Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New blog to follow....

Obviously it has been awhile since this blog was updated and well no news is good news right! Mia is doing great and in fact her one year heart transplant anniversary is Monday if you can believe it! Mia's family has a blog so please feel free to check on Mia's progress through their blog at
A tremendous Thank You to all of Mia's fans and everyone that has supported her and her family in this journey! My life has been forever changed because of her!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Birthday Pictures!!!

Look at this sweet polka dot queen! What a great party and so amazing to see Mia doing so well and looking like any other normal one year old! This little girl truly is an angel and has changed so many lives. She will forever hold a special place in my heart and I know in the hearts of many. Thank you Mia for enriching our lives! Cake time with all her friends and cousins gathered around

Not quite sure what to think about the frosting on her fingers
The McDonald Family
Cute little personalized m&m's. Very fitting since Mia's initials are M.M.M!

It was a wonderful party and luckily the weather held. Most of all though it's great seeing Mia and her heartmelting smile! I know we are all looking forward to many birthdays to come!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mia is ONE!

What an amazing year it has been for this little miss! So much has changed and she has come so far it is really quite remarkable! Her one year transplant date will be another great day to celebrate. Mia recovered pretty quickly from her fevers and has even been with out the feeding tube for days. She is one strong little girl and the celebration of this birthday is proof of that. I thought I'd share this cute little picture collage that Mimi made. Their family wouldn't be the same without all of you.

I will post pictures from her birthday party later.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fevers and more fevers.....

For all of you Mia followers I thought I'd give a little update. Overall not much changes with Mia. She just gets a little bigger and cuter. Midweek last week she was having fevers and by Friday night they had not improved and she had to once again be admitted to Children's Hospital. Luckily she did not have to stay the night but it's always a little traumatic and scary for her mom and dad when she has to be taken in. I saw her Weds night and could tell she wasn't feeling great as she is usually so happy and smiley and she wasn't really displaying that. It's awful to know she's uncomfortable and yet at the same time amazing to think how far she's come. She still has some battles to overcome (i.e. the feeding tube) but she is a fighter and will win these battles. This first pic is a little sad but it was also so cute I had to include it. Please keep Mia in your prayers.
Feel better Mees! We love you.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Little Miss Mia Update

Usually there is not much new with Mia (except how cute she is gettting) which is why I don't post as often anymore. She is learning the typical new things that babies learn. She has rolled over a few times and is now saying the word momma! I got to hold and cuddle her the other night and it was remarkable. It had been awhile since I'd held for more than just a quick hello and as she was curled in my arms I couldn't help but reminisce on how far she has come. There were some very sad times and unknown resolutions as she lay there day in and day out waiting for a heart. My heart hurt watching all that her and her family were going through but I always felt things would work out for Mia and they have and for that I know so many of us will be forever grateful! Mia's health is no where near perfect but has definitely come a long way. Her white blood cell count has declined again and so they will again be tweaking some meds in hopes of solving that. She still needs assistance from the feeding tube but is also continuing to get a little bit better at bottle feeding. Thanks for everyone's thoughts and prayers and feel free to keep em' coming!
Here is a link for a clinic in ID that will be doing a huge garage sale to benefit Mia, on May 30th. Check out the link and please feel free to help out!
Mimi and Mia will also be featured in a publication called Mormon Times. I believe their story will be printed on Mother's Day!
Thanks again to everyone for helping Mia and her family get to where they are today!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Improved and on the News again!

Thanks for everyone's extra prayers for Mia. Her levels have improved and of course she will continue to get monitored for that but hopefully things will only get better. She is getting a little better at learning the bottle feeding too. Hopefully soon she will continue to improve and be able to ditch the feeding tube! Northwest Cable News did an interview with Mia and Mimi and some doctors. It was aired all throughout the day on Friday (sorry I didn't post sooner) but here is the link for anyone that missed it!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More Prayers Please!

I don't want the title of this post to scare anyone. Mia is mostly doing well but she could use some more prayers on her behalf. Her white blood cell count is low which is never a good thing. The Doctors are going to try reducing her immune suppressant drugs to see if that makes a difference, which hopefully it will. Having a low white blood cell count can increase her vulnerability to more infections and they can also even lead to the growth of cancers, neither of which is desirable or good. So please keep sweet little Mia in your prayers. On a happy note...she rolled from her tummy to her side and is now a hefty 14lbs! Plus she continues to charm everyone with her smiles!
We love you Mees!