Archive for January, 2014

Visit from Chicago IL!

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Recently I had a nice surprise. Sahil Hutchinson and his mom Jennifer came to visit me. It was the very first time that we had the opportunity to meet them. Jennifer reached out to my mom when Sahil was only six months old. They found out about me through my website. My mom and Jenn began to talk and have become friends over the years. Sahil is now 4 years old. Jennifer and Sahil were able to make their wish come true,thanks to Make A Wish Foundation. I felt so honored that they wanted to come and meet me. We are very excited to have them as house guests.

Jenn and Sahil stayed in Arenal, by the volcano, they were put up at a 5 star resort! The make a wish foundation bought everything for them on their trip. They were brave enough to take a taxi from Arenal to Puntarenas, then cross the ferry and come straight to our house! The ferry boys took really good care of them like they always do for me. My mom had called ahead to make sure they were getting rock star treatment! Once they arrived Sahil was pretty pooped and crashed on my bean bag for a while. After he woke up we met and he gave me some presents! 🙂 I love presents!

Today was Thursday and you know what that means! Conejo! Sahil had never seen a horse before! Maria Jose, stretched me out first and put my suit on me and then it was Sahil’s turn. He was going to go for his first ever horse ride! Yahoo!! 🙂 So happy to be sharing Conejo and MJ with Sahil! He did a really great job on Conejo. Sometimes it takes kids awhile to get used to being on a horse! Sahil was pretty comfortable up there! We had a fun time together!!! After that we had dinner, Sahil sat right next to me at the table and I kept casually reaching out to touch his knee. Sahil is pretty shy, he was not so sure about me touching him but I did anyway! We had a fine meal together. Mom cooked up some food for Sahil so we enjoyed the same meal!

THe following day it was off to Los Cedros. Unfortunately they were only able to stay one night as their flight back to Chicago was on Saturday. So we took advantage of the morning and went to the beach. Sahil experienced yet another first time event! He went into the ocean with his mommy! It was his first time to put his feet in the sand and get his body soaking wet with salt water! It was so awesome! I hung back and watched. We headed back up to the house around 2ish as there ride to the ferry was coming at 3pm. We had the most awesome time together I can’t thank Jenn and Sahil enough for coming to see us. It was so wonderful to see them….What a fun experience for us all.
Love Malia <3

Friday, January 31st, 2014

New beginings

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

My grandparents arrived on the 2nd of January. They brought me a new medicine I am going to try to help with my seizures. I sure am hoping it helps and works to reduce these annoying seizures that attack me daily!

The following week I came down with some type of stomach bug. One day while having lunch I began to feel queezy and started to throw up. The only bad thing about my Nissen surgery is that I can no longer vomit. So it does not feel good when your tummy is upset and you want to release but you cant. I must have gagged three times during lunch with my face red and eyes watering. After a couple of days of doing this and overall not feeling well my parents decided we should head on into San Jose and do a round of blood work and other tests on me to make sure it was not something bacterial. We left on the 8th January at caught the 5pm ferry.. It was dreadfully hot that day and the ferry was packed. We got to Krystal’s house at 8pm. It was so great to see her. She offered her home to us for the next three days. The following morning our good friend Jonathan came to the house at 6am to draw my blood. We always try and skip entering the hospital always best to keep the germs far far away!!

My parents had some dr. appts in town and I stayed behind wit MJ at Krytal’s and did some working out… Two little squirells made their way into the house this morning. It seems they were abandoned as they decided they wanted to stay with us and we did not see any sight of their mother. Krystal was so sweet to take care of them.. It turns out her neighbors take in wild animals, nurse them then set them free into the wild so after feeding and playing with them a bit the neighbors came to take them!

My blood work came back and my doctor said that I am better than all of us! Once we arrived to San Jose I stopped the vomiting and began to eat a little more. The next day we did our routine shopping and the following morning we headed home. It was worth the trip, diapers are cheaper in San Jose! 🙂

It was a quick trip seemed like I picked up a little bug. At least we know all my levels are good and I am in good shape!
Love Malia

New Year’s Eve FUN!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

I made another year! It was actually a really good one!! Horses, amusement parks, walks down the beach, lots of therapy, egg painting and more! Am so blessed! We spent New Year’s Eve with the Bubaloni’s! Naya was so sweet to bring me a purple heart necklace! She had a matching pink one! 🙂 I took a good nap around 930pm and woke back up at 11 to bring in the New Year! We had a really nice time together! Naya was really sweet with me and held my hand many times during the night! She is a sweet friend!

I am hoping for a very happy and healthy 2014 and wish the same for all my friends.
Love Malia xoxo