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Update posted by Asia Maris Aportadera On Jan 07, 2020

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As I write this, Artemis is sleeping soundly next to me. I can’t thank you all enough for all the love, the messages of concern and support, and all the help you have given Mimi and my family.

I’ve cried with many of you, and it touches me that many of you have prayed for and thought of my daughter, and reached out to tell me so. Everyday I had messages from friends and family. I never felt alone. Special and heartfelt thanks to my sisters Asia and Jasmine and my dad Daniel who have been fundraising nonstop, and my lovely Lima family Joyce, and Amaya, Rocio, Andrea, Sarah, Gemma, Louise, Jenny and the Lima mommies. To the FLB girls To Haydee, who didn’t know me at all and came by to donate blood for Mimi. To my uncles Gus, and Alfred for their generous hearts. To Enrico and Dionne for sound advice and daily check-ins. So many of you I can’t even tag you all.

So many people have contributed to the fund to bring Mimi home. I will be forever grateful.

Thank you.

It means so much to be able to be with her, and to have her safe and sound here at home with me and my mom, who her grandkids call Mima. Mimi and Mima and me, Mama! It cracks me up! We’re a bit of an alliterative family here in Lima.

Thank you for all your help.

I have a prescription for iron drops, and an order for a peripheral blood test because she has a form of anemia. She has follow ups with specialists including a neurologist, nephrologist and endocrinologist, scheduled after a follow up with her pediatrician.

It will be a challenging road ahead, we’re still waiting on some results to see if there are metabolic conditions other than the anemia.

We will have to monitor her development to see if there are any long-term effects from the meningitis and those need more tests too.

Artemis is a warrior, like the goddess we named her for, and I’m sure we will get through it together.

THANK YOU. From my family to yours. From my heart to yours. God is so good. I feel his presence whenever I hold Mimi close. Thank you for being his messengers and showing me the depth of his love.

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Update posted by Asia Maris Aportadera On Jan 04, 2020

Hi everyone. It’s time for a #MimiUpdate!

The infection is still in her blood, so we’re looking at a few more days in the ICU until the infection clears up. 😭

She’s out of the danger zone, but her doctor want to make sure she’s fully treated before she’s discharged.

Mimi is active, alert and has a huge appetite. She’s charmed all the nurses, and doctors and is her feisty self again. 💪🏽

My mom Elaine Del Rosario has flown in from the US to help us out. She met her granddaughter for the first time a couple of days ago! ❤️

The great news is Mimi’s tests results are coming back normal, including what was a worryingly high level of parathyroid hormone, which helps to regulate calcium. We are still waiting on the other metabolic test results too.

I can’t stay with her the whole day, but the time we spend together is the best part of my day everyday. I thank God for every moment she spends in my arms, and for all the people who care for her everyday and show her such tenderness.

Thank you so much for your support, the messages, the prayer groups and the prayers. Thank you for your kind words and calls. Thank you for all the love you’ve shown Mimi ❤️

My family and I are so grateful for everything. I get daily messages asking how Mimi is, and it’s wonderful to know that so many people are thinking of her.

I’m hoping to bring her home soon!

Help Mimi: https://gogetfunding.com/help-mimi-2/

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Update posted by Asia Maris Aportadera On Jan 02, 2020

These past few days I’ve been lucky enough to enter the NICU to bond with and breastfeed Mimi. Her tests are coming back with normal results. She has a visit from an endocrinologist scheduled today and the doctors and nurses on her team are telling me to be patient, as she has to finish her treatment before they discharge her. They are reluctant to tell me how long it will take, but every day I see her thrive is a gift beyond measure.

Thank you everyone for your extraordinary kindness towards me and my family. I am so touched and grateful for all of you. To everyone who has given us monetary support, I can’t thank you enough. Here in Peru, they request to add money to the deposit every few days and it’s nerve wracking when you have nothing to give. We are so blessed by your generosity.

Thank you for all the messages and calls of support and concern, and for sharing your own stories and struggles with me. Thank you most of all for all the prayers. God is so good and he listened to all our prayers, kept her safe and was with her every single minute.

I’m not allowed to bring my phone into the NICU, but I can tell you all Mimi is regaining her lost weight and is active, alert and demanding! Holding my daughter in my arms is hands down the best feeling in the entire world. Her dad and I can’t thank you all enough. We never will be able to! You helped to save her life, and thousands of words will never be able to explain how much that means to us.

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Update posted by Asia Maris Aportadera On Dec 30, 2019

Hello everyone. I’m so happy to say Mimi is doing so much better, and most of her tests are coming back normal. She’s responding well to her antibiotic treatment, and is off her feeding tube.

Our fight isn’t over yet. Mimi needs more specialists to come and check to see if there are any possible long term effects, and more tests coming up. She’s a trooper, and is starting to show her sassy personality again.

Mimi has got a hands-on team that watch her 24-7, and care deeply for her. Right now her prognosis is good but we don’t know how long she will stay in the NICU to finish treatment. She had an EEG last Saturday and her lumbar puncture yesterday, and her results are good. Her sodium and potassium and glucose levels are back to normal, and her blood platelet count is up! She’s really rallying and getting better every day.

We’re so fortunate to have a team of angels here in Peru that have volunteered their time and love for Mimi. I couldn’t be more humbled and grateful. My family hasn’t left my side since Day 1, and they’re doing everything they can to help.

She is so blessed to have all of you praying, rooting for, and supporting her battle. I am so blessed and touched by your messages of support.

It’s been tough here but I know God is good, and He’s been with us every step of the way. Mama Mary hasn’t left her side since she was born. I’m so grateful for the oceans of love you have shown her. Thank you.

Help Mimi here: ➡️ https://gogetfunding.com/help-mimi-2/

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Update posted by Asia Maris Aportadera On Dec 29, 2019

Updates on Mimi from my sister below. She also got an EEG today to check on her brain and my sister said Mimi smiled at her for the first time 💕💕 The most beautiful phrase is the world today is “Mimi esta mejorando”. Mimi is improving! 💪🏽 She’s fighting the infections and her vitals are heading back to normal. 🥰 🎊 Your prayers are working! Thank you and please keep her in your thoughts. She’s an amazing little warrior! ❤️ I’m so grateful for all try the help and support, monetary and more, the messages and prayer pledges and the love. God is so good.

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God will deliver you through this, RM and baby Mimi! Prayers assured.

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Hope Mimi recovers quickly - and hello to Rose!

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Hope Mimi feels better soon and cure from this illness. Happy new year to you and your family. See you soon Mimi. Stay strong RM!

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