Archive for January 7th, 2011

December 28th 2010

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Today when I woke up my fever was back and a little higher than yesterdays. When my dad gave me breakfast this morning he noticed a dark black substance from my gtube. This definitely alarmed my mom and dad. My mom called Dr. Mora (my GI) and asked his advice. He did not seem too concerned and told us to get a blood test that maybe I might have an ulcer or upset tummy. Obtaining a blood test in Cobano would be the tricky part. We thought we would be able to draw blood from my finger for this test. We we arrived to the clinic, we were told they would have to take the blood from my vein. We knew this would be a problem for only Maureen in San Jose knows how to find my veins. My mom told the nurse he had three chances. He did not succeed and we went home.

Once we were home, mom and dad made the decision for us to leave for San Jose. We were scrambling to get everything packed up and were trying to catch the 5pm ferry. My heart rate had accelerated so mom called Dr. Castro my pediatician. She as well did not seem too concerned with my low grade fever and higher heart rate. We decided we would go in and take a blood test the following morning.

We arrived in San Jose at 9pm. Overall I had a good journey. I was not fussy. I was alert and my fever had broke. My heart rate was down as well. Once we were at the hotel I went straight to sleep. At 10:30pm I woke up. Mom and I hung out together in bed. I was not crying I was just not sleepy. I could not really get comfortable. My mom was still not too concerned as she knows that when I am not at a 100 % I sometimes can not get myself comfortable.

Malia

Vacation is over!

Friday, January 7th, 2011

December 27th 2010

It is back to work for me! I have had a great vacation with three days of relaxing and fun! Daniella showed up this morning and we went to the platform to work out. For some reason I still feel tired. After Daniella and I did stretches together I fell back to sleep. Daniella is so sweet to me she always lets me take cat naps whenever I want to! When we came back to the house for lunch, Daniella thought I felt hot so my mom took my tempature. Sure enough I had a low grade fever. After lunch I took a nap and my fever went away. My mom was not too concerned as I really did not have any symptoms with my fever.  I later had dinner and then was off to bed as usual. That night I slept well.

Malia

Feliz Navidad

Friday, January 7th, 2011

What a great Christmas we had together. We slept in late together even Selva and Indio. My mom and dad let me sleep with them last night as they told me the best Christmas present for them is waking up and looking at me! :)
We opened presents then had lunch together. Santa was good to me as I have been a very good girl. Dad smoked a turkey the day before to take over to our good friends and neighbors Piti and Miguel. We were having a turkey throw down as they cooked theirs in the oven. Mom made the Moore’s infamous stuffing and two pumpkin pies! We had a wonderful afternoon together with good food and great friends. Hope everyone out there had a very Merry Christmas!
Love to all,
Malia