Archive for December, 2011

December 16th

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Today is Sofia’s last day of work with me. We have had a great week together. Sofia has been telling me many stories and letting me know in a gentle way that she is leaving. She will be back in January to train my new therapist Olga. I will be happy to see her again and am looking forward to getting to know Olga. I hope we can become as good as friends as me and Sofia.

Today we had our Christmas party. We had much fun. My grandma and mom have been baking all week making yummy treats for all. My dad made fajitas and we exchanged gifts and took many pictures. Sofia and her family gave me a really cool outfit for when I am in San Jose. Sofia’s mom came to help Sofia pack up. As a matter of fact, on Saturday we are all leaving together as I have come up with another Urinary Tract infection. I am not feeling bad but my monthly urine culture showed up positive so I have been taking antibiotics since Monday. Dra. Castro wants me to come in and take another urine sample to make sure the bacteria is gone and that the antibiotics are working. So off we go back to San Jose. Me, mom, dad and grandma are heading in together. We were only gone for two nights which was great and my urine test¬† came back negative so we were given the green light to head back home on Monday. My parents managed to squeeze in some last minute shopping. Well actually mom and grandma because dad stayed home and took care of me. He told me he did not miss having to be out there in the city shopping!

My granny and paw paw Brown are also coming in today. We plan to have a wonderful Christmas together and I am looking forward to getting spoiled my grandparents. I am doing really well and feel very strong.

Mucho amor,

Back from San Jose

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Our time spent in San Jose went very well. We went to see Geovanny my other therapist in San Jose, and picked up my new stand for my chair I sent in the kitchen. I am no longer sitting so low to the floor but am higher up and can see more of what is going on around me.  I love it!

My dad picked up my grandma at the airport late Tuesday night. I was so happy to see her Wednesday morning. We have been having lots of fun together reading books and baking Christmas goodies.

Yesterday we went to the market in St. Teresa to sell plants. Grandma and Sofia came along to entertain me and push me up and down the beach. I like going to the beach! After the market we went to Christine’s Christmas party for the new art gallery her and her husband opened up. We got there early before all the people started showing up and I really enjoyed looking at all the art! Once everyone arrived it was time for me to go home. All the voices and people that I did not know was starting to stress me out! Once we got home we ordered pizza and decorated our Christmas palm. It turned out very pretty. I like all the lights and different colors of the ornaments.

I have been feeling good lately and full of smiles. The last two nights I have been sneezing and coughing. I feel good and have no fever maybe it is just something in the air that is bothering me! I hope so!

This is Sofia’s last week. She leaves on Saturday to head back to her home with her mom. I am sure we are going to have a great week.

Love Malia

Selva makes a nice foot rest!

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

My beach chair!

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

This is the life!

Hanging the nursery xmas lights!

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

They look good at night!

Chillin with Sofia

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Sitting pretty!

Olga and Sofia

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

2nd interview with Olga

Itzi and Sofia

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

First round of interviews!


Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Thanksgiving with Jim, Steph and Naia

Going to get Grandma!

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

We have had a great weekend. Yesterday we went to the market in St. Teresa to sell plants down at the beach and Luisa came with us so she could take me for a stroll while mom and dad worked. We had a really great time. This is our second Saturday to go to the market and sell plants. I really like it as I love the beach and to feel the cool breeze in my hair. Last weekend Sofia and Johnny went with us and yesterday Luisa came along to watch over me and take me for a stroll.

Today has been a great day. I slept in till almost noon and then had a relaxing afternoon with mom and dad. We went down to the beach this afternoon to watch the sunset and take the dogs for a stroll. Tomorrow we head to San Jose to get my grandma. Grandma Marg is coming from Canada to see me. She has not seen me since last March. She was with us for a month when I was in the hospital last year. I was very thin and weak when she left me in March. She will not know what to think of me now! I am so much bigger and stronger! I cant wait for her to see all my new moves in therapy. Sofia has been working me out with one of the new therapy toys my grandma bought me so that she can see how good I am doing with it… I am looking forward to seeing her. I don’t have any doctors appointments this time. We will be seeing Geovanny (my other therapist) and my pediatrician for a quick visit. Geovanny is making me a stand to put my new chair on so that I can have dinner higher up at the table with everyone else.

Big day of travel tomorrow. Better get some sleep now.

Love Malia