I haven't posted in awhile so I thought I'd give a little update on us. We've had a busy Summer so far! As soon as school was out we took a vacation to the beach with my inlaws (we do this every year). The weather was perfect and we had a fabulous time! When we came back the girls had their dance recital which also went well (other than my inlaws being late and missing Alana's ballet dance.....ugh, they frustrate me some times!). Last week we went to Daytona for dance Nationals. The weather wasn't great the first half of the week but there were bursts of sunshine where we could go out and enjoy the beach/pool. Alana's solo was amazing and she made it to the Solo Showdown and got 2nd runner up for Title as well as 3rd place overall. My little perfectionist was upset she didn't get 1st but of course I was delighted with how she did. Always chokes me up how beautiful she looks up there! Her trio came in 4th and Madi's group got a high score but didn't place overall. Madi has decided not to compete next year so this was her last competition. She just doesn't have it in her heart to practice so I will probably find a rec class for her (she wants hip hop) and we'll try swimming lessons out next Spring. She's thinking she might want to be on the swim team.
Alana has been having GI issues again. She has diarrhea several times a day which leads to frequent accidents (almost daily). Her appetite has decreased some but not enough for me to worry about yet. At this point she's handling it well and has accepted that this is just how her belly works right now. I'm at a loss as to what to do for her and I'm still battling with the insurance company to pay for the $690 lab she had back in November. Insurance companies just suck! We're seriously considering a trip to Shands this Summer if things don't improve but I'm terrified we'll be stuck with the bill. On a positive note, she seems to be filling out a bit and doesn't look nearly as skinny as she once did. She looks very healthy actually, and quite muscular thanks to dance and gym.
Madi is doing great! Her RAD seems to be under control and I'm hoping that her PFTs in August come out good this time. She's learned to take her inhaler without the spacer and only a little assistance from us. She's quite proud of that achievement, lol.
I'd love to hear how everyone else's Summer is going!!!