Friday, June 4: Update 2

While this is titled an ‘update’, there isn’t much new information to share. We met with the doctor this morning, one of the six we haven’t met before. Rather than discuss new information we focused on agenda setting for the next few days. Claire has had a challenging two days between medication changes, the MRI and intubation discomfort: the doctors want to slow things down so it’s not so hectic. So we are. The doctors re-upped her sedative slightly and are slowly dialing back on the ventilator. She’s at 14 assisted breaths per minute right now and 40% oxygen. Once Claire is around five assisted breaths per minutes, we’ll begin making plans to remove the tube and get off the ventilator. That will give us the opportunity to start weaning the meds without the intubation (against which Claire has an apparent vendetta).

The only big news that took place involves Tiffany and me. We were encouraged to get out of the hospital for the first time since Sunday. It took some cajoling and bargaining, but we ended up leaving for a while. Both Tiffany and I have been feeling bereft of emotion of late, our bodies, minds and eyes wracked by the events and accompanying tears. It was nice to zone out for a while and we’re finding that while we’re away from Claire, we prefer to let our minds go blank. There are just too many rabbit holes we prefer not to jump down right now.

We went to a store to get some socks for Autumn and I mentioned that I had a weird feeling with all these people around that are oblivious to what is going on. Tiffany felt the same way.

Our final stop was at Freebird’s World Burrito in Addison. We had no plans to weep in the middle of Freebird’s. But we did. And it’s all because of the kindness of strangers who had no idea about the last week. I’ve mentioned that we feel bereft of emotion about what has happened. Instead we’re finding ourselves emotionally volatile about the strangest things. Steve took our order at Freebird’s and the care, attention and kindness he showed us made us cry. It was simple things like handing us two glasses after we’d ordered to get something to drink and it was “on him.” I spoke with the manager, Brian, and told him that Steve doesn’t know what we are going through and his kindness meant a lot. While we waited for our order, Brian walked over and laid a handful of gift certificates on the table. He told us it wasn’t much and he hoped things would start getting better. I don’t like to make people uncomfortable and I’m sure we did as both Tiffany and I thanked him through tears.

We share this because the comments on these posts are from strangers, friends and family alike make us feel the same way. We’ve are reduced to tears each time we read the comments and its your kindness that overwhelms us. We can’t thank each of you by name right now, and please know that we are indebted to you for your largess.

We hope to have positive news to share soon. Our hopes are growing and we are drawing strength from those around us. Thank you for your continued prayer, thoughts and support.

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67 thoughts on “Friday, June 4: Update 2”

  1. My dear friends, I’m so glad you were able to get out of the hospital. I’m so happy you’ve been shown such care by all you meet; God really has you in the palm of His hand. Love you guys.

  2. Hi Tiff and Tyler,

    Thank you for the updates. I’m praying for you guys and have posted a link to your blog on our intranet prayer request portal at my office. (I work for a Christian org.) Lots of prayers going out for your little one. May the Lord grant Claire healing and you two strength and perseverance as you face the unknown.

    Dacia Masters (Dana’s sister)

  3. I just wanted to tell you that I’m praying for you guys. What you said about the people around you being oblivious..I know exactly what you mean. It wasn’t anywhere near what you’re going through, but the day before my infant son was to have a major surgery, I just looked around at everyone at Albertsons, and they were all so normal. They had no idea that my world was coming down. Its wierd.
    You dont know me, but I wish I could give you both a hug. I’m sorry you all are going through this. But know that everyone reading Clair’s story is praying for her.

  4. Peggy and I are friends of Tim and Susie. I am touched by the tenderness of this update. Indeed you are surrounded by loving arms and prayers of so many.

  5. Thanks for the update. It’s good that you guys got a break from the hospital atmosphere for awhile. It’s important to take time to recharge and zone out. Sorry that Claire is not making the progress that you were hoping for, but take heart in the fact that she is making some progress. Every step in the right directions, even the little ones, are something positive. I’ll be praying for you all over the weekend.

    Vickie

  6. um…i’m not the one going through this, and I just let out some tears over that “update”.

    When my father passed away, I felt the same way you guys did. I went to the mall to buy a dress for his funeral, and was shocked that the malls were still open, and people all around seemed so normal, and I was being crushed from the inside out. I totally relate to that feeling.

    Tyler and Tiff, we love you guys, and want you to know we think and talk about your family all day long.

