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A great day! 
Aug. 25, 2009 5:00 pm 
Updated: Aug. 31, 2009 5:44 pm
  we went to see her trach doctor today. her trach was removed, but the best news is he does not think another surgery to remove scar tissue is necessary. he inserted a camera and checked her throart thru her trach hole first, then went down a nostril. he was very gentle with her. absolutely the best news i've received since she survived the first 48 hours after her 2nd surgery on the 9th of june. happy dance! i cried and tater and i high-fived, we are looking forward to surgery to re-attach her skull flap...she is self-consicious about her helmet. my hair is finally getting chopped tomorrow. i gotta get me a helmet too. terrific day for us! i hope you had a terrific and productive day as well!
Aug. 25, 2009 5:06 pm
Great news for you and Claire! Your love overcomes all! Mag
Aug. 25, 2009 5:30 pm
Wonderful news! Hugs!
Aug. 25, 2009 5:40 pm
Aug. 25, 2009 7:10 pm
I'm a "lurker" on AR, but always on a look out from you.Just now found the BLOGS and here you are!I'm in the health care profession and have seen your situation many times and have tried to follow you and your family through your difficult time.Obviously I've just got bits and pieces, but... so happy to hear the latest news! My hopes are for Claire to continue to improve and the rest of you to be strong through her recovery period.Family, and the strength and love they provide, are evrything!!! Hang in there and may God give you and your family the strength to keep her motivated and growing ( without exhausting yourselves!). I love the picture of the two of you!
Aug. 25, 2009 7:30 pm
YYAAA Gary and Claire!! You go Girl!!
Aug. 25, 2009 7:50 pm
YAY! That's great news (((BIG HUGS)))!!!!
Aug. 25, 2009 9:26 pm
I just finished reading your previous blogs on this miraculous journey you are taking. I am moved by the love you have for your beautiful wife and the love she obviously feels for you. Miracles do happen everyday and the love that the two of you have found can conquer anything. May God continue to bless your family.
Aug. 26, 2009 12:21 am
Dear, dear Gary.................So very, very happy to hear all the blessing you and Clare are in the midst of! OUR GRACIOUS HEAVENLY IS SO GOOD ALL THE TIME! Sylvia
Aug. 26, 2009 5:17 am
Great news! May blessings continue your way!!!
Aug. 26, 2009 5:51 am
More wonderful news! I love it! So happy for you, Claire and your family!
Aug. 26, 2009 6:22 am
Congratulations on your happy, good news day! I shared yours & Claire's story with my older daughter. She wept hearing some of the other blogs and is also praying for your family! Take care!
Aug. 26, 2009 6:29 am
Yes!!! Great news!
Aug. 26, 2009 6:33 am
Great news, Gderr! I'm so happy for you both! Big Hugs from Kentucky! Love, Cindy
Aug. 26, 2009 6:40 am
Fantastic, Gary! Good things are cetainly happening these days and I'm sure Claire will be feeling even better when she gets the trach out and her hair back! She's a beautiful woman anyway you look at it though! You two are amazing people and I send my love and prayers to you both. Remember to take care of yourself as well, Gary!
Aug. 26, 2009 9:38 am
Fabulous news!!!!!! High five from me to you both!! Keep on keeping on there Claire! Take care and god bless to all of you!
Aug. 26, 2009 11:25 am
Great news, this is certainly a miracle story. So happy for all of you
Aug. 26, 2009 11:45 am
I always love checking your blog and finding out there's more good news about Claire. Have the doctors given you a date yet when they want to do the reattachment?
Aug. 26, 2009 6:39 pm
Awesome!!! Kind of teary, in a good way, to think of the path that you have been forced down and the happiness you have found. Keep thinking of good things for Claire and You
Aug. 26, 2009 9:14 pm
What a wonderful day you guys have had. Hope each day continues to be as good as the one before it! I'm joining you in a great big happy dance!!
Jan's Kitchen 
Aug. 27, 2009 4:33 am
Fantastic News! We wish you and your family all of the love and best wishes to help speed Claires recovery.
Aug. 27, 2009 11:32 am
Amazing! Claire is one amazing lady and you are one amazing guy. I am so happy for both of you. We are still gonna keep you in our prayers. God Bless you All, Chris
Aug. 27, 2009 1:38 pm
Great to hear :) Hope that Claire is gaining more strength each day! (((You & your family)))We've been blessed to have you share your journey with us. Have a good weekend!
Aug. 27, 2009 2:38 pm
So happy for you guys!!! My heart continues to burst hearing all of the great reports !!! God bless!!! Love & Hugs, Jayne
Aug. 28, 2009 8:46 am
YYYEESSSS!!!!! Praise God for answered prayer! Continuing in prayer and thanksgiving with you all. kdstreet
Aug. 28, 2009 8:51 am
Glad to know Claire is progressing well. Thanks for the update.
Aug. 28, 2009 6:45 pm
Aug. 29, 2009 8:35 am
Alright! Great News to hear.
Aug. 29, 2009 9:35 am
Praise God! Love to read your heartwarming Claire news. People all over are continuing to pray for your family.
Aug. 29, 2009 3:28 pm
Wonderful news! I hope you are cooking her some great nutritious meals & taking care of yourself in the process. Good food can lead to a quicker recovery, don't you think? Prayers stil coming your way!
Aug. 31, 2009 4:37 am
I'm happy that things are looking up for you! Hugs and prayers!
Aug. 31, 2009 8:55 am
Hang in there! God has got you in his hands!
Aug. 31, 2009 5:44 pm
Love is matching helmets ... her sense of humor or yours! So happy for your family. Praise God!
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i enjoy cooking. the wife considers it a chore. i hate yard work. she loves it. we mesh. i love bass fishing, reading, music, baseball, college football and my family.
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i love vegetables, soups, and italian cusine.
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holidays are a big deal! christmas is my time to shine. i try to add a new recipe each year, but the family demands pretty much the same menu. kinda frustrating!
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i cared for my mother in law about 3 months when she had shattered her shoulder. i didn't work, so money was tight. we survived on only wife's paycheck during that time. ma-n-law had diet restrictions. it was difficult to make cheap, nutritious meals everyone would eat. we prospered as a family and learned alot about each other's strenghths and weaknesses.
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a stove top fire. i explained that one already. the grill falling over was another one...oops grill season is here! i love the tragedies...those are the ones that i'll always remember!
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