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I've written a lot about Zoe lately, so I felt like I needed to update about the others.

So we just got through a month of hell with Luci's asthma. Seriously, it was terrible. We were in the ER once and at the doctor's office twice, in the chiropractor's office every week, trying EVERYTHING and she was still wheezing. Even a round of oral prednisone didn't get rid of the wheeze. She was using her inhaler six or seven times a day. But, eventually, she fought off the virus or whatever was causing the underlying issue and got better. She was on Advair for awhile, but that just scared the crap out of me, so now we are using Qvar which is "just" an inhaled steriod, an older generation one with a more comfortable track record for me. My BIL, the chiro, is working hard with us to get her cleared of toxins and adjusted well, in the hope that we can wean her off the Qvar in the future. She has her OWN MEDICINE DRAWER in the kitchen LITERALLY OVERFLOWING with meds and supplements. It is really kind of insane. And frightening at times. I mean, I've known she had asthma for years, but it was not until the last year or so that I finally admitted that she has SEVERE asthma. When your kid can't breathe...yeah. Scary as hell.

But other than that...Luci is doing phenomenally well. Her schoolwork just keeps improving. Her ability to work independently amazes me. I no longer have to sit right next to her the entire time, redirecting her attention every five seconds, and helping her find her place because she loses it every time she looks away. She really, truly only needs my help for normal stuff now, like "What is this word?" or "What does this mean?" or "How do you do this problem?" Truly normal stuff. I don't know what the key was. More dietary changes, the Brain Balance program, taking some of the stress out of her life, just growing up a bit more...I don't know, but whatever it was I thank God for it every single day. Or I feel thankful. I forget to say thanks a lot. For her sake and everyone in her life, I'm glad she can engage in life in a more productive and healthy way. Luci is and always will be the quirky one, the funny one...but now we can all SEE it and love it instead of trying to decipher what is wrong and what is just Luci. I love that. I LOVE THAT!!
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