    1. So it was Gina buying the dress and not me. 🙂

      So glad that you guys got out of the hospital, it certainly sounds like your day and this event is now embedded in your hearts. God sure does know how to surprise us all.

      You remain in our prayers.

      Jim

  7. In tears as well!! I’m so thankful for everyone who has loved on you!! Right now, Especially those close, who can hug, comfort and bless you! I wish I could be there! BTW..My kids are very concerned and want to know how she’s doing so these post help them process, too.
    Love you guys!!
    Psalm 121
    1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
    where does my help come from?
    2 My help comes from the LORD,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.
    3 He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
    4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
    5 The LORD watches over you—
    the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
    6 the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
    7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
    8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore

  8. Sometimes you have to get out for a while, and that’s when God has a chance to let people help you the most! I am gathering as many prayer warriors as I can to pray for Claire and all of you. I know through all the prayers coming from all over the country, God will do amazing things in all of your lives! Claire is being loved and prayed for by more people than I can even imagine… just remember that. The Bible says that where 2 or 3 are gathered in His name, He is there… well, we all might not be in the same place, but we are all gathered in prayer for the same little girl, so I know God is there with you and holding Claire in His strong and Mighty arms! He has you and all your family held tightly as well!
    Susan

  9. Thank you so much for the updates, ont only on how Claire is doing but on yourselves as well. We have not stopped praying for you and we know that our prayers are heard!

  10. The reality of your sharing of your journey with Claire continues to drive us to our knees seeking Father’s intervention for young Claire. In all of this I see Father’s arms surrounding you, Tyler, and Tiffany, the girls and the rest of your family in His loving arms. Jesus is right there with you in the midst of the battle and He to is praying for Claire. Tim & Tiffany we continue to pray “LIFE” into Claire and encourage you to keep your eyes not on the situation or the ups and downs of your journey but on Father, himself. Remember HE IS ENOUGH!

    We love you all ………………….

    Your Family in Seattle!

  11. I’m glad to hear that our prayers are being answered in that you feel the support even if it is by many strangers. My heart is heavy for you. Both of my little boys continue to ask about Claire’s updates. I have friends and family in Colorado praying for you as well. I will continue as your entire family has not left my thoughts since I first heard.

    I can also relate to the strange feeling of going out in public in the midst of your experience. I felt the same way after losing my firstborn during a stillbirth. I was at a restaurant and there was mothers with babies everywhere. It felt so strange to see that the rest of the world was going on as normal in the midst of my own personal tragedy. So do know that what you are feeling is normal, although very hard. Going out was a big step and it will get easier. I’m glad that God touched you on the shoulder with those sweet people inside the restaurant. I pray that God will help you see those moments, the ones in which God is touching you through others. They will stay with you forever.

  12. Tiffany and Tyler, I was in Tiffanys MOPS group this past year, not sure we officially met though. I have to tell you I have been in tears since Susie Juergens told me about this Monday evening. I found out about Claire after a minor accident in our own pool, with me less than 2 feet away! My Abigale got nudged off a step into the water, and it shook me to my core!! I am SO sorry this has happened to your family! I check your blog hoping and praying harder than anything I have ever prayed for before that your beautiful Princess is going to pull through this without any problems! Susie has told me what a sweet Christian couple/ family you guys are! I would love to just hug the both of you!! You stay strong and brave for Baby Claire and for Heidi and Autumn! Love and Prayers for Claire!! She is an absolute Angel!!!

  13. I love you guys. Glad you got to catch your breath. I agree with Esther’s comment about God having you in the palm of His hands. And I am thankful on your behalf for the love you are being shown. I am thankful for the kindness since I am not there to help. Believe me when I say that my heart is with you.
    Love your big sister…ha ha…older sister…
    love uuuuuu!!!

  14. That was VERY possitive news even if it doen’t feel that way. It took me a VERY long time to leave Makenzie. In over 5 weeks I spent one night away from the hospital only because they told me I had to rest so that when Makenzie woke up the next morning I would be ready. That didn’t happen and I never left for the night again. We did find many people to sit with Makenzie so that I could get out here and there to eat and shower.

    Leaving even with bribary means that Clair is doing well enough to leave her side! That is huge! The fact that she is agitated with the tube is also so wonderful! Miracle’s come in big and small sizes but they are all equally important!

