December 7th 2008

I went to see Cristian today and we watched Madagascar part 2. I massaged him and took a nap with him. Cristian says he isn’t feeling well. The staff keeps giving Cristian morphine for the pain. Cristian keeps saying he is having pain in his head and his stomach. Cristian doesn’t seem to like St. Mary’s. Cristian is sharing a room with 4 other kids. Cristian seems really sad. Cristian is also having difficulty with his breathing. I am very worried. Cristian’s face is really swollen. Cristian seems to be retaining water. I just want Cristian to get better so we can take him home. Once he is home I would like to continue his alternative / holistic approach. I will not stop believing that my son can get better. Thank you for your support and prayers.

John “Gungie” Rivera
Forever Cristian’s Daddy