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Watching Gwendolyn Closely

August 10, 2010 by Victoria Strong

So Gwendolyn is fighting something. We hesitate to say she is sick because, well, she's smiling and insisting on doing things and going places, but she's just not quite right. No fever. No major lethargy (although a little more tired than usual). But she's not fully herself either. For several days now we have been noticing stickier secretions and a sneeze and cough. And there is a pesky plug (yellowy and bloody) that we just can't seem to get out. We get pieces, but it is so darn tacky that it is hard to suction out. Mind you, she doesn't seem that bothered by it, but, you know we watch every little sign with hawk eyes and we are not liking having this Mr. Sticky Plug hanging around.

Yesterday we took her in for a chest x-ray to see what we are dealing with. And, thankfully, it looked just fine. But, that doesn't mean all is well. We know this type of plug, a Mr. Sticky Plug, is the very type that can act like glue and overwhelm our little sweethearts lungs. This is the type of Mr. Sticky Plug that caused her lung to collapse in the past...a smiling little girl in the morning became a hospitalized little girl by night. So....we are on edge. But at the same time feeling like she is going to be okay. We started precautionary antibiotics, added in a stronger nebulizer drug to help break up Mr. Sticky Plug and his bad friends, and are doing extra breathing treatments throughout the day and night.

On the plus side, we watched Mary Poppins yesterday afternoon all the way through for the very first time, singing the songs together, and that made Gwendolyn extra happy.

Talk About It

Oh no! Tell Mr. Sticky he was not invited to the movie and it's time he leaves. Sending lots of love, Pixie Dust and postive thoughts that Gwendolynn is all better!
Posted by Jennifer on 2010-08-10 09:14:34
Saying prayers that Mr.Sticky Plug disappears fast! Hugs, Love, and Prayers sent y'alls way!
Posted by Tammy on 2010-08-10 09:20:41
tons of prayers and positive thoughts coming your way..and this is an ADORABLE picture of Gwendolyn!
Posted by Sheri on 2010-08-10 09:24:13
Sending get well wishes to Gwendolyn!!
Posted by Jennifer Garner on 2010-08-10 09:58:10
sending our positive energy love and hugs your way! Miss Gwendolyn is so very lucky to have you guys taking such extraordinary care of her! We just love her tinkerbell doll....sophie is so in love with tink as well! be well....love to you all! Lisa smile
Posted by Lisa Prokopetz on 2010-08-10 10:50:04
Love the pic of Gwendolyn and her little friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers and we will be sending extra positive vibes your way to get rid of that nasty plug. What a lucky girl to have parents who are so on top of things so quickly, you are awesome! grin Hugs, Em
Posted by Emma on 2010-08-10 11:02:28
Thinking good thoughts and sending much love!!
Posted by Summer on 2010-08-10 11:19:36
I hate Mr.Sticky -that may sound harsh but it's true. I hope it gets out soon. Hugs to you three and all of G's friend!
Posted by CherisseX on 2010-08-10 11:53:02
Go away Mr. Sticky Jonas says...he is no fun. Hugs! Oh and that is pretty good to watch Mary Poppins all the way through. It can get hard on some parts, but fun music!
Posted by Lindsey Coleman on 2010-08-10 14:32:47
mr. sticky plug must go!
Posted by maggie on 2010-08-10 16:30:11
Go away Mr. Sticky ! Our Courtney has met the nasty guy before and you guys are doing all the right things to show him the door. Saying a little get well prayer for Gwendolyn...
Posted by len and stephanie mazzella on 2010-08-10 18:04:53
I think that Mr Sticky Plug doesn't stand a chance with Mommy and Daddy on patrol! Out you go let sweet Miss Gwendolyn ALONE!
Posted by Penny on 2010-08-10 18:57:25
Do not like checking in and finding our little buddy dealing with Mr.Sticky ... I am with everyone else,go away ,Mr.you are so not wanted! Thinking of you each and everyday.Zoey sits with her friends,Elmo and Abby, everytime we watch Sesame Street and it reminds me of how blessed we are to be tagging along with you as you celebrate all of your moments.
Posted by Zoey's mom on 2010-08-10 21:59:04
Praying for Mr. Sticky Plug to take his friends and GO AWAY.
Posted by Lisa on 2010-08-11 07:33:55
If anyone can beat Mr. Sticky it's Gwendolyn!
Posted by Misty on 2010-08-11 11:54:41
Hope she's better in no time. Sending you prayers for a quick recovery and no more Mr. Stickys.
Posted by Jillian on 2010-08-11 15:29:18
Hope she's better in no time. Sending you prayers for a quick recovery and no more Mr. Stickys.
Posted by Jillian on 2010-08-11 15:29:18
My daughter loves reading about Gwendolyn. She says and signs baby, sings along with her and cheers her on. So together we're sorry G is under the weather, even slightly. Good thing she has awesome parents who watch her like a hawk!
Posted by Robin on 2010-08-11 19:08:57
Hope Mr. Sticky gets tired fighting Mom and Dad and goes away. Keep well little friend. Love Carol
Posted by Carol on 2010-08-11 21:31:32
Mr. Sticky is crashing Gwendolyn's party and this is unacceptable behavior. The bouncer needs to show him the ocean. Keeping you all in our prayers. --Mari
Posted by Mari aka "Thorney" on 2010-08-12 21:26:34

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