Post-Surgery Update

July 16, 2020

Claire is out of surgery and our surgeon reports that it was a huge success! Praise God, He is good!

As I write this, Claire has finally settled herself to sleep in my arms (thanks to the Beatles lullaby album) in recovery. It is hard to know at her age if her unsettledness is due to hunger or pain. She is being given electrolytes through an IV but won’t be permitted to eat until tomorrow evening at the earliest.

It hurts me deeply to see her cry out, but I Justin is good at reminding me that “this is rock bottom and it is only up for her from here.” At the same time I am overwhelmed with a sense of hope and joy. We can celebrate now our first victory! And it’s a big one, as we have waited seven months for this surgery and the healing it will provide!

Specific prayers needed right now:

– For pain relief and comfort from hunger

– For good fluid output into her NG tube

– Her to avoid any post-op complications or infection

I really cannot express in words how grateful we are for every person who has reached out to us, prayed on her behalf and just lifted us up with encouragement and support. Seeing all the love that has been poured out by so many, reminds me that though our world is broken (and 2020 has made that glaringly obvious) Love will always remain.

I can choose fear, or I can choose faith… and I choose faith. Faith in a sovereign God, faith in mankind and faith that given the choice to choose love or hate… love reigns supreme.

So keep that love coming! And may you feel our love coming right back at ya!

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  • Renee July 17, 2020 at 12:15 AM

    PTL ! This news made my heart smile! I am so glad to hear she is through the surgery successfully. Justin is so smart – it is all up from here! Yay!! Keep healing and feeling the love!

  • Blake July 17, 2020 at 12:19 AM

    I am so happy to read all this! I’m sure you’re being flooded with support but I wanted to be sure to say that. Sending lots of love and prayers for a fast and comfortable recovery.

  • Melanie Mizeres July 17, 2020 at 12:20 AM

    Alicia thanks so much for the update. So glad the surgery was a huge success! Your posts are so encouraging and can just feel your faith in God-it gives me chills. The Mizeres family will keep the prayers coming!!

    • Melanie Mizeres July 17, 2020 at 12:21 AM

      Oooops sorry, leave it to me to spell your name wrong Alisia !!!

      • Alisia Davis July 17, 2020 at 12:23 AM

        Lol…thanks for the humor!

  • Antoinette Brokopp July 17, 2020 at 12:28 AM

    Thanks so very much for the update. We have been praying for Claire all day! Will continue to pray!

  • Katie Rooney July 17, 2020 at 12:46 AM

    Claire looks so great in that photo. I’m glad she is recovering with both of you but her side! Sending all the hugs and kisses your way

  • Courtney Ruth July 17, 2020 at 1:26 AM

    So happy everything went well; I will keep praying for your family and little Claire! Sending so much love and hugs your way❤️

  • Joe & Kaye July 17, 2020 at 2:23 AM

    Prayer is powerful and it works. We’re rooting for “Claire Bear”!!

  • Kathy Pattetson July 17, 2020 at 4:33 AM

    To your beautiful family!!! I have been praying to Hod since last evening & all day today that the news you give us is amazing!! So glad all went well!! Will pray for continued success and hopefully pain under control!!! Love to all!!

  • Kathy July 17, 2020 at 5:38 AM

    Sorry, spell ck!!! Crazy. Meant GOD!!! Sorry!!! Also, the picture of Mother & Child is just priceless!!

  • Kathy Geiger July 17, 2020 at 6:09 AM

    Thanks for the update and overjoyed that the surgery went well. The whole family was in our thoughts and prayers today. I love your positivity and faith. Continued prayers from the Geiger Family

  • Karen Couch July 17, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Praying in agreement for a complete and speedy recovery.

  • Tonya Venuti July 17, 2020 at 6:01 PM

    I’m inspired by you and your faith and dedication to your sweet baby girl. Will be praying today and in the days to come and I know our God will continue to guard Claire and bless her with healing.

  • Brad July 18, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Claire is an inspiration knowing she has such limited communication but can handle this hurdle with her unseen strength. Spending the extended time with her a few weeks ago gave me the personal insight into her spirit. She is so full of love and beauty, that it masks her determination. But she truly is a tiny warrior that will fight through the pain and send you clear messages of hope that will inspire you to ignore your fatigue. Claire, you keep healing little by little and continue to feel the love and support that we have for you.