    I kept a journal for a long time of EVERY positive thing/miracle in a note book I titled Makenzie’s Miracles. When I was down it was so helpful to go back to this and look at how far Makenzie had come! My journal eventually turned into Makenzie’s blog.

    I will continue to pray healing over your beautiful Clair!

  15. Tyler and Tif, your posting so touch my heart. Please know that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of people holding you up in prayer, and hanging on every word you post on this blog. Your vulnerability draws us to you — those who know you in person, and those who never met your family. You (and more imporantly Claire) are very loved. God is in this, Tyler and Tiffany, and you are so glorifying Him. I believe that God has great plans for your little girl, indeed for your whole family.

    I feel blessed to have a glimpse into your beautiful lives.

    Sending my love,
    Ann

  16. I do not “personally” know your family, but I wanted you to know that I am “one in heart” with you guys. I have been praying for total healing for little Claire and for peace to engulf you during this very tough time. May your hearts, which are so heavy, be held by the Savior’s hands.
    I felt blessed to know that people were unbelieveable nice to you when they didn’t even know your situation. That was a definate “gift” from the Lord.

    Prayerfully,
    Mindy

  17. Tyler,
    I didn’t intend to leave a comment but this post made me realize I should. I am one of the 50 bazillion cousins in the Livernois Clan. My mom is Lorrie Livernois Ayala and I’m also in San Diego. I’m not sure we’ve even met, though with our family you never know! All I can say is I feel so horrified about the situation you are in right now. I haven’t been to church in I don’t know how long and it’s been even longer since I’ve been ‘religious’ (not to be confused with spiritual). However in the past week I’ve said rosaries, lit candles, day and night time prayers all for Claire and now you’ve started this blog I subscribed to alerts and find myself praying hard before I open each one. I’m sending you guys all my love and positive thoughts. And thank you so much for creating this blog. I know what it’s like to be on your end of the medical blog and it is a very good way to organize your thoughts and it’s a great way to stay connected with family, friends and even strangers. Now I’m on this end of it (a reader) and I realize how nice it is to get even the slightest update… even if it’s more about You and Tiffany than Claire. We all care about you guys too and how you are doing just as much as we care about Claire’s condition. All five of you are victims here and all five of you are recovering from this. God Bless….

  18. Tyler and Tiffany…We have been following your posts ever since our friend’s the Dendy’s told us about Claire. When I read your post today, it really hit home. This time three years ago, we were in the hospital with our son. I remember when we would take shifts and I would come home and run a quick errand at the local Tom Thumb, I saw all of the people walking around getting their groceries and they had no idea that we had a son getting blood transfusions and that all the medicines they were trying on him weren’t working and he was looking weight rapidly. It was like we were watching him slip away. I drove home and saw the neighbor mowing their lawn and they were going about their day, their normal day. I was going home to an empty house to go pack my bags so I could go back up to the hospital. So when I read your post aloud to my husband we knew exactly how you two felt today, it’s a very surreal feeling.

    It is SO important for you guys to take those times, where you can clear your head, so you continue on. A hospital can be a overwhelming place with a bunch of unknowns and gray areas. Hours upon hours of waiting for definitive answers, and not understanding why they aren’t coming. Patience is something you will have to master when it comes to answers. You will find your new normal, but it will take some time to get there. But know, it does come. Thanks for creating this blog so we can keep up with her progress. You have many people around the country praying for Claire and your entire family. I hope you can feel the love because we are sending it to you. Our hearts are with you.

    Hugs to you guys, Nancy Yingling

  19. Claire’s Family-

    I went to school with a few Martin kids and when I saw a facebook post I had to read your blog. I am so sorry to hear what has happened to Claire. My husband and family have your family in our prayers! I know the anxiety of having a child in the hospital and we have suffered the loss of ours. I know the pain and frustration, the guilt, the depression, and the confusion of not knowing or understanding why. The next few days wont get any easier…hospital are the worst places to wait in, but keep your faith. If you let those emotions settle, you will never gain consiousness again! Remember that we are only pieces to the Lord’s grand design and He has a reason and purpose for everything. Nothing makes this time any easier, but faith. As Christians, remeber faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. The Lord never said this life would be easy, only that we would not have to go at it alone! That is the promise we have to cling on. So hold strong and have faith that His will wil be done. He is a Healer, Miracleworker, and Comforter, among many other titles, and is capable of the impossible. Our children were meant to dance in Heaven, and wherever Claire is meant to dance, know that is where the Lord wanted her to be! We are praying for healing, but most importantly, for his faithfulness in his will and for your family’s strength through this trial! We send much love and prayers from Utah!

