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.
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?
At the orthopedist's office just before the xrays. Vivian's arm was now beginning to show bruising in addition to the swelling
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 :(
Leaving the orthopedic office. Vivian slept through much of the appointment, thankfully
***Update on surgery and real birthday post coming soon***
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