A verse for Ava…

Our little Ava is a very sick girl right now in critical care.  Yesterday afternoon her temp started to come up and her heart started beating faster and it was still high at 10:00 last night so I came back to the hospital to stay with her.   Around 4:00 am she still had the high heart rate and wasn’t settling so the team from the critical care unit came up to assess her and eventual brought her down to their unit.

She spiked a fever of 41 degrees after we got here so she clearly is fighting some sort of infection or virus.  And that combined with a very poor functioning heart is not a good combination.

Right now she is laying on a cooling mat to bring her temperature down and she is sedated and on pain killers.  Her heart rate does seem to be dropping and she is comfortable, but now we have to wait and see what God’s plans for Ava are.

Our beloved pastor Norm and his wife Cindy came to see us yesterday along with friends Dawn and Cory.  Dawn gave me this verse for Ava which I love and is so perfect.

Psalm 73:26

 My flesh and my heart may fail,

    but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.


Once again, no matter what happens, God is our strength, forever!

A week old today!

Little miss Ava Samantha Grace is a week old today!

And to celebrate we decorated….


With some stockings and hello Kitty and it definitely looks better. More like home. 🙂

And it’s been a good quiet day. She is doing really well and if things continue like this they may even close her chest cavity in the next day or too – that would be amazing.

So we are still praying against infection and praying that things continue down this good road we’re on!