September 27th 2008

Today has been one of the scariest days in my life thus far. I picked up Cristian this afternoon and once he was in the car he told me he had a bad headache and was dizzy. He said he informed Jenelle when he woke up. I asked him if he ate anything and he said no, so I rushed to get him something to eat and when I took him out of the car his head spun around and he looked as though he was passing out. I had Jenelle call Memorial Sloane Kettering and we rushed him there. They took a Cat Scan and it appeared normal. They said perhaps it was because we weaned to a lower dose of steroids too quickly. They released him. Cristian is not the same. His spirits are not the same, he cannot walk. His right side is weak and both his eyes are crossed. This is frustrating for me. Cristian stayed with me so I took the night off and we watched movies, set up the Halloween stuff we purchased and I massaged him. I appreciate everyone’s continued support and prayers.

John “Gungie” Rivera
Forever Cristian’s Daddy