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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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Ava in a Commercial? by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends. Yes you heard right! Ava was in her first commercial. It is for a local Therapy group which she uses three times a weak to gain more right hand strength ... Read on »
Ava is G-tube FREE! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello to ALL! If I knew what today would bring I probably would have crawled back in bed ;) We decided before she took her nap that I would replace her g-tube button. We h ... Read on »
Ava loves the Wiggles! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I am happy to tell you Ava saw the “Wiggles” LIVE in concert last night. She was excited talking about going to the show. Then when we got there she was a little afraid. ... 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 »
Ava tells All! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava fans. Had to show you all this. She is getting so much better at talking. I could barely keep her attention for the short time the video lasted! She's always bus ... Read on »
Ava the Cheerleader! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Yes it is official she is a CHEERLEADER! I just had to post this short little video of Ava cheering. Lexis her older sister is a Cheerleader and she decided she was ... Read on »
Ava’s 1st Day of Preschool! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I made Ava this special bag so she’d feel my love! Also made the headband and capri pants… just because! Hello friends! Today was Ava’s 1st day of Presch ... Read on »
Ava’s Art of Healing. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers. Miss Ava is hanging in there. She is still on pain medicine but is weaning off them quite nicely. We have been keeping her finger bandaged and dry so ... Read on »
Ava’s Ordeal tonight by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health So all was going well today until the window came down on Ava’s finger. One of my friends were over to visit with me from Idaho. We heard her cries…Brian got to her before ... Read on »
Ava’s Wish from Make-A-Wish. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello friends and Ava’s fabulous followers. We just returned from Ava’s wish. Our entire family had such a wonderful time. It was awesome to get to spend so much quality t ... Read on »
Ava’s Tea Party! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Ava has been great. I did have to change her g tube on Thursday night…it came halfway out. It had been in three and a half months so it was time to renew anyways! HOWEVER it ... Read on »
Battling illness and Mother’s Miracle by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends. Ava has come down with a cold. Yesterday she started having a very runny nose. She’s been sleeping upstairs in a bed beside our bed. She woke up coughin ... Read on »
Beautiful Day and Prayers for Isaiah. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers Ava is doing SUPER. She is over her cold and finally has no more coughing. We enjoyed the day outside all day today. I just love this little g ... Read on »
Beautiful Healthy Eyes! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers! I hope you all all doing well. I have been worried for a while now about Ava’s vision. She watches the TV way too close. I’m constantly telling her to s ... Read on »
Believing in God by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Good Morning Ava followers. We are getting very excited about Ava’s Make-A-Wish. We leave shortly for Florida and can’t wait for “Give Kids the World” and Disney World. I’ ... Read on »
Better this morning. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Thanks so much for the prayers. Ava didn’t end up going to the hospital. We got her out to the car. She woke, smiled and asked what we were doing out so late. We all laugh ... Read on »
Birthday and Tests by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends. We’ve been busy. Ava has been doing better about school. She still occasionally has her days when she doesn’t want to go but for the most part she likes ... Read on »
Braving the Waters by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health   Hello everyone. Ava’s been having a really hard time adjusting to Kindergarten. I’m not sure exactly what is going on with her. She did great the first two da ... Read on »
Breathing Better by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello all! She’s doing her ever-so-popular breathing treatments. She does the Albuterol every four hours (even at night if needed.) Then she does a Pulmicort throug ... Read on »
Bring the Rain by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I had to share this song today. I too follow blogs and care pages. I’ve been following Stella for a while now. She has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type I). Her Mother Sarah i ... Read on »