Ava Biel's Journal
Things are looking up!
Written Nov 25, 2013 2:48pm by Cayla KlumbHello Everyone!
I just wanted to take a minute to update those who may not have Facebook. We are currently planning on having a fundraiser for Ava on February 8th at Kingpin Bowl in West Bend. There are 2 shifts of bowling available- 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. You may come even if not bowling. We will have raffles, bakes sale, and it will be fun to watch those who haven't bowled in some time! We also have t-shirts for sale right now for $15.00 a piece. In the first shipment we only ordered 45 shirts so if you would like one please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to do so. We have sizes small-2XL. I have attached a picture of what the shirts will look like. I will also post the flyer for Ava's fundraiser in the photos area. If you need a different size we can place your order with the next shipment. All checks can be made out to Ava Biel or Cayla Klumb. Money can be mailed to
W8733 Niblick Rd
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
UPDATE ON AVA: Ava is making great progress. She has started to take some rice cereal without gagging or puking for about a week now. We have only tried about a teaspoon- tablespoon amount but she is doing great with it! We are going to start to introduce other baby foods like fruits and veggies hopefully next week!
Ava is also extremely close to being able to sit up on her own! She is a little wobbly and it does not last long but she is so close. She knows how to roll over to her tummy but chooses not too. She loves actually being on her belly just not the rolling to get there. Ava is now working with her therapists on putting more weight on her arms to hold herself up when on her belly to help her get into that crawling position. She also has learned how to shake her head No, and continues to love to do pat-a-cake, peek-a-boo and how big is Ava. She is progressing so well these days!
We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving as we are beyond thankful this year for Ava to be here with us, and for all of you in our lives and all the support we have from you. We cannot thank everyone enough! Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!
Written Nov 12, 2013 3:44pm by Cayla KlumbThere is really nothing new to report. Ava has finally bounced back from her procedure and back to her crazy, happy self. We continue to have speech, physical and occupational therapy come in once a week each. She is still not taking food by mouth or drinking from a bottle but we are getting closer. She is still working on sitting on her own and rolling over on her own as well. Even though she isn't mobile yet she still manages to get her toys all over the place!
Now onto bigger news...MARK YOUR CALENDARS! FEBRUARY 8TH 2014 WE WILL BE HAVING A FUNDRAISER FOR AVA! it will be held at Kingpin Lanes. We will have 2 shifts of bowling. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Each lane will have 6 people. You can either register with myself (cayla) or with Camisha as an individual bowler or as a team. individual bowlers cost $20.00 team of 6 cost $100.00. the cost includes 3 games of bowling and shoe rental. We will be having raffles, a bake sale, and silent auction as well!
T-shirts are also in the process of being made. As soon as i have the proof of what they look like i will post them.
You may contact myself by email at email@example.com or Camisha at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you have any questions.
We will be looking for people to help with donations. If you would like to donate a gift card, or gift basket, baked goods please contact us at the above addresses as well!
We hope everyone is having a Happy 11/12/13 and We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! We will post more details as they come.
Written Oct 26, 2013 1:17pm by Cayla KlumbAva had an extremely rough night. She hated having an IV in her hand and her hand on an arm board to keep it straight. She hated having oxygen on but her oxygen saturations were just not where they needed to be. This morning she threw up a little bit of flem and old blood which cleared her lungs quite a bit and her saturation levels came up without oxygen on. During rounds they took a chest x-ray and nothing looked concerning so they did send us home.
We will be doing pulse ox checks for her oxygen saturations and if they are not back to normal by tuesday or wednesday or worsen before then we need to go back to have her get checked out. We do still have all of our oxygen here at home so we can always put her back on if needed.
Ava is currently resting on her daddy. she is extremely exhausted and sore but happy to be home.
If anything changes i will keep you posted but for now we are just enjoying being back in the comfort of our house and jammies.
Enjoy your saturday everyone!