A day in the Life of Claire

This spot is dedicated to the preparation and life of Claire Cox. Claire has been diagnosed with Trisomy 18, which is a genetic disease caused by an extra chromosome at the 18th spot. We know that God can cure Claire at any time, and continue to pray for this; however we also know that His Will, will be done!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Wow, what a day!!! We got to the hospital at 5am, and by 8am we had our Claire. She weighs 3 lbs 6oz. To look at her, you will not even know she has any problems. She is BEAUTIFUL. What a Miracle. The Medical team said we should bring our Priest in immediately. NO time to lose. She was very blue, not breathing properly, and had a heart rate dropping fast. We took a few last pictures, had a Baptism, and just held her close. The staff wanted to know if I wanted to continue to hold her, or should they take her.


Within 4-5 minutes, all apparent bodily functions began working properly. She got pink (which is good), and appears normal and healthy. She still has Trisomy-18 . We are still told we will be lucky to have her 2-3 months. They should realize we are already lucky, she has already beat all odds.


Mom is doing GREAT too!

41 Comments:

  • At 12:02 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations!! What an Angel. Claire is so sweet. My prayers are with you guys.

    Rene Brechtel

     
  • At 12:22 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations-she is beautiful!! What a wonderful feeling it must be to hold her and spend such quality time with her-she will definitely feel your love. Your faith and strength have been amazing, and I know God will continue to be with you, Claire, and your entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

    Michelle and Bill Boulton

     
  • At 12:38 PM, October 03, 2006, Blogger uncle bobby said…

    She is beautiful! Thanks for posting the picture. Your attitude is inspirational. We are all anxious to hold her. (Jacquelyn says you are not lucky...you are blessed!)

     
  • At 1:14 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The power of pray! What a true miracle and blessing Claire is. She has touched so many lives in such a way that most will never do in a life time. Her life and the faith that you both share has changed me forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers and know we are here for you.

    Much Love,
    Rachel, Chris and Julia

     
  • At 1:17 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations. She is absolutely beautiful and a true miracle. We so appreciate you keeping all of us up to date and will continue to pray for all of you.

    Vincent & Kati

     
  • At 1:54 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Alesia Murphree said…

    Billy and Tammy,
    What a beautiful little girl! Want a beautiful little life! I just want you both to know that you are all in our prayers. Maybe her big sis will sing her a song or two. Your strength and love will go a long way. God Bless, Alesia Murphree and family

     
  • At 2:39 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a gift from God! Just as you are blessed to have been given baby Claire, she is also blessed to have been put into your hands. You guys continue to have our thoughts and prayers!
    Jacquelyn

     
  • At 2:40 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    aunt tammy and uncle billy,
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! i am so happy to hear CLAIRE and Aunt Tammy are both doing well. Claire is beautiful! I cant wait to see her, please know that my prayers are still with you guys.
    Robin

    Ps~ Camille says hi "mommy & dada" and that she loves all three of you! we looked at Claires picture and Camille told me to "shhhhhh"

     
  • At 2:59 PM, October 03, 2006, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Our thoughts and prayers have been with you this morning. Claire is beautiful. She is truely an angel. She has touched our family. we will continue to pray for you.
    God bless you,
    The Hoffmans

     
  • At 3:01 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Janice Ogren said…

    Congratulations from the Ogren Family. We celebrate with you on this wonderful day of welcoming little Claire into the world and into your arms. She is truly a miracle fashioned by the very hand of God. May He continue to bless you with the miracle of life.

     
  • At 3:11 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations! Claire is beautiful! Your strength has been inspiring, and our prayers are with you all.

    Love,
    Michel, Derek, Matthew & Mason

     
  • At 4:07 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations!! What a sweetie she looks like an angel!!! my prayers are with your faimly!

    love
    lauren mcpherson

     
  • At 4:10 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Claire is absolutely beautiful!! I am so excited for you guys, words can't even describe what I feel for this miracle of God. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Please call if I can be of any help.

    Love,
    Sherry

     
  • At 4:18 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.
    Matthew 6:34
    Claire is beautiful! Congradulations! She is so blessed to be a part of your family. Your faith is amazing and certainly an inspiration. Always remember, God will never give you anymore than he thinks you can handle.
    Cathy deGruy

     
  • At 4:21 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations!! She is a doll! It is so good to hear that Claire and Mrs. Tammy both are doing great! I love all of yall VERY much and I will continue to keep your family in my prayers!

    Heather Lee

     
  • At 4:31 PM, October 03, 2006, Blogger Kathy Justice said…

    God is SO amazing! She looks like a little angel sent to you from above :) You have been so blessed to have her....and she will be blessed to be loved by you! I am so very happy for you and wish you abundant blessings and joy with your precious Claire! By the way, Mommy looks way too fabulous after going through childbirth! My love and prayers, Kathy Justice

     
  • At 4:31 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations Cox Family!! You've been in my prayers.
    Emily, you have a cute little sister. From, Matthew Zambo

     
  • At 4:40 PM, October 03, 2006, Blogger Kerri & Rob Hutchinson, Pensacola, FL said…

    CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL & AMAZING PEOPLE! You can only imagine what your faith has done for so many people! Claire ("HOPE"), you beautifil child! You are an inspiration to all things deemed impossible and you've only just begun! GOD has and will continue to bless the entire COX family! Our thoughts and prayers are steadily streaming! BIG HUGS from us to you!!! :0)

    Kerri & Rob Hutchinson
    Pensacola, FL

     
  • At 4:48 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Our prayers have been answered. I am so thrilled to see the pictures and know that everyone is doing well and the smiles on your faces warm my heart. I have been profoundly touched by your faith and positive spirits. Claire has changed us all forever.

