This update is in answer to a request from KSST News on the condition of 14-year-old Kaycee Ivey, who remains in Children’s Medical Center of Dallas following injuries sustained in the October 4 crash of a vehicle in which she was a passenger.
According to family member Roger Reed, Kaycee remains under care at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Since her admission to the hospital and diagnosis of internal injuries, she has been kept in a medically-induced coma and on a breathing ventilator as injuries were being assessed and a plan of treatment put in place. The plan had included an MRI to be done on Thursday October 24, as well as removal of fluids from her abdomen. In preparation for this, over the past few days, she had been allowed to try to breathe on her own for short periods of time, and to regain consciousness for brief periods. Upon preparation for the MRI, anesthesia was administered, then her condition began to change, with complications from blood pressure dropping. She was placed in ICU and remained there for the remainder of the day on Thursday as medical teams worked to stabilize her. Plans for the MRI as well as fluid removal are now on hold as Kaycee remains on the breathing vent for the time being. The Ivey, Reed and Cavanaugh families continue to request prayer on behalf of Kaycee. “Keep lifting us up as we continue on this new venture of life. Please pray with us for Kaycee” was the message.
Nine-year-old Jacob Reed, who was also in the October 4 crash, was treated and observed at Children’s Medical Center for one week, then about two weeks ago, he was released from the hospital and allowed to go home, cleared of health issues arising from the crash. Jacob is a student at Lamar Primary School in Sulphur Springs. His and his father Brian Reed have been spending quality time together, and Jacob returned to class this week.
The mothers of each of the children, Sandy Reed and her sister Keesha Ivey, were killed in the October 4 crash, and funeral services were held on October 10. Both women were the daughters of Danny and Barbara Cavanaugh of Sulphur Springs. Numerous benefits and fundraisers have been planned on behalf of the Ivey, Reed and Cavanaugh families, including one at Shannon Oaks on Saturday November 2, 2019.