  20. All of your family are in my prayers. Good that you got out for a while today. Having had someone in ICU years ago I know the feeling you had. It’s hard to believe life is going on normally around us when we are devastated by all we are dealing with.
    God bless you.

  21. Thank you for continuing to update this blog. I am sure it is difficult and yet somewhat therapeutic to write. Please know that is being read, and that Claire is being prayed for. May God bless you and put his arms of protection around you. Do not be afraid to lean on Him or those around you that love you. Never feel alone. Love to you. Theresa (Melissa’s friend)

  22. Tiffany and Tyler,
    I know I’ve “checked you in” many times at the kiosks at IBC on Sunday mornings–I remember that I’ve commented on your daughter, Autumn’s, beautiful reddish hair that so fits her and on the beauty of the name of your precious Claire. My son, Bret, also tells Claire’s Adventure Zone group the Bible story when you’re there in the morning. So while you probably don’t know us, we feel like you’re a part of our family . . . our hearts have cried out to the Lord for you so often over these last few days!
    This is the beautiful “song” I sing to my own kids when I put them to bed at night, and though very simple, I’ve found that God has honored this prayer in amazing ways. So we offer it now to you and Claire . . .
    May the Lord BLESS you and KEEP you,
    May the Lord make His face to SHINE upon you,
    And be GRACIOUS unto you,
    May the Lord turn His face to you and give you PEACE.
    Num. 6:24-25

    Our prayer continues that He will indeed “bless you and keep you” (more than you’ll ever know) as you feel His love from everyone around you and that His face will indeed “shine upon you” as you experience that indescribable peace that only He can give. Many blessings to you all!
    In His love, Karen and the Steinmann Family

  23. Tyler and Tiffany, thank you for taking the time to share your story. A friend at IBC told me about Claire and this blog, and it is a privilege to pray and partner alongside you on behalf of little Claire. As a mother of a 3 1/2 year old, I feel deeply for both of you. Know that you and your sweet family is covered in love and prayer by so many.

  24. Dear Tiffany and Tyler,

    My heart breaks for you as you endure this. As hard as it is it could have been worse. It sounds like she is showing improvement and the fact that she is aggitated is very good. We are praying for you and have sent the link to your blog on to family and friends. Know that we are thinking of you in this challenging time. You are wonderful parents. All of your beautiful children are very blessed to have you. They are blessed by your faithfulness to Christ and see you serving him. You are a great example to all of them. They know with out a doubt that you and God love them very much.

    I am glad you took a little break and left the hospital. If you break down you won’t have anything to give her when she needs it most.
    Please call us with any needs you might have. We would love to bring meals to you and your family, if you need someone to make a grocery run, do laundry, etc. Please don’t hesitate to ask.
    Love,
    Your sister in Christ,
    Jewel

  25. I know how it feels to have the wonderful path you’re on with all these wonderful plans completely derailed. I know what it’s like be around someone and just want to tell them the one thing that’s changed your whole life. I’m glad you got out of the hospital today. We love you all so much and continue to pray not only for Claire’s miracle but for you all to adjust to this change God has thrown your way. Thanks for the updates on how you’re doing. How are Heidi and Autumn doing?

    1. Autumn and Heidi are doing well all things considered. They miss Claire terribly and say so often. Our hearts hurt for them. They are also eager to sleep under the same roof as a family.

  26. Ed Powers is my nephew. Our children have kept us apprised things. We have you all in our prayers.

  27. Tiffany and Tyler,

    Stay strong! We are praying for a miracle. God be with all of you. Thank you for sharing your hard times. Each new day is filled with hope. I’m sure we will see Claire’s smile and hear her laugh again soon. She is a fighter.

    God Bless you all.

  28. I can’t count how many times I’ve told Claire’s story over the past few days. These have been the longest and roughest days in a long time. Knowing that I’m not able to be there to hold up my brother who is so clearly hurting has brought me to tears more this week than I’ve ever cried before. I wish I could make you guys smile at a time like this when it’s needed most. I love you all so desperately and can’t wait to hear the update stating when Claire pulls her signature move of yelling your names at the top
    of her lungs as she runs with all her might into your open arms!!! I love you! I love you! I love you!!

