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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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BatteryGeek.net = very good; Quinny stroller = not so good

June 19, 2008 by Bill Strong
In order for us to go outside of the house we have to take most of Gwendolyn's machines with us -- bi-pap, suction, pulse ox, oxygen, and sometimes her feeding machine. Most of the machines work on battery but the most important machine, Gwendolyn's bi-pap, does not. So we have to carry a battery...
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"Gwendolyn" - a poem by GrandPa (Bill Withey)

June 18, 2008 by Bill Strong
Gwendolyn.

Oh, Gwendolyn.

Thou dost negate a world confined.

Thy serenity and radiant, empowering smile

Efface cruel entrapment with thy joy.

Thy bright eyes and loving glances

Show us the quiet and gentle comfort

Of ancient wisdom unalloyed.

Foolish cares, from thee we learn, are naught

When through...

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Father's Day

June 17, 2008 by Bill Strong



We enjoyed a beautiful Father's Day BBQ with our family on Saturday. Victoria's dad, my mom, my sister, and my brother-in-law came up and everyone had a great time just being together. For Victoria and me, it was as relaxed as we've been in months and was definitely a special day for both of us.

It...
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A bit on edge earlier this week

June 13, 2008 by Bill Strong
On Sunday night and Monday Gwendolyn was running a fever off and on. She also seemed a bit fussy, which is very unusual for her, and we noticed that her secretions were a bit thicker than normal. On Monday night she was sleeping on the couch next to Victoria and me and her oxygen stats dropped...
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