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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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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 »
Spine Check-up by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Good Afternoon everyone. As I mentioned the other day Ava had an appointment with Dr. Weinstein at Iowa Children’s Hospital. He is an Orthopedic doctor. This was our first ... Read on »
Sisters by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health WOW has it really been a month and a half since my last post? Well we are enjoying the Summer. We are trying to stay cool. Ava has been staying healthy. I’m so proud of he ... Read on »
Yearly CDH Check-up by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello everyone. Ava’s check-up was today. We woke up very early and traveled to the hospital. It is an hour and fifteen minutes from our home. When we got there I explaine ... Read on »
Lexis and Emeline (Ava's Sister's) Blog Giveaway by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I thought some of Ava's loyal supporters would love a chance to get in this Giveaway. The girls are working so hard on hair candy! Hope everyone is doing well. Ava is sl ... Read on »
Healing by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello everyone! I just want to say how AMAZING you all are. I can always count on Ava's readers to help me out. I won't go into much detail but I'd ask you all to go "like ... Read on »
HUGE Favor by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava fans. A few things going on in Ava’s world right now. She has had so many small accidents this last week. It started with the cut finger, then she got hurt ridin ... Read on »
Trip to the ER... nothing major (sigh) by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello everyone! Ava gave us another scare tonight. She seems to keep us on our toes CONSTANTLY... no fun for us. We were at my parents house and Ava came out of the bathro ... Read on »
Planting Flowers by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers! Just a bit of news… Ava was tested by our local AEA and we were thrilled to learn that she is testing within the normal ranges for her age. I’m just b ... Read on »