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Old 08-25-2018, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default Life is so fragile.

I have been very hesitant to share this here. I need to vent. Iíve been remaining strong for my wife and son over the past two days and Iím starting to become angry. Crying alone isnít making it any better. I need to share my story.

On Wednesday I got a call from my wife while I was working. She was hysterical. I couldnít understand her. Before I even understood what she was saying I busted a u turn. She told me that our 5 month old son Noah had stopped breathing while he was taking a nap and the babysitter walked in to find him blue. She called 911 and began CPR. The paramedics carried my sons lifeless body away in an ambulance. When he arrived at Tomball hospital they had got his heart beat back. He was unconscious and breathing on a respirator when we arrived. We had hope. Tomball ordered a life flight to transfer him to Texas womanís hospital. They were better suited to handle him in their PICU. Once they got him stable the doctor gave us the run down. She said his pupils werenít responding to light and she wanted to control the swelling in his brain so that hopefully the brain would recover. He had little to no brain activity. She told us straight up we needed to pray. We were still hopeful. My son fought with everything he had for over 12hours. As the tests began to come in we slowly got worse and worse news. One by one his organs were failing. After two blood transfusions and countless amounts of medication his body was shutting down. His heart was still going strong. They couldnít stop the swelling of his brain and his organs were shutting down. The doctor gave us 3 choices. First option was to keep fighting. With this option she couldnít guarantee success. What she could guarantee is that if she could save his body we would still never have the son we did earlier that day. He would have severe brain damage. Option two was to stop advancing treatment and see what he does. This was difficult, because he could have gone 12hrs or 12days. Either way he would suffer severe brain damage. Option 3 was to let my wife hold him and the pull the plug. We stopped fighting gods will for my son at 2:05 Thursday morning. My wife held my son in her arms for 10min until he passed.

I thought my life was perfect. I took so many things for granted. When my 5month old son would wake up in the middle of the night and cry, I would give anything for him to shut up. Now I would give anything to hear him cry again. Life is so fragile and precious. Love your kids even when they make you angry. When they are difficult, be patient. You rather live with great memories instead of regret. I got to spend 5 months with my son and I would give anything for one more minute.

I miss you so much Noah Wade.


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Old 08-25-2018, 12:21 AM   #2
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Oh my gosh man, praying for you


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Old 08-25-2018, 12:22 AM   #3
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Tears streaming...

I’m so sorry for your loss, I have no words to give, only your family is in my prayers
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:23 AM   #4
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Prayers for Noah, you, and your family.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:23 AM   #5
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Godspeed buddy. Prayers up for you.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:24 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by 88 Bound View Post
Godspeed buddy. Prayers up for you.


We are playing this song at his funeral.

https://youtu.be/VqaBof47pmY


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Old 08-25-2018, 12:25 AM   #7
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Oh man. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Old 08-25-2018, 12:26 AM   #8
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Your family is I'm my prayers. So sorry for your loss.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:27 AM   #9
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That was difficult to read. My heart goes out to you and your family. Stay strong for your family and keep the good Lord close. I can’t even fathom. So sorry bud.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:27 AM   #10
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My heart is broken for you and your wife. Prayers sent to ease your suffering and may Noah find comfort in God’s embrace on the highest peaks in Heaven.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:28 AM   #11
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Omg I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine. Prayers for you and your wife, sir.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:28 AM   #12
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I'm so sorry Brother.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:29 AM   #13
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:31 AM   #14
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:32 AM   #15
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Oh man, I am so so sorry. I can’t even imagine. Prayers for you and your family.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:32 AM   #16
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My goodness man, I have no words. Iím thinking about yíall.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:32 AM   #17
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That's heart breaking. Can't imagine how that hurts. Praying for you and the family.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:35 AM   #18
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Speachless. I can only pray for your family and thank you for putting life into perspective. I have to believe there is a plan.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:36 AM   #19
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No words...praying for you and family
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:38 AM   #20
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Very sorry for your loss, extremely tragic. Hope you may find peace and healing in the time ahead.


