OCTOBER IS SPINA BIFIDA AWARENESS MONTH.
Just when I thought my family was off the hook, given the frightening news about an explosion in the San Juan area that is still blazing since yesterday morning, more bad news has come my way. Mom took my grandmother (Abuela, or as I often call her “Palomita”) to the emergency room this morning after some very scary symptoms began bothering her. Her hand was swollen, she was in pain, and had a fever, and God-knows-what other symptoms. My aunt Giny (whom Abuela currently lives with in Orlando) suspected it was the antibiotic she was taking until today. Still, Mom decided to take her to the hospital, just to be safe, and after the finished running the whole battery of tests late this afternoon, she is officially hospitalized. Please keep her, along with my entire family, in your thoughts and prayers.
Today, Dad took me to Church, and then we went out later for a salad at Panera, and had gelato at this new, great little place called Piccolo Gelato. Earlier today, My aunt and I took my cousins (Andrea, 7, and Nayomi, 5) “trick-or-treating” around the Dr. Phillips Marketplace. It was fun, but it was annoyingly hot out! I was so tired and dehydrated. Plus, it probably wasn’t the best idea for me, as I was dodging balloons everywhere (I’m allergic to latex) and so I have developed somewhat of a phobia of them. Still, they had a lot of fun rotting their teeth, and that’s what counts! 🙂