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Terri Helmick
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Check up DAY!
Hello to all our friends and family! Thanks for checking in. Ava had two appointments on Wednesday. We got up very early and made it there by 8 am. She saw her Pulmonary nurse practitioner, Cheryl. We really like her. She takes great care of Ava. She starte...

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And Life is good...
Hello friends! It's been awhile since I've updated. Life has been so busy! Ava has had a few colds since the last time I posted. Many things have happened.... She turned 10! It was a milestone to us. How can ten years have gone by! We are reminded daily of ...

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Pain in her Side.
Good day everyone! It's been a while since I updated. She did have a coughing cold a few weeks ago but a little help from her inhalers and a five day course of Prednisone it stopped fairly quickly. I was very thankful for that. Ava has been having pain on h...

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Lung Specialist... coughing continues
Hello to all of Ava's followers. Ava continues to cough however last Saturday she got much worse. So out with the Prednisone, Albuterol and Atrovent. These things all seem to help her improve. (She's also on twice daily Symbicort.) Plus maxed out on her ref...

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Procedures and Test Results
Hello to all Ava's followers! It's been a bit since I updated. She still has a cough. We went ahead and did the procedures her GI and Pulmonologist recommended. The day before Thanksgiving Ava had a Esophageal pH Test (An esophageal pH test measures and rec...

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Coughing and Tests
Good Afternoon friends! It's been a little while since I updated. Ava has been a busy girl. She's doing great in school and her favorite subject is Math. She has been fighting a strange cough since August. We've been to the children's hospital about three t...

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Happy 9th Birthday Ava!
  These two top photos were taken this morning before school.   Hello! Ava is still fighting her cough but she is the happiest I've ever seen her today. She is thrilled today is her birthday. She went to school and I'll be taking her for her birthday lunch....

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A lot of August
Hello friends! Well this has been a busy month. I hope you are all happy and healthy! Ava has had two illnesses. In the middle of August she got a weird virus that lasted 48 hours. It was like a stomach virus and then it turned into a sore throat with a fev...

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Appointment Day
Hello Ava followers. I feel like it's been a long time since I've updated. Hope things are well with all of you. Ava slowly got over the virus she had. Oddly she had a cough for a good month. We are happy that it finally found the door out!

Yesterday we h...

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20th Anniversary
Hello followers! It's been awhile since I've updated. Things have been going good until a few days ago. Ava some how got a cold. It's moving to her lungs now so she is coughing quite a bit. She's such a trouper though doing her steroids and her inhalers. Sh...
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