Friday, August 9, 2013

Not a Happy Camper

Thanks to mono, Georgia won't be going to Camp Mystic tomorrow. She is understandably disappointed since she enjoys it so much and looks forward to it all year. But looking at the big picture, we didn't want to run the risk of her cabinmates getting sick or having her overdo, in the extreme heat, and jeopardize her return to school in two weeks. When we made the decision with Dr. Neff yesterday, she was upset for a moment, but then wanted to gather treats for a care package for her cabin. That girl. A tough break, for sure, but she's endured much tougher breaks, as you know, and she will bounce back, as always, and be raring to go next year.

Equally bothered by the news was Ivy, so she did what Ivy always does - took care of her sis. She built a tent in her room and opened up Camp Moore, just for Georgia. Activity schedule includes: Beautiful You; Artface(?); Jogging; Rest and Letters; Horseback Riding; Cave Exploring; Dance; Yoga; and "Much Much MOORE!" She is undoubtedly the Superest of SuperSibs.

Georgia's appointments this week went well. She did test positive for the Epstein-Barr Virus, which is the way the vast majority of people get mono, and although she seems to be past the contagious phase, we decided to err on the side of caution and ... well, see above. Her endocrinology labs showed slight but positive movement in the right direction, so we'll continue the Vitamin D and calcium supplements and follow up with another bone density scan in March. At the clinic, her counts were normal, but she has lost 10 pounds in the last month (probably due to, you guessed it, mono), so we'll keep an eye on that, especially since she's growing so much - officially 5'7"! 

So a mixed bag this week, but the true constant is our amazing girl - determined yet flexible, and always, always hopeful. Even when she's faced with rough waters or has to change course mid-stream, she just keeps swimming ...

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