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G-tube infection looking much better

February 21, 2009 by Bill Strong
We've been giving Gwendolyn an antibiotic called Keflex for about 5 days and her g-tube infection is looking much, much better. Most importantly, her g-tube site is definitely much less sensitive to the touch for her - which is great news! I think a couple more days and we'll be taking her off the...
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G-tube infected; back on Keflex

February 16, 2009 by Bill Strong
Several days ago, after we changed Gwendolyn's g-tube, we started
noticing the early signs of an infection around her g-tube site - most
importantly is that it is extremely sensitive to the touch for her :
( So, today we started her on an antibiotic called Keflex. She took
Keflex for a similar...
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G-tube infection (update)...

January 04, 2009 by Bill Strong
Just a quick update. Gwendolyn's g-tube site is more or less back to normal after her cellulitis episode, save for a little scar tissue :( We gave her an antibiotic called Keflex for eight days and that did the trick. Apparently these types of infections are relatively common with g-tubes, but if...
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G-Tube Site Infected

December 20, 2008 by Victoria Strong

Firstly, don't worry, it's nothing serious. Secondly, I must say that I love technology.

Gwendolyn's g-tube site has always been very healthy, pink and normal looking. Well, this week it started looking red, then got a bit redder, and then yesterday it started to ooze. Gross, I know. Back in April...

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New MIC-KEY button please

September 06, 2008 by Bill Strong
I was putting Gwendolyn down for her nap this morning and I noticed
that her MIC-KEY button, the button in her stomach that her g-tube
connects to, seemed to be very loose and pulling out. Gramma helped
hold the old one in and I went to run and get a spare MIC-KEY kit we
had with us. The button is...
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Update from Stanford

August 08, 2008 by Bill Strong

We've had a very busy, but very productive week meeting with

Gwendolyn's doctors up at Stanford. We've walked more in the last five

days than we have in months and it was nice to walk around the

Stanford campus and explore a bit. It's really beautiful up here; much

different from what I was taught as a...

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Gwendolyn's g-tube

June 21, 2008 by Bill Strong
Pictured below is Gwendolyn's Mic-Key button (gastric feeding tube or g-tube). Since Gwendolyn is at extremely high risk of aspiration and has lost her ability to swallow, the Mic-Key button is extremely important as it allows us to administer her feeds and give her liquid medication, etc. directly...
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