Successful Foot Surgery
Olivia’s foot underwent surgery on July 14. All went as expected during the operation and the staff at Mills Peninsula hospital took very good care of her. Olivia stayed overnight and saw the physical therapist before going home, so that she could learn to master the crotches. Unfortunately she took a dive during one of the walks so it was back to x-ray to make sure everything was OK. The photographs revealed all was intact and Olivia was back at the house in the early afternoon. It’ll be another few weeks before she can put weight on her foot/ankle but all is going well and everyone is helping where they can.
For the girls the week started on a questionable note with a couple of fillings for Pia and spacers for Adriana. Dentist visits are always such fun… Pia said "Thanks, but no thanks” to any kind of numbing and was named “Most brave” of our four girls. Adriana didn’t enjoy it as much but it’s good to know there’s now room for when the last of the new teeth decides it’s time to come out. All was forgotten afterwards and Adriana hoped the tooth fairy would take her fresh mold in exchange for money - just this one time. She’s been active in Volleyball camp all week at Crystal Springs School. She’s excited to start that activity in the school year that’s just around the corner.
On Friday Pia left for Santa Cruz together with cheerleading teams with a 12 other high schools. She’s leading her team this year and is co-captain together with one other classmate. They are training and competing all weekend and the rumor is that she’s been awarded a very special “Nicest to be around” award. Congratulations - seems very appropriate!
Isabella is in Fiji and will soon have to start thinking about packing everything up and head home. John will meet her in Los Angeles on Wednesday after her flight from Nadi. We’ll put together a separate post on the trip as there surely is lots to tell.