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Terri

Burlington, Iowa
Ava~Hope for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. I am passionate about teaching parents how to advocate for their child's health. My third daughter Ava was born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. CDH is when (inside of the womb) the diaphragm does not form properly. The abdominal organs move up... Full Bio
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A Change of Heart by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends! So as you know I don't usually post unless something is "up". Well Ava is giving us a run for our minds lately. Last Thursday she came running into my r ... Read on »
Life changes by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers! I'm sorry it's been awhile since an update. Things have been a little crazy around here lately. We did have several good things happen with Ava that I ... Read on »
Happy 8th Birthday Ava! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers! I can't believe Ava turns 8 today.... where has the time gone? I know many of you have been with us from our very first days. My first blogging happen ... Read on »
Cold... we don't like you! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Good morning Ava fans! So Ava wasn't even in school a full week when she got a cold. (Her symptoms started Thursday.... runny nose, and scratchy throat. Then Sunday she st ... Read on »
More Pictures! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers! I know how much you all love pictures. There was an awesome photographer at the Make A Wish reunion last Saturday so I thought I'd share her pictures ... Read on »
Make a Wish Reunion and Back to School! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava family and friends! We went to the Iowa Make a Wish reunion a few days ago. Our family had a great time. First there was a picnic. The kids could participate in ... Read on »
Bike accident + Ava = Emergency Room Visit by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Good Afternoon family and friends! Yes you read that right. Last night Ava and Emeline were riding their bikes. (Remember Ava just learned to ride a bike by herself a few ... Read on »
Gastroenterology Visit and Summer fun! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends and followers. It’s been awhile since I last posted. And you know I always say no news is good news! Ava’s been having a great Summer. We went to ... Read on »
"Living with Scars" Project by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends! Many of you know I started a face book page for parents with congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors. Well today marks our 3rd Birthday! I am so excit ... Read on »
Where does time go? by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends and followers! Ava’s been trucking along… we had a great Christmas and a great new year. She’s been healthy for over 6 weeks. We’ve been so lucky as this ... Read on »
Late but here’s Halloween by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello friends and followers. It’s been super busy here at our house. I’m sorry for not updating sooner. Ava was sick with a cold around Halloween time so she missed school ... Read on »
Peanuts anyone? by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends! So last week end we decided to take up an offer that “Give Kids the World” had given us when we left last November. (Free tickets!) We went to Worlds of ... Read on »
Surgery Visit by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends! Things have been going pretty good for us. Ava’s been loving school and is anxious each day to go. Her little mind is a sponge that soaks everything up. ... Read on »
Sore throat by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health   Hello Ava friends. I wanted to quickly do a update. Ava came down with a high temperature on Saturday night. The odd thing is that we went for a hike through Starr’s ... Read on »
Happy 7th Birthday Ava! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends! SO who turned 7 yesterday? Ava did!! I can’t believe 7 years ago she came into our lives. Iowa doctors only gave her a 30% chance of surviving he ... Read on »
First day of 1st Grade by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health   Hello friends. Yes Ava is in 1st grade. We met with her teacher and the school nurse on Friday to go over her medical history and all that her new teacher needs to k ... Read on »
Ava meets the Twins by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello to all of Ava’s friends! We’ve been having a great Summer! She’s been staying healthy and having a lot of pool fun. She is very active and always keeping busy. ... Read on »
And a COLD strikes again by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Well Hello Ava followers. I can’t believe Summer is finally here. Ava has been doing so well. She got over her last cold and then a week or so later Lexis got a really bad ... Read on »
Encouraging News! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health   Hello Ava friends! Ava’s been battling a very bad cold but we are on our way down the hill… I think! She got a runny nose on Friday night. She said her body ached an ... Read on »
Pulmonary Lung function test by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends! Hate to say this but... she's been fighting another cold. She had an appointment with the pulmonologist on Friday for her six month Pulmonary lu ... Read on »