Sunday, March 27, 2011

Slow and Steady Wins the Race.

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 still coughing quite a bit. It has wiped her appetite to nowhere land. It is so tough on me to see her weight drop. She’s lost 3 pounds now.  Only last night did she show interest in food. We were so excited. The girls were asking her, “Do you want this? Do you want that?” They care so much for her.

When we hold her you can feel her bones easily now. I cut back on some of her liquid medicines. It did not do much but cause her to be drowsy and distant. Her nose is still running a lot. Her mucus is getting much more thick. I’m thinking she may have developed a sinus infection as the snot is turning a darker color. I’ve got her on Children’s Musinex. We are still doing every four hour breathing treatments.

These pictures are from a few days ago.


Her eyes still very sad and sick. I can always tell how she is feeling just by looking in her eyes.


The girls were on the couch this morning so naturally I grabbed for the camera. Silly girls!




Huh, How do the “Helmick Girls” relax? Bubble Baths and Manicures are the pick! Glammed ourselves out this afternoon.


Drying station

The final product!


And she’s back to resting…


Thanks for all your messages. We appreciate each and every one of you. We’ve been blessed to have so many love and support our family. God is healing Ava and she will be back to her good ole’ self in no time at all.


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