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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!

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

Today started a little exciting.  As I went to flush & draw Kassidy's blood for her routine Monday labs the line was not budging.  I could not flush or get a blood return.  Oh my gosh, here we go again! I tried heparin and the line still would not budge.  I even called the infusion room at the Houston Clinic and nothing worked.  So I called Dr. Bernstein, Kassidy's local oncologist he instructed me to bring Kass in to the office; which I gladly did, but that meant I could not start Kassidy's 7:30 treatment.  She never feels well off.

At the doctor's office, he jiggled the line for a bit and just flushed.  Kass jumped in surprise, but not in pain.  Sigh!!!  He ended up drawing my CBC & CMP tubes for the blood tests I needed to perform and flushed the line with heparin.  Nothing I could have not done at home, but so glad he was there to do it just in case something went wrong.  We were soooooo thankful that the line started working again and that Dr. B was there to help.  Thank you God!

Since the line has been acting a little funny, on Wednesday we will have a line study to make sure the line is still viable.  We just pray that it is because we really don't want another catheter port to be surgically removed and a new one installed.  The last broviach from January is finally just healing around her chest.

On the way out of the office Kass had to throw up a couple of times and even when we got home.  It's amazing how much better she feels on treatment.  I even hooked her back up while she was on the bathroom floor just to make her feel better.  It took about 45 minutes and she was a different person, so she went to school and then to softball practice to coach the catchers.

A crazy morning ended up being a great day!  God is good.

All of you know that we are always looking for new fundraisers to keep raising money to cover Kassidy's medical costs.  It's so stressful knowing that we still have not raised enough funds to cover Kassidy's treatment for 2 years.  That's why I'm asking for your help!!! We have some big fundraisers ideas in the works.

We would like to again do a Kassidy's Army golf tournament and would love some ideas, raffle donations, & volunteer help.  Those of you that would like to help, just have ideas, or have golf contacts, please email us at ryanandmass@aol.com.

Also, on March 31st Lifetime Fitness is putting on Leadman Triathlon in Boulder City.  They have agreed to give donations for every volunteer that wants to donate their time.  Ryan and I have signed up to help out with Transition #1 or Transition Crew, this is the transition area from the swim to the  bike.  We are excited that Lifetime has given us this opportunity.  Those of you that would like to join us that Saturday morning, please register at the following link and DON'T FORGET to comment you are part of Kassidy's Army.

www.leadmantri.com

Please also check out all the other fundraiser we have ongoing on the left hand side of the blog.

Thank you all for supporting Kassidy!!!!!!  We will be forever grateful!!!!

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