Wednesday, March 5, 2008


So, I came in today and they have started weaning Ava again on the vent. She had another x-ray this morning and things looked a little better. She is waiting on an ultrasound because the doctor feels that if there is a good spot to insert a chest tube to release most of the fluid built up than they will do that, I guess to get rid of it faster. They increased her feedings again to 10cc an hour. She received her potassium just a little bit ago and did not like it. The poor baby started throwing it up. I know that when Kaden use to get it, it would upset his stomach too.

So, I am getting really excited because Nate and Kaden are coming up tonight. They should be here sometime after 6pm. I don't know if I can wait that long. We decided that next week we will take Kaden to see Horton Hears A Who. He has been such a trooper through all of this that he deserves it. This will be his first experience at a movie theater. I think he will do fine, he may be a little nervous at first, but I think Nate and I can talk him out of that. We will see. I hope he enjoys it, I know he likes the book and he has seen the previews and says he wants to see it. I don't think he realizes that we will not be watching it at home. It will be fun to see how he reacts to such a large screen!!! Well, I will update more about Ava when I find out more.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that her xrays looked better! Just another step in the right direction.


Tyler Patrick Breuer said...


Anonymous said...

We've never met. My husband is Amy(Flentie) Boeckman's 1st cousin, and he went to school with Nathan, so we have been following your updates and praying. The reason I'm replying, is I am a faithful listener to a KC radio station Mix 93.3. This week they are doing a radio-a-thon for hospitals. Today is for CMH. They have people tell their stories all day, and collect donations from listeners. Several businesses also match the donations during certain hours. It is such an awesome cause, and their are so many tear-jerking stories out there much like yours. I think it would be wonderful if you got the chance today to call in- 816-576-7093. They also have a website, but I don't know it off the top of my head. You have 2 miracle children and CMH has done wonders for you and it's so exhilerating to hear inspired listeners give back to their communities. May God continue to heal Ava's heart and give her strength so she can soon be back in your arms.
Royce and Monica Becker, Corning