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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 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 »
Sledding Nightmare by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello friends. So Ava once again scares the living tar out of me today. We were sledding at my parents house and Ava and the girls were having so much fun with the snow ra ... Read on »
Returning to Normal by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello friends! I did a mini shoot of Ava this afternoon. We just love Valentine's Day and had to share this with you! Ava's just now getting over the cold she h ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
A Rough Week. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends! Ava is battling a cold. It started with a cough on Monday. We started her Albuterol inhaler right away. By Monday night the cough had gotten much worse. ... 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 »
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 »