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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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Kindergarten by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends! Our Summer wound down with a trip to the Peoria Zoo and a baseball game. We had such a great family day.   She is growing SO much! ... Read on »
6 Year CDH Check-up by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava fans. Brian and I took Ava to her 6 year cdh follow-up. No you didn’t miss her Sixth birthday that is August 31st but we decided to get her appointment over with ... Read on »
Road ID Bracelets by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health   Hello Ava Fans! She has been doing great. She is enjoying being on Summer break and loves that her sisters are home all day long. It gets a little crazy at ti ... Read on »
Preschool Graduate by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health   Hello Ava followers! I want to share some wonderful news with you. Ava graduated from Preschool tonight. We are so proud of her! She’s learned much more than ... Read on »
Diagnosis- Asthma by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers! We took Ava to her Pulmonary doctor this morning in Iowa City. I was wanting to learn why her oxygen levels were not staying up due to her colds. He w ... 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 »
Cold is back by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers. I write this quick update tonight as Ava needs your prayers. She got a cold last week. A small cough. I took her to the doctor yesterday as she compla ... Read on »
Taking on a Challenge! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends! She’s been doing better. She seems to be at that age where every little thing is a great big drama! Many of you that have followed us since, well he ... Read on »
I See… by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello all. We are fine now but Ava had to make my heart beat a little faster this morning. Lexis had decided to give the dog a bath and she hates blow drying him so I step ... Read on »
Flu took a hike! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello friends! I just wanted to give you a quick Ava update. She is doing much better and by this morning was almost fully back to her happy, skippy, talky, jolly self! I ... Read on »
Oh no… not that! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers. I’m posting because we need your prayers. Ava woke last night throwing up. She’s never had the flu only abdominal problems ever. We are hoping this is ... Read on »
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 »
Celebrating Jesus by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello to all of Ava’s friends and followers out there. I can’t believe that Christmas came and went. A New Year is upon us and it seems I can’t keep up! We had a Ble ... Read on »
Christmas Play… “No Turkey for Purkey!” by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Everyone! Ava is all over her cold. Wow was that a tough one but we ended up avoiding the hospital! She’s been doing SUPER. She’s back in school and last nigh ... 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 »
Waiting it out… by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello friends! These last few days have been very hard on Ava. Her lungs have really taken a hit from this cold. Monday night her oxygen levels were running 94-96. (Not ho ... Read on »
Bronchitis by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends! So you read the title? Yes Ava has bronchitis. We’ve been doing breathing treatments for six days now. Her cough was getting worse so I took her to the ... Read on »
"Walk for Wishes" by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Good afternoon Ava followers. It is such a beautiful day here in Iowa. Our family was invited to attend the third annual Burlington "Walk for Wishes" put on by the Iowa Ch ... Read on »
Happy 5th Birthday Ava! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava fans! I first want to say, “Thank You” to all our devoted followers. The blog has hit over 100,000 views since October 2008. It is with your love and supp ... 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 »