    -Alex and Laura

    P.S.- Getting free burritos wouldve brought me to tears also! I bet that manager expects you guys love burritos more than anyone!!!

  29. Tiffany and Tyler,
    Though we don’t know you personally, we met in Tim and Susie’s home for a group study a couple of years ago and they spoke of you and your family often. We love them dearly. We are continually holding all of you up to the Great Healer, Who knows all about Claire’s needs for healing and the needs of your hearts.
    Our church Prayer Chain was notified as soon as we were aware of the situation so many more folks are praying.
    We can’t begin to understand what you’re going through, but we will continue to be in prayer for you each day.
    Our love to you all!

  30. I am so glad you guys were able to leave the hospital for a while today. That is so important for you guys. I continue to pray for each one of you.

  31. Tiffany and family,
    we were friends from Mops and we now live in Texarkana. I have asked our small group and church prayer group to lift you up during this trying time. I hope you will find some comfort in knowing that God loves Claire more than you do. He knows every strand of hair on her precious head and He is in that room with you tonight!! My heart hurts for you and I promise to keep praying for your family until God has finished His work. Sincerely, Molly Taylor

  32. This message is for Tyler and Tiffany’s parents.. when our youngest grand daughter was born five yrs ago with a rare brain disorder, and our kids cratered, not only for the new baby, but for their other daughter as well, just not knowing or understanding how to deal with the unknown…. just like Tyler and Tiffany want to “fix” Claire, I wanted to fix all of them.. God showed me there are some things that can only be left in his hands. Reading other messages, you do feel like the world is going on around you, and yours has stopped. You want your life like it was yesterday. You don’t know anyone that has dealt with something like this and no one really understands and you are scared, really really scared. God made the brain very unique.. with all the modern technology, you think they could just go in and take out what isn’t working correctly..put on a bandaid, and everyone goes home in a few days.. We found out it doesn’t work that way.. remember with the brain, bad things happen very fast and good things come very slowly, but they come..and when they do, you realize how much in life we take for granted like something so small as a smile..Remember though, Claire will smile again and you will understand God’s miracles. please know I am praying not only for you guys and Claire, but your parents as well. God is a Good God and anxiously await the next miracle…

  33. Wow,Tyler you should be an author. Sounds like God is taking care of you both too;) I am glad you guys took the time to take a break, you are still surrounded by prayers. “Be still and know that I am God” Psalms 46:10. This is the scripture God keeps laying on my heart.

  34. I am following this story by way of Tisha. She is a friend of mine and asked for prayers. I will send this on to others who pray endlessly and unconditionally..
    I pray that your sweet baby gather the strength of all the angels surrounding her and you and surprise you all!
    God Bless.
    AnnemarieZ

  35. When I first heard about Claire’s accident, I was driving my son (age 4) home from and appointment. Suzanne called me, and we immediately pulled over due to my tears. I scooted back, next to his car seat, and began to pray out loud.

    When we pray for Claire at home, we are praying out loud.

    When I check on the updates, my son wants to see them too. He wants to see her picture (in pony tails).

    Last night as I was getting him (who has a speech delay) ready for bed, and we began to say his prayer. When he finished, I told him we needed to included Claire in his prayers. He folded his hands, closed his eyes and bowed his head again, and as clear as he has ever spoke said, “Thank you Jesus for healing Claire. Amen.”

  36. Tyler and Tiffany,
    Thanks again for the update. I am sure as hard as it was for you to leave little Claire at the hospital for a while, it probably did both of you good!
    Do you have an address so if folks want to send cards/money to help you out with meals, etc., we can do that?
    Please let me know.
    Tiffany has my home email address if she would like to write to me there.
    We continue to lift your entire family up in prayer! I have had several write and tell me they have passed the prayer request on to many many people.
    Love you guys!!
    Clifford and Kathi

  37. Tyler and Tiffany 🙂

    I’m so glad you guys were able to get out of the hospital today and today I Claire has been in our family and friends and strangers prayers 🙂 I had a client today that had some brain damage being in Iraq from a car bomb and he told me that his was mild and there are different levels of it and his just affects his memory every once and a while. As much as I know it’s hard to hear different things Dr.s. tell you…know that we have a God who is big and can surprise us all with a miracle for Claire and kids’ bounce back quicker than adults when they are healing 🙂 I love you guys and am praying for you guys and the girls. Call me if there’s anything I can do 🙂
    Candace Bachara