    Cindy and Eric

     
  • At 5:08 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    oh my gosh! claire is so beautiful!im so glad that shes doing well!my family and i are keepin all of you in our prayers!!we love yall so much and were praying you!!



    -cortlyn

     
  • At 5:35 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    she looks just like camille. nicky says the same thing!

    she is a beautiful example of perspective.

    can she say 'jay' yet?

    j & nicky

     
  • At 5:50 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    congratulations Cox family! what a beautiful little baby!! i am soo glad that all of you are doing well.my family and i have been keeping you all in our prayers and will continue to do so. I LOVE YALL!!!
    love,
    ALEX, CINDY, GUS, JOHN, AND STEPHEN CALOGRIDES!

     
  • At 5:55 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations!!! Claire is such a beautiful baby! You are so lucky to have her! We are always praying for your family and Claire! We are so happy that she is doing well! We love you!

    -Chelsey Kelsey Patti and Dewayne Partick!

     
  • At 6:06 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Billy and Tammy, Congratulations! We will continue to keep your family in our prayers. Ted and Michelle Lausier Hankes. Birmingham, Al

     
  • At 6:06 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We love you Mammy and Uncle billy.
    Claire is beautiful!!!God sent Claire to you to bless people!She has blessed us.


    we love you kassie sydney and jordan

     
  • At 6:16 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    WE love you Mammy & Uncle Billy!!!
    Claire is so beautiful!!God sent her to you so she could bless people! She has blessed us!

    WE LOVE CLAIRE!!!!!
    We love ya'll bunches Kassie Sydney and Jordan!

     
  • At 6:50 PM, October 03, 2006, Blogger tony said…

    claire is beatiful.Keep beleiving hoping and expecting.Ypu are blessed to have Such a beatiful family.Hang in there Claire the best is yet to come Tony Amanda

     
  • At 7:49 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We just wanted you and your family to know how much we appreciate you sharing such a special miracle with us. She is so beautiful!!!You all are in our prayers and thoughts. Hope knows that she is loved dearly. We love you, Louie, Donna, Justin & Myles Arata

     
  • At 8:37 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We are all in awe of you all!!! What a beautiful baby and family!! We have had you in our thoughts and prayers and you are such an inspiration to us all. You have been given such a wonderful gift in Claire, and we are all so lucky that you have shared her with us. Thank you for that!!
    We love you!
    Melody, Richard, Garrison, Peyton and Tucker

     
  • At 8:52 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations on such a beautiful ANGEL. Our prayers and thoughts are with each and everyone of you. Your faith, strenghth, family, and friends will walk with you through God's journey!

    The Tuite Family

     
  • At 8:57 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    She is beautiful! The Lord is good... all the time! We know you have been given a special assignment to care for Claire. God could not have put her in better hands. We think all the Cox family is beautiful, especially the Mama!
    We Love you guys.
    Matt & Cathy Young

     
  • At 9:14 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations, Claire is a beautiful little girl. What a true miracle. She is very lucky to be apart of a wonderful family! You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

    All Our Love,
    Amy and Scott Patrick

     
  • At 9:25 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    All of you are in our prayers. Claire is so beautiful and you are blessed to have this time with her.

    Isaiah 41:10
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Tom & Dorene Emmons

     
  • At 11:18 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations! Claire is so beautifull! I know she is so blessed to be in your family. I am praying for her and strength for everyone of you each day. I know God has given you a powerfull, amazing gift in Claire.
    With love,
    Sarah Wilson

     
  • At 7:41 AM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Praise God! All glory and honor to him who answers our prayers! What a blessing to hold this little life in your hands. We do not know the number of our days here on earth but we are to live each day for HIM and take advantage of every moment we are given with each other. You have a beautiful family and I am praying in faith for you and precious baby Claire!
    !!!NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!!!!
    Melissa Hudson

     
  • At 11:56 AM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hello Claire I had the chane to meet you in person. What a blessing and gift you are to all of us.I also see what a blessing God has given to you to experience the great love of all your family and to one day experience the greatest LOVE OF ALL with our Father in Heaven.

    Uncle Pat

     
  • At 2:35 PM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Billy and Tammy,
    Claire looks like the sweetest angel. Thank you for sharing her blessing with us.

    Also, thank you for sharing your experience in preparing for Claire's entrance into the world and now her birth. You are so eloquently communicating your experiences.

    My love and prayers for this blessed wee one and her family.
    Laureen

     
  • At 9:41 PM, October 04, 2006, Blogger Jacque Holliday said…

    Congratulations, baby Claire is so Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your special gift with us. We feel so blessed. We are praying for Claire and all of your family.
    Love and Prayers,
    David, Jacque & Haley Holliday
    Greenville, South Carolina

     
  • At 4:33 PM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous C and W Blaum said…

    Billy and Tammy,

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family. You are so lucky to have such a beautiful child. We are both looking forward to seeing more great pictures.

    Curt and Waynetta Blaum
    Bettendorf, IA

     
  • At 4:47 PM, October 05, 2006, Blogger Steve & Debbie said…

    Congratulations! You guys are an inspiration to us all. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Claire is a wonderful blessing.

    Steve & Debbie

     
  • At 4:51 PM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations,
    She is so beautiful,My thoughts and prayers are with you.Rosswood
    is praying for yall and we love ya.
    KATHY RHINEHART

     

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