Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 12th - 18th

Some how this week got by me. Maybe it was cuz her brothers were with Grandpa and Grama and i got in lots of extra cuddle time. I'll try to remember some details about the week.  Somewhere in the week they weaned to 3/4 of a liter flow and then down to 1/2 liter flow and also weaned her completely off her prednilizone. We also switched to a different vitamin that she will actually digest and not separate and spit up or discharge through her diaper.

July 12th -Ava is now 6 lbs 6.5 oz.

July 13th - Something happened this day, just not sure what. I'm sure I spent time cuddling with the little miss and daddy fed and cuddled her too.

July 14th was fishing with the pack but do to the early rain no one was brave enough to show up and try to catch fish. Robert helped the Cochran's rebuild their back deck. Me, Abby and Doris supervised. Stayed out of the way and watched. It wasn't complete when i headed back over to feed Miss Ava who got her MMR shot today.

July 15th - Made most of Church skipped out on the last 15 minutes of Relief Society to get in a Nursing session with Ava, she latched a couple times but was mostly interested in being social. She weighed 6 lbs 8.1 oz. and was 17.25 inches long.

July 16th - Ava had a eye exam this morning, got it done early this week, and only had to do it once. Left eye didn't want to dilate well. The boys headed over to visit their cousins, sounds like they are gonna spend the night.

July 17th  - Bath night and snuggles with daddy as usual. Dad's been able to get her to drink from the bottle better than mom and the nurses. She really likes her daddy. Grama and the boys spent the night again tonight and are all but Mr. Neale headed back to Grampa's  tomorrow.

July 18th - Hung out at the Mini Golf with some cub scouts, they had a good time and were well behaved little boys. even though it was extremely hot. Well all the kiddo's and Grama and Aunt Lynn made it Glendive much later than anticipated Aunt Lynn and a bad day, pick ups not starting (dead battery),  had to run to town to get a swather tire fixed, and the list goes on. She got one vehicle picked up and headed home and the kids and Grama headed back to Fallon for the night.

Monday, July 23, 2012

July 5th - 11th

July 5th - 11th

July 5th - Ava is now up to 6lbs. Her Dexamethazone was discontinued today and put on predlyzone. She had a echo on her heart to check up and make sure the steroid use hadn't inflamed her heart.  We looked at house in the Castle Pines Subdivision and made an offer. Hope to have an answer on Friday. She took 16mls of her 50 mls.

140 Days - or 4 months 19 days old. 

Ava decided to try her own room air trials by removing her cannula. Didn't go as well as she expected.
July 6th - Our Offer on the house was accepted after some negotiating.  Ava was weaned to a flow of 1.5 and is doing well with it. She is also getting 3 feeding per day - 1 per shift from Dad and Mom and one from the nurses.

July 7th - Ava finally was given 2 of her 2 months shots. Blake and Zane got new bikes from Walmart since they could not find ones that fit them at the Optimist Club. In exchange for getting new bikes they gave their bikes away to their friends Justin and Riley. 

Grampa and Grama Heitz arrived this afternoon and visited with Ms. Ava and the rest of us. 
 July 8th - Grama and Grampa  took us to the Gates of the Mountains. On the return to the Marina the boat Caption and Tour Guide let us get out at Coulter Picnic Area and the boys checked the water out. We headed back early as Zane's foot was sore and Grampa headed on to Helena for his eye apt. on Tues.

July 9th - Ava got to snuggle with Grama Teri (Heitz)  although while transfering her to Grama she got a nose full of water and Grama thought we were gonna drowned her. She took almost a full feeding from Nurse Shirley today. Zane had an apt. for his foot the Doctor who was filling in for Doctor Garver gave him a prescription ointment hope that clears up the infection and heals the scratches.

(will try to get the picture off my phone.)
July 10th - Grampa made it back from Helena to pick up Grama and the Boys. They took a tour to White Sulpher Springs and toured the Castle there. Sounds like they had a lot of fun.
 The Castle
 Castle in White Sulpher Springs
Before they left Ava transferred from the high flow cannula to the regular flow cannula. She was very helpful and held the little air mask. I got a picture of her doing it but forgot to save it.  She is still on a flow of 1.5
July 11th -