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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 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 »
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 »
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Month. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Since this is Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month I'm decided to post a picture a day showing Ava's CDH journey. WARNING: SOME PICTURES MAY BE DISTURBING! ... Read on »
Slow and Steady Wins the Race. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava Followers. She is still finding her way through this nasty RSV virus. It has really hit her hard. I’m grateful that it never went to her lungs. (So far) She is s ... Read on »
Ava has RSV. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello all! Ava’s been down with a TON of coughing, sneezing and a leaky nose. I’ve never treated a “cold” that did not improve with medicine. I’ve been doing breathing tre ... Read on »
Tooth is Dead. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers! Ava has a few things going on right now. A few days ago, while I was brushing her teeth I noticed her front tooth was a strange color. It scared me. I m ... Read on »
A Barney Kind of Day. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello internet friends! There is so much to report. First the good weight news. Ava has gained THREE pounds in the last month. I myself just could not believe it. It took ... Read on »
Snow Day! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Well hello all! We had quite the snow storm here in Iowa. The wind was blowing. It was a blizzard here last night. It finally settled down early this morning. The girls ar ... Read on »
Virus in the Eye. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello! Ava is getting better thanks to all your prayers. Her cough is slowly leaving. She's been complaining her eyes hurt. Last night she cried so this morning I took her t ... Read on »
Coughing take a hike! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava watchers. I had to take Ava back to the doctor on Saturday morning due to her cough. She just can't seem to kick it. I listened to her lungs here at home but I wan ... Read on »
Cold-ville...not a pleasant place. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello everyone! Ava caught a nasty cough/cold on Sunday. She ran a low grade fever for a few days. She complained of a sore throat. I was nervous as ever. She is in go ... Read on »
Celebrating the New Year! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers. Happy New Year! My prayer is that we all have a Happy, Healthy Blessed 2011! I can't believe it has been over a month since I've posted. Things ha ... Read on »
Thanking God on this Wonderful Thanksgiving Day! by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I Praise God for all He has done and is doing for Ava. I made a short video of what I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving. Thanks again for all your Love, Support and Pra ... 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 »
Seeing is Believing. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava followers. She is continuing to do well. I love that I only have to blog every few months. I appreciate all of you that have supported Ava throughout her start, th ... Read on »
"Just Being a Girl." by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello friends and family. It has been a wonderful few months. Ava is staying healthy and learning SO much. I love to watch her "Just being a little girl". Her speech t ... Read on »
“Celebrating Life with Ava.” by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health   Okay so it has been a little while since my last post but that means all is fabulous here in Ava’s world. We celebrated her 4th birthday tod ... Read on »
Conquering Her Fears... by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Ava says "Hello Eveebodi!" She has been doing LOTS of new things. We went on a small family vacation last week to Adventureland. She rode on a few of the rides. She was not ... Read on »
Vacation + Ava = Stress. by Terri Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Hello Ava friends. We are in St. Louis on vacation. We have a lot of family here and it is such a nice, busy place! We came on Friday and all was good. We celebrated 4th o ... 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 »