  38. Tyler and Tiffany,
    Thanks again for the update. I am sure as hard as it was for you to leave little Claire at the hospital for a while, it probably did both of you good!
    Do you have an address so if folks want to send cards/money to help you out with meals, etc., we can do that?
    Please let me know.
    Tiffany has my home email address if she would like to write to me there.
    We continue to lift your entire family up in prayer! I have had several write and tell me they are praying!!
    Love you guys!!
    Clifford and Kathi

  39. Hello Tyler and Tiffany, You dont me know I heard about this from Melissa. I just want to let you know that your lil girl is always im my thoughts and prayers. I may not know your family on personal level but hearing what happened to her broke my heart I had to hold back my tears while I was reading this at work. This is a terrible situation and no parent should ever have to endure this but with that said God has a plan for Claire and for your family. I have read so many comments from people sending out their love and prayers and half of these people have never met you or your lil girl.Its a beautiful thing to see people come together and support one another. I have been where you are and its not easy to sit and wait day by day. The smell of the hospital the feeling really is hard to describe.God never gives us more than we can handle.Your daughter is a fighter and she’s letting everyone know that she isnt going anywhere.

  40. Dear Tiffany and Tyler,
    We don’t know each other but I found out about Claire through a friend on FB.
    I/we have been praying for your sweet Claire and the entire family. May you lean on the Lord for comfort and strength, but also an entire community of friends that are praying.
    Thank you for the updates–I can only hope that through updating Claire’s blog, it will be a therapy to release and let go what you are going through-, even if it is just for a moment.
    God Bless and big hugs down in Austin!
    loh,

    Sumitra Black

  41. I haven’t commented before, I still don’t know quite what to say, but I’m here, reading and praying with you guys. We live in Dallas, have 2 little ones and our hearts are wrenched as we remember your (her) fight daily. My husband reminds me of your story because we are fighting a different kind of battle for our oldest, and it keeps my emotions in check, because though we fight, it’s not for him to keep living. I don’t want to imagine what you are going through, I wish you weren’t having to either. This isn’t coming out like I want it to… what I really want to say is that we are praying for you and carrying you in our hearts, believing that the Father is who He says He is, and that He is putting little Claire back together before your eyes!!!

  42. You don’t know us, you are a friend of a friend of a friend….we are praying for you and crying with you right now. May the Lord answer your prayers and may Claire be used for His glory! Please continue to post specific prayer requests. We will not cease until the Lord answers.

  43. Praying for Claire and all the family.
    Take care of yourselves – Claire will need you!
    Eat, rest, take vitamins.
    Hug everybody – a lot!
    Pray a lot too- for yourselves as well as your kids.

  44. I cannot imagine your pain, grief or anxiety at this time. My prayers are with you. Wait on the Lord and be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart. God Bless! Pauline Mabry (Jim & Gina Caves Aunt).

  45. Not sure what is going on right now but have a strong sense to pray. Praying for peace, strength and healing for Claire. Wisdom for doctors and nurses.

  46. Tyler and Tiffany,

    I just found out about what has taken place over the past few weeks and quickly went to read the blog. Your story is very touching and is not anywhere near over. Our God is bigger than anything we could ever hope or imagine and he is in control. He has special plans for you and your family and your testimony of his faithfulness is only beginning.

    My wife and I will add to the prayers that are being said on behalf of your daughter and all your family. We love you guys and look forward with anticipation to seeing God’s abundance and miraculous power unfold in your lives.

    Love,

    Rhett and Sarah

  47. Adrienne let me know earlier this week and I’ve been praying all week for the best. My friend Claire (who sometimes helps me work Autumn’s class) and I have been telling whomever we can about what has happened and asking them to pray for her. If you ever want me to talk to Autumn or if she ever wants to talk to someone about anything, don’t hesistate to let me know!

    Love,

    Justin Maguire

  48. Hi, I am a nurse at Las Colinas Medical Center in the ER. And I was not there when your precious little one came in. A coworker of mine had posted something on facebook about the situation. I began to pray right away. I can’t imagine what your thoughts were. I went on to email the request for prayer to my bible study group. Little did I know that another woman from the bible study had requested prayer for chaire and just found out tonight that y’all attend IBC. I go to IBC and received an email about the news from a girl friend. I am so grateful that Chaire has been so strong. I will share this website with my coworkers b/c we have been calling Medical City to find out her status. Praying for you!! God is great and Chaire is a miracle ALREADY!!

