Super Miss G Is Home Rocking New Super Powers

Super Miss G is doing great. Really great. As in almost fully back to normal. The blood transfusion was a success and we were sent home after just one day with Gwendolyn’s lips more ruby than we have seen in weeks. I’m so sorry we are just posting now. I know that worries people. To […]

In PICU: Gwendolyn Had a Blood Transfusion

Well, crud. We are in the PICU again. Little Miss Gwendolyn had to have a blood transfusion. I know — What the heck! Over the last week Gwendolyn has been really pale and so her doctors wanted to check her red blood count. Well, yesterday her hemoglobin came back a 5. Now all of this […]

We Are Home and There Is No Place Like It!

We are home! We are home! And everyone is doing fine. Gwendolyn is such a trooper, but she definitely had enough of being poked and prodded and beamed from ear to ear as we marched out those hospital doors — in a Dorothy dress no less and with new toys and balloons. (Thank you Lunt […]

Gwendolyn stable, but in PICU

Oh Gwendolyn. She likes to keep us on our toes. We are at Stanford right now in the PICU. It’s a bit of a long story and the truth is we don’t really know all the chapters yet. She is stable and happily watching lots of movies, but something isn’t quite right. For the last […]

Gwendolyn In Hospital But On The Mend

UPDATE: We are now home and Gwendolyn is doing well. She’s still tired and we are still keeping a close eye on her, but she’s rehydrated and glad to be in her own bed. — Don’t panic, but we’re in the hospital. It looks like Gwendolyn has the stomach flu. We didn’t blog much last […]

Day of Diagnosis

I told myself I never wanted to remember this day. I wanted to only commemorate positive dates in Gwendolyn’s life. Yet, somehow, this day has managed to cement itself in my brain. This day last year forever changed my life — FOREVER! I was actually making a video of Gwendolyn before I received the call […]

Looking Back and Family Flu Shots

Yesterday we went to see Gwendolyn’s pediatrician, Dr. David Abbott, for a check up, check in, and family flu shots. We haven’t seen him in almost two months — a huge time lapse in our world considering there were months that we saw him every week — some times every few days. Thinking of that […]

Update from Stanford

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 […]

Home sweet home

Victoria, Gwendolyn, and I are glad to be back at home after spending the past 10 days in the hospital. Gwendolyn’s right lung is moving air again and is more or less back to where it was before it collapsed. Her strength through this latest episode has been miraculous and the doctors were amazed at […]

Cottage Hospital Update

We received a little good news this morning. Gwendolyn’s early morning x-ray showed a slight improvement in the upper lobe of her right lung. She seemed a bit less distressed last night and this morning and Victoria and I have noticed a lot of thick mucus starting to come up from the treatments we are […]