We went to visit family in St. Louis a few weeks ago to celebrate the 4th of July. We always have such a wonderful time. We are blessed to have such an amazing, supportive and loving family! As you can see Ava had the most fun of all!
We also went to the beautiful Botanical gardens. They had a Lego display that Ava was excited to see. I am always thrilled to be able to take a few pictures of the beautiful flowers and nature. The girls all had a great time here.
Ava's also been going to Summer school and she loves it. She is a little behind in her reading and Math skills so we jumped at the opportunity to give her a little extra help. She goes Monday through Friday... two hours a day. She will start school on August 18th. It's coming soon!
Yesterday I took her to her GI doctor. Ava still struggles with acid reflux as most congenital diaphragmatic hernia children do. Hers is mostly silent but flairs up and makes her nauseous occasionally. She's on 30 mgs of Prevacid two times a day. If she needs something more she takes liquid Zantac. Dr. Ebach was happy with how Ava has been doing. We sure love Dr. Ebach!
Ava weighs 50 pounds exactly. Her height is 4' 5.1 inches. Let me tell you this little girl has been shooting up. Another 6 or so inches and she will be as tall as me! That's just craziness!
We couldn't be happier with how well Ava is doing. She has such a huge JOY for life. We thank God all the time for her health. Her scars are starting to bother her as we suspected one day they would. Some of them can be "fixed" to look a little better and we may look into it further if she chooses to be sad about them. I look at them as VICTORY marks. She's overcome so much. When I think back through the years and the many "tests" she's had to endure I can't help but ponder the Goodness of our Lord and Savior. He along with us needs Ava here. I can't wait to see how He uses her life!
Well thanks for all your prayers, love and support. We appreciate them all!