Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Not so sweet 16.

Poor Vivian.

Today is her 16th birthday, but it has been anything but sweet or happy.

Vivian evidently fell out of bed last night, likely during a seizure or in the aftermath of a seizure, and broke her upper left arm pretty badly. She is going to have surgery tomorrow to put it back together with screws and possibly a plate. Her surgery is scheduled for around 5:30 p.m.

Vivian has a splint on her arm for now and seems to be resting pretty comfortably. She's actually been a real trooper throughout the whole ordeal (except when they took her xrays - ouch!).

I would appreciate prayers for Vivian's comfort and healing. I'll keep you posted.

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This was Vivian's arm this morning. I noticed after I woke her up that she was nursing her left arm a bit and that it was swollen. Can you tell how much bigger the top of her arm is than the lower part?

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At the orthopedist's office just before the xrays. Vivian's arm was now beginning to show bruising in addition to the swelling

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Having a splint put on. You can also seen where Vivian hit her nose and eye when she fell. Her bedside table was askew and her lamp broken and on the floor this morning - I can't believe that neither Robert nor I heard anything during the night :(

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Leaving the orthopedic office. Vivian slept through much of the appointment, thankfully

***Update on surgery and real birthday post coming soon***

30 comments:

Laura said...

Poor Vivian. Poor you. I'll be thinking about you.

Scarlett said...

Oh no! Vivian and y'all are in my prayers!! And Happy Birthday to the darling girl, as well. Hope she gets a super celebration when she's feeling better!!! <3

brown eyed girl said...

Oh sweet girl, happy birthday and may your surgery go well tomorrow! I hope you guys have a wonderful belated celebration with her!

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

I will be praying for Vivian for the surgery and the days that follow. Bless her heart, and on her 16th birthday!!
Please keep us posted and I live close so if there is anything you need please let me know!
Norah

DawnW said...

Oh Eloise, that poor sweet child! I can't believe that happened to Vivian last night! She IS a trooper though! I will keep her in my prayers and hope that she can enjoy and really happy birthday soon!!!

JoAnn said...

Poor sweet Vivian. Hoping that all goes well tomorrow.

Mona said...

Awww...bless her sweet heart. That's no way to spend a birthday.:( Perhaps she can have a Happy Unbirthday celebration when she's feeling better? Sending up prayers for Vivian, and your family.
xoxo

Amber M. said...

My goodness, you guys have had a rough go of it the past few weeks. I will be thinking of and praying for Vivian tomorrow!!

bevy said...

Oh, this post makes me so sad. I hate that she had to spend the day in the hospital.

I will pray for her tonight...

xox

AnnieMac said...

Bless Vivian's heart. I will pray that everything goes as smoothly as possible tomorrow with her surgery.....also for peace and much comfort for her.

Henley on the Horn said...

I am so sad this happened. I'm thankful she didn't hit her head worse than she did, but I know you are so disheartened. We are praying!!!

The 5 Bickies said...

I am so sorry for Vivian! I am sure it's not quite the birthday you had planned. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!

Gigi said...

Poor Vivian! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jan said...

Bless both of your hearts. My thoughts and prayers will be with you today during surgery, and in the coming weeks for a swift recovery.
I bet her birthday cake and celebration will be just as sweet a few days late!

tintarosa said...

Goodness! That looks miserable for her. A round of prayers and good thoughts for all.

Darlene said...

Poor Vivian. I am praying that all goes well. Hope when she is feeling better she has a wonderful birthday celebration.

lmk said...

Poor Vivian! OF COURSE SHE IS IN OUR PRAYERS! In fact...she is going on grandma's prayer pals line...you can never have too many prayers!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

Oh no! Poor Vivian. :-( I'm think of you all.

Kappa Prep said...

Eloise! I am SO terribly sorry! I just sent you a text, but is there anything I can bring over to you all? Emily and I have a JLD meeting tonight and would be happy to pick up dinner or even just bring by Wild About Harry's to cheer everyone up. I am praying that all goes well this afternoon- keep us updated!

JMW said...

Oh, poor, sweet Vivian! I will keep her in my prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

Sharon said...

OUCH! Poor Viv, I sure hope she does well in surgery and with her recovery. She looks pretty beat up, it's amazing, based on your description of her room, that you didn't hear a thing! Hugs to her and to you!

Emily said...

Oh bless her heart! Being at the Drs. office is certainly not the most fun way to spend your Sweet 16:( I will definitely be keeping Vivian and your family in my prayers for a safe surgery and speedy recovery. Please let me know if Helen or I can be of any help. I will be over by SMU all this week and I would be happy to drop by with some food or anything else you and Vivian might need.

Maggie said...

Poor Vivian and poor you!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Poor thing!...I'll send prayers and positive thoughts your way.
Too much hospital time going on in your neck of the woods!
God Bless all of you!!

M.E.

fleur de lis cottage said...

Poor Vivian...sending prayers!!

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sevenalstons said...

Oh my goodness, I want to cry just looking at the pictures of Vivian. What a sweetheart... I'm so sorry that happened to her. She is definitely in my prayers. I hope she is doing well and will recover quickly.

EntertainingMom said...

Oh poor sweetie! She looks like she is in pain. I had shoulder surgery 2 months ago and the healing has been slow but it has been a godsend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Vivian for a speedy recovery and hopefully you can make up her Birthday!

Bama Belle said...

Eloise this breaks my heart for Vivian and you. Poor thing. I am behind on my reading, but I am praying for you both dear.

Nancy said...

I'm just reading this now for the first time....this poor little thing. My heart is breaking for her.