Gwendolyn Is Doing Just FineApril 30, 2009 by Victoria Strong
After speaking with Gwendolyn's pulmonologist and making a visit to see her pediatrician, Dr. Abbott, today, we aren't as concerned as we were earlier. While the change in Gwendolyn's oxygen saturation is strange, given that she has never shown any signs of distress or discomfort or major signs of anything, we aren't going to worry about it for now. We'll continue to monitor her very closely and hopefully this is just a a strange machine reading or an unexplainable blip on the radar (she likes to keep us on our toes . Time will tell...
Since we were in for a meeting with our pediatrician we also had our monthly check-up. Gwendolyn is now 22 pounds and 32 inches long. She is thriving! It was hilarious to see Gwendolyn excited as ever to see everyone at the doctor's office -- waving enthusiastically to say hello to Cyanne, Gwendolyn's favorite nurse at the pediatrician's office, and waving and constantly smiling at Dr. Abbott during her exam. She is such a trooper. It's pretty humbling to see how calm, patient, and "go with the flow" our little fighter is through all of this -- truly!
Gwendolyn had more vaccinations today: HIB, DTaP, and IPV. As always, she came through with the slightest whimper and then a smile. She loved the doggy "stickers" (bandaids) that Cyanne put over her shot spots. And then gave Cyanne a wave to let her know everything was okay and there was no grudge.
We also spoke to Dr. Abbott about the "Swine Flu". While there haven't been any cases confirmed in Santa Barbara, CA, we are nonetheless concerned about what's going around. He reassured us that we should continue what we do every day to protect Gwendolyn from viruses (i.e. obsessive aniti-bacterial hand washing and limited contact with people) and not to worry unless there are cases confirmed in our area. Regardless, the Strong's are on a heightened level of alert and are ready to hunker down if this thing continues to spread...
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