  49. I found out about your sweet baby Claire from a friend on FB. Claire and all of your family are in my prayers. The power of prayer is amazing. I hope it is a comfort to know that you have people all over the country (and probably the world) praying for your Claire and family. I live in North Las Vegas, NV and have 5 children. Your little Claire has my heart. Rest assured the prayers will continue to come from all of us. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.

  50. Dear ones,
    I am keeping Claire in prayer and will offer my Mass for her tomorrow morning. Miracles do happen and that’s what we’re all praying for! May God wrap you in His strongest hold while you bear this trauma!
    Peace and love,
    Peggy Botte ( Yvonne’s friend)

  51. I don’t know you. I don’t know your beautiful daughter. I was sent the link to this blog from a relative. I wish to convey my deepest love and support for your beautiful Claire. I am praying, daily, for her recovery.

    I cannot say that I understand what you are going through as a family, as parents. No one can. But as a mother myself, I can imagine the fears, worries, and pain that is being felt in so many ways. I pray that Claire recovers to the very best extent that is possible. She seems like a strong spirit, a feisty one.

    Please know that even though we have never met, you are all in my prayers.

    With love,
    Crystal Darks, TN

  52. I was just catching up on the horror and events of the past few days…following you through the various doctor visits, treatment strategies and rays of hope. I got to this post and wept right along with you. There are few words I can find for this – and none that will make it better. But please know that my family is with you, too. I shared your story with them when I first heard, and now my husband and daughter have since read excerpts and seen pictures of your beautiful baby. We’re sending many prayers your way.

  53. yvonne has sent me the news about your daughter, i have you in my prayers, and i know she will pull through and be fine..please just keep positive..just keep the faith…take care of yourselves cause she will need you as she heals….gae

  54. I have been following your updates since I read about what happened to your daughter on Becky’s facebook. I just wanted to say that I know what you are feeling about the “normalcy” on the outside. As my daughter was born prematurely, I had to leave the hospital before she did. For ten weeks, her father and I went back and forth between work, home, and the hospital. We also had my older daughter to care for during this time. Life continued on around us. One night, we stopped at Whataburger on the way home, and the timer went off on the fries. My heart skipped a beat because it sounded just like my daughter’s alarm. But the employees and the customers, of course, didn’t think anything about it. Somebody pulled the fries out of the oil, and the customers continued eating as if nothing had happened. It was a surreal moment for us. Not everyone will understand what you are going through, and it will be hard to reconcile that with how you feel. We are still praying for you and your family, and we look forward to every piece of news you post. We, too, understand those small steps.

  55. Dear Tyler and Tiffany,
    So many are praying for you and lifting your entire family up to God the Father. Your post brought fresh tears to my eyes. Sometimes the simplest gestures are the biggest. My husband and I just celebrated our 39 wedding anniversary yesterday (on the 5th). We have 5 adult children and 13 grandlovies. I can tell you that I know the power of the “peace that passes understandng” more than I care to even think about. I love that I do, don’t get me wrong. But knowing that others are ALWAYS standing in the gap and praying when you can not is an overwhelming experience.
    I am heart-broken that your precious family has to be teste like this and I am on my knees praying that God just surrounds you with that same peace, comfort, and strength. I pray it is His WILL that your Claire gets better, stronger, and healthier each day. I have been whewre you are and standing over the bed of my child and a grandchild and not knowing what will happen next and afraid to take your eyes off of them. Claire IS a Child of God and you will see His mighty hand at work.
    I am praying for your beautiful daughters…all 3 of them, for the two of you and your extended families, the Dr.’s and nurses who are so tenderly taking care of her, for the machines to do what they need to do and for our ALMIGHTY to be Glorified.
    Take care of yourselves and receive the love of others around you.
    In His Grip, Judy Gafford

  56. I am one of the managers at Freebird’s in Addison and I just wanted to let you guys know that you are in our thoughts and prayers; our general manager, Brian, crew member Steven, and myself were all very moved by your trials and we all hope and wish the best for you guys and your family. I realize our small kindness doesn’t do much to alleviate the pain and the stress you are all going through, but we are happy we could bring you even the smallest ray of sunshine during this difficult time.

  57. I remember visiting the target fairly close to OCH and having such a strange feeling walking around seeing people act so normal when I felt like life was anything but normal.

    There were defintely angels on earth along our journey, sounds like you met one too.

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