The girls had their Pulmo check-up today and things went well. We saw a different doctor in the practice and I REALLY liked him. He took a lot of time explaining things and answering my questions.
I asked if Madi could be taken off her inhaler and he agreed that she could come off for a "trial period." He said the true test would be when she got a virus, so we'll see. I have high hopes that she'll be fine. I admit, it is strange to think she won't be on any medicine when she has taken medicine for over 1/2 her life! He wants to see her back in 4 months, and if all is well she'll be moved to yearly check-ups. I definitely didn't think this day would come so soon!
I spoke with him about Alana's GI and respiratory problems and how they seem to go hand in hand now. The diarrhea has gotten much worse and she frequently doesn't make it to the bathroom in time. She's worried about going back to school and I feel awful for her. The Dr. thinks she may have a minor case of reflux and some malabsorption issues so he wants us to go back to the GI. I really liked her GI doctor so I guess my next step is to call and make her an appointment (hopefully before school starts). Alana's meds stay the same for now and he wants to see her in 4 months after she's seen the GI.
So thankful for a good appointment!!