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Old 08-25-2018, 12:39 AM   #21
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Oh, God, take mercy on this family and comfort them in their grief!

Jordan, I am so sorry for your loss and have no words that can give you any relief from the pain you must certainly be feeling. I will pray for you and your wife.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:40 AM   #22
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Crying with you brother. Can’t even imagine. Praying for God’s peace and comfort to surround you and your wife.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:43 AM   #23
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Prayers for you and your family and thanks for reminding us of what is important in life.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:44 AM   #24
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:44 AM   #25
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Thoughts and prayers out to you and your family sir. I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:45 AM   #26
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I am so sorry. I cannot image what I’d do if this happened in my house. How old is the babysitter and how is she doing? If anyone wants counseling I’ll donate to make sure professional help is available. Praying for all involved.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:50 AM   #27
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Prayers sent up for you and your wife, family and friends.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:50 AM   #28
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:50 AM   #29
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Godspeed little Noah. Praying comfort, peace, and understanding for you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss.


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Old 08-25-2018, 12:51 AM   #30
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I cannot even imagine the pain yall are going through. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:53 AM   #31
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Jordan, I am so sorry. Your family will be in our prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:53 AM   #32
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Sure does put things in perspective, So sorry.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:55 AM   #33
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Nothing but sadness
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:01 AM   #34
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Deep sadness here. Many prayers, sir.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:05 AM   #35
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I'm so sorry to hear this.Prayer sent
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:05 AM   #36
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I am so sorry, I donít have the words either. The only person who can understand the depth of your pain right now is your wife. Live and love and grieve together.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:15 AM   #37
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Jordan,

My wife and will pray for your family. I know that we can't imagine what yall are going through and the rough times that are ahead. Know that God can help bring peace.

Phil 4:7 - And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Please take some comfort in knowing Noah is with his eternal loving Savior and Father.





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Old 08-25-2018, 01:17 AM   #38
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So very sorry to hear this, I will be praying for your family.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:19 AM   #39
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Lord help this family through this pain. Pour your love into this family. Amen
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:19 AM   #40
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So sorry for your loss. You are absolutely correct that every day we are given on this earth is a blessing. None of us know when it will end for ourselves or our loved ones. In my line of work I have seen a lot of death and heart wrenching loss. The loss of a loved one is never easy, especially when it is a child. I can not imagine the grief and feelings of loss that so many people have to endure. I would urge you and your wife to speak with someone after your child is laid to rest. I can imagine that it would be very difficult to talk about what happened or to want to seek out help, but do not try to deal with everything yourselves. Be there for one another and lean on each other every day.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:19 AM   #41
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If I had, the proper words....
I don't think, I could say them...…
My prayers, to you and your wife....
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:24 AM   #42
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Very sorry for your loss, prayers sent.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:25 AM   #43
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I can’t imagine.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:39 AM   #44
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I dont have the words..... im praying for you and your wife! So sad for yall!
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:44 AM   #45
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I am so sorry. Parents should never have to bury their children. I am pro aging for you and your family and little Noah. Until you get to meet again.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:49 AM   #46
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I have nothing but prayers to offer, im so sorry.
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Old 08-25-2018, 02:01 AM   #47
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So sorry to hear this tragic news. Prayers up for you and your wife. My heart breaks for you guys.
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Old 08-25-2018, 02:07 AM   #48
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Iím praying for your family. Iím sitting here crying my eyes out. Losing one of my kids is my biggest fear in life .


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Old 08-25-2018, 02:09 AM   #49
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I have no words...prayers sent...
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Old 08-25-2018, 03:00 AM   #50
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Praying. My baby girl took her last breath in my arms in much the same setting. Nobody can say anything to ease the pain you are going to feel for a long time. Stay strong in your faith brother and let me know if you want to talk with someone who has been through it. Iím on a plane for the next 15 hours or so but available for you any time night or day after that.


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