It is too early to tell or expect many benefits from the stem cells. We expect to see the results within the next six months. He will continue to need daily physical therapy. Like any surgery. Results take time.
Mexico has been good to us. The people here are humble and generous. It is hard to leave this wonderful home and the majesty of the ocean. We have been brave on this journey and had some exciting adventures. We hope that our children will have great memories and strong impressions of being in this foreign country. It is our hope that they will remember the humility of this country and that we all continue to have gratitude for what we have.
Garrett and I are at the tourist market looking for Talavera (authentic Mexican pottery) that we couldn't ever find.
The power poles hum with electricity.
Hanna getting a personalized name bracelet made.
Walking around the village. So many good smelling restaurants. But today we had been cooking & eating at the house.
Grocery shopping was fun when you get Mexican pancake mix, add Mexican vanilla, chop up nuts and chocolate for a waffle and add petite sweet Mexican strawberries (not like the huge genetically modified no flavor US kind) and fresh mango with a little Nutella.
We have done our best to use Spanish phrases every day even though nearly every speaks English. We try and use Spanish to show a little respect.
Tomorrow for the day we go to Sea World as medical tourists with free tickets donated from the nonprofit Stem Cell Warriors Beating Spina Bifida. This is thanks to a fellow spina bifida mother Jessica McCullough who started this entire nonprofit for all of us going on this journey.
Then we are off to Disneyland for the national spina bifida convention. I don't know how they're going to keep claim that is the happiest place on earth after leaving this place.
We are going to miss this Casa de Los Bedlamitos with all of the wonderful accommodations we've had here with our kitchen, laundry, bedrooms and oceanfront dining.
We only hope that we can be as good to others as so many have touched and lifted us on this journey. I hope that we can also be pioneers and lift others along their way.
Buenos Noches & Hasta Mañana.