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!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012

Kassidy is much better since the trip to the ER that Saturday.  By taking her off treatment for a night she was able to rest for a whole night.   Her nausea has not completely gone away and it seems that every other day she is still vomiting.  :(   But we have seemed to be able to control it a bit better with zofran (nausea pill) and phernergan (another nausea pill).  It just comes and goes, but it's definitely better where she can eat and drink now.  It's almost like morning sickness..... Ugh!

She was able to go back to school last week and made it till Friday.  On Friday, she texted me and said she felt horrible, but did not want to come home because that would mean more makeup work.  School is almost out and she's trying so hard to catch up and finish school with good grades.  So proud of her!  She's one tough girl.  She's so close and then she can rest for summer break.

We are now at 440/40 on her dose, so we have been able to come down 60 ml.  I will keep her at that all week just so she can finish up school this week and her finals.  Then during summer break we can wean a little faster since she can rest at home.  She's just so ansy to get on living life.  She would like to be done faster than 8 more months.

Last week she was able to go to her softball banquet.  She received her 3rd varsity letter in softball.  She was more of a coach this year, instead of a player, but so thankful to her coaches and teammates for allowing her to still feel part of the team.  We are just so excited that she even tried.  At the banquet, our friend Don did a very emotional video of the 2012 season.  It was great to have him there to capture all the special moments.  He will missed by many as he leaves for Connecticut this summer.

Getting her 3rd year varsity letter.

The Fab Five, every year since there freshman yr they take this picture in front of the bulldog.

Last weekend, we did a surprise party for coach Spencer, one of Kassidy's old softball coaches who helped us organize most of the fundraisers we had last year.  I still remember getting a call from him when we were all in Houston in July and he had said "You worry about Kassidy and we will worry about raising the money".  We will never forget all the help he and his wife Karen gave us during the first hardest months of our lives.   We will be forever grateful for both of them and all they helped us accomplish.  They too will be missed as they move back to Texas to be closer to family.

Thank you Coach Spencer for everything!

Yesterday, we had the annual alumni softball game.  In this game the old alumni softball players are invited back to play against the current softball players.  When Ryan and I got there the game was just about to start and guess who's playing first base?  Yep, Kassidy! Ha, we were delighted!!!  She only played the first inning because she started to overheat and we had to place a cold towel on the back of her head.  But almost at the end of the game I see her coming to the plate with a bat in her hand.  I guess she asked coach if she could go hit.  We were jumping for joy!  I tried really hard not to get emotional and scared at the same time.

The smile that's worth a thousand!

Just awesome!

She stood with the bat on the left, since batting right hurts her port site.  And she did it, she hit the ball and made it to first safe!  Great moment for us!!!!!  She looked a bit rusty, but we didn't care.  No one did!!  They all cheered her on.  Sigh!!!  Her smile was contagious and it was exactly what she needed to finish of the season for her junior year.

Kassidy's video of her first at bat since surgery last year!

I can't wait to see more moments like this..... We only hope and pray.