Even though we are happy to be home I have to admit that I am really missing parts of our life in Chile. I miss the wonderful friends that we made and all of the incredible experiences we had together. Both Nathan and I miss his teacher Pao and his wonderful friends at his preschool. We miss Dennise, Nathan’s wonderful nurse who also became a great friend to me. We miss working with Ramon and stimulating Nathan to the limit. I miss being able to walk almost anywhere I wanted to go and being able to jump on a cab to get places. I miss having the club next door and my tennis classes and my water polo team. I miss having Nathan and Belle all to myself. I know this is strange to say, especially after I wrote yesterday how good it is to be home. But enjoying our home doesn’t invalidate how much we loved and enjoyed our time in Chile and missing the wonderful people that we met and various aspects of our life in Chile.

But life goes on and I am slowly rebuilding our life here in LA. Nathan started school today at the Special Needs preschool. Just for now we figured this was a good temporary move until we got other things sorted out. He enjoyed his day, especially music class. We saw Dr. Kenny today. Nathan was at 615 over 1000 which is pretty good considering we haven’t seen her in such a long time and now we’re back to our health routine. The most exciting news – Nathan is no longer allergic to dairy! Can you believe/imagine that! I am still not going to give him dairy, but at least it’s great to know he’s not allergic any more! The not so good news – I am now allergic to gluten. So now BOTH Nathan and I are on strict GFCF diets. Doh.

There’s still a lot of work to be done – we have to figure out the therapy situation, the schooling situation, I need to get back to work on getting him a dynavox and speech therapy, a new wheelchair, etc etc. It’s just hard because I feel so disoriented. But as always I am sure everything will work out for the best 🙂


  1. Sally Fraley says

    What do the numbers mean?

    And —breathe—you know?

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