011

December 15, 2011

We are so excited this week that Kass was able to go back to school on Tuesday, just in time for ugly sweater day and her bowling match against Cimarron HS.   The sweater she got from my closet.  Shoot!!!  I've been keeping that sweater knowing that it's gonna come back in style. LOL!

She missed going to school Thursday, Friday and even Monday of this last week.  She had been battling headaches and nausea. :( At the beginning of the week we felt it was a flu bug and our doctor had told us that it was going around and that the bug seemed to start with a headache, but by Monday I wasn't so sure anymore.

Kass strutting her stuff on ugly sweater day.

While talking to another cancer mom on Monday, she said that she would give her son a small dose of decadron for a day and then wean him off the next day.  So, when I got the daily call from the clinic I asked if we could do something like this with Kass and they suggested I give her a small 1/2 mg in the morning and night and just 1/2 the next morning, just to help with the swelling in the brain which was most likely the culprit. She felt so much better the next day!! Gosh that steroid is just a necessary evil sometimes; at least she doesn't have to be on it long term, the natural anti-inflammatories I'm giving her seem to work most of the time.  They are definitely not as strong as decadron, but are keeping her away from long-term use of decadron and it's ugly side effects.  We pray that all this is showing tumor breakdown!  Which today I set the appointment for the next MRI on January 17.  Please, please, please God heal my baby!!!

On Saturday, we had such a great time at Sam's Club on Centennial selling Bulldawopoly and wrapping gifts for donations.  People were in great moods and always such a fun time with the great volunteers.  Which by the way we will be there again this Saturday from 11am till 3pm.  So come and get your Bulldawgopoly game for Christmas and your gifts wrapped!!!   We are so blessed that so many businesses have been so supportive throughout this ordeal.

The only problem we've had was with Cold Stone Creamery on North Durango Drive in the Kohl's shopping center.  One of our friends spoke to the manager and he verbally approved a fundraiser for Kass which was held the night of the Centennial Homecoming Game.  There was a pretty good attendance of our friends, family and Centennial students, but when it was time for us to pick up a check the owner told our friend who setup the fundraiser that it had NOT been approved through him first so he was not going to pay.  WOW!!!  We were so shocked and disappointed, especially since it used to be one of our favorite places for ice cream.  So many people even came to support Kass that night despite of the craziness of Homecoming.  Oh well karma is always around the corner.

We are so happy to have Kyle home from college for a month, he came home Wednesday early afternoon.  He was scheduled to come home Friday, but he finished his exams early and just wanted to be home.  He finished his semester with all A's, we are so proud of all his accomplishments.  We changed his plane ticket and here he is with a smile and great stories. He's such a breath of fresh air here at the house.  What a beautiful feeling it is to have all of my children under one roof just in time for Christmas.

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