Saturday, June 6, 2009


I am so happy to announce Ava is now on the surgical floor. Our wonderful PICU nurse Krista brought us down. She was awesome with Ava! “THANK YOU PICU!” Ava actually loved the ride. We went on the HUGE elevator that could hold her big girl bed. She didn’t cry once but looked around at it all.

NO more NG tube! I was so glad to see that go!


Leaving and on the move! “Yea she is really in that bed.”



So we are settled in and she is back to watching her TV. I told Brian I don’t want to brag about her short PICU stay quite yet……..but not even 24 hours!!!! She is SO strong and is very stubborn. Huh my Ava?

Her face is a bit swollen but that is expected.

Thanks again Valerie for making Ava’s hospital gowns. We have gotten many compliments. The one in the picture says, “I’m Ava Please don’t hurt me!” It is the cutest thing ever!


Another picture of her belly. It looks great….no bruising or swelling.


This is a better view of her new room.


She is just AMAZING. “Pray without ceasing” and that is exactly what you all are doing. THANK YOU!

~The Helmick’s


funncrazymommy0208 said...

im so happy ava is doing so good she is a beautiful strong girl.Good job ava

Liz and Shane said...

Ava you are so strong. You are an amazing little girl. You inspire me each day. Hugs and kisses

Kenny and Jennifer Miller said...

So happy to hear that Ava's out on the floor already and doing so awesome. What a rockstar!! Hope her fever gets better soon!