Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Best Foot Forward

Well, dang ... Remember last year at about this time, when Georgia was having ankle trouble and ended up in a boot? Well, the good news is: no boot. The bad news is: same pain, different ankle. Just like last spring, three days into PE this semester, her right ankle was hurting enough that it brought her to tears. And you know our girl is tough! So we got an X-ray after school Friday, and while there is no obvious fracture, there is still clear evidence of osteoperosis, which can cause multiple tiny fractures and severe pain. The recommendation was to stay off of it as much as possible for the next week or two and follow-up with bloodwork, which we'll be getting at her clinic appointment in a couple of weeks. She's also due for another bone density scan in March, and we'll visit with the endocrinologist then as well to determine if the supplements she's been taking for the past year are enough to right the ship. There are other options, but the main thing is to keep her pain-free! 

All that aside, Georgia is in great spirits and is looking forward to more of the fun that 8th grade has to offer! In May, she'll be participating in the Cotillion, which honors the Ann Richards girls who are moving on to the high school program next year - fancy dress, a presentation and dance, the whole nine yards. It's a wonderful tradition, and Georgia and her friends are beyond excited. She's also planning for a most awesome adventure: the Eighth Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.! They'll spend four days touring every site, museum, and monument they can get to, so we're going to have to resolve this ankle issue long before then. She's been fundraising for the trip since October and will be working a pancake breakfast next month, which should be interesting - I'm imagining an I Love Lucy-type episode!

In other school news, after 23 years, our beloved Parkside is moving to a new campus in the fall. And the best part? It's literally five minutes from our house! With the beautiful weather this weekend, we went over to hike around the 12-acre property, and we found the angel statue that keeps watch over it all. Georgia and Ivy both were very impressed and inspired by our visit, and we just can't say thank you enough for all of the support our Parkside community has given over the years. It is a magical place no matter where it is!

Have a great week, y'all!

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