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First off, I have to apologize for being an absolute terrible blogger. I know there are many of you who enjoy reading up on Makoa's progress and I haven't done a very good job of keeping up. It's not so much that I...

I apologize for the late post, but it's 11:30 and I just got home. Part of being the provider for you family means staying late sometimes in order to meet deadlines. On the positive side, the usual 1.5 hour drive home took a...

It's only appropriate that we get to bring Makoa home on God's day.  Exactly one month and two days after Makoa entered the NICU at Torrance Memorial, he has joined our family at our home in Glendale.  It has been extremely difficult and challenging, but...

It's a new month, and with it comes new challenges and adventures. Makoa has been feeding well over the last couple of days, averaging around 40 cc's at each feeding. The Doctors directed to up his bottle feeding to five or six a...

It doesn't happen very often, but I was caught completely off-guard today.  As you know, Makoa has been progressing nicely and we finally had a diagnosis of Icthyosis Syndrome.  It is, of course, the mantra of the NICU; Take it one day at a time....

It's amazing how much you can tell about Makoa's personality even after just two weeks.  After tonight, I'm calling him my "Little Michael Phelps" for a couple reasons.  The first is obvious, the doctors had such a hard time extracting him from the womb because...

Mahalo Nui Loa Aunty Cathy! Na Aumakua mai ka lā hiki….a ka lā kau. Mai ka hoʻoku…a ka halawai. Na Aumakua ia ka hina kua…ia ka hina alo. Ia kaʻa ʻakau i ka lani. O kihā i ka lani ʻOwe i ka lani Nunulu i ka lani Kaholo i ka lani Eia ka pulapula...