First of all, thank you for all of your prayers and kind words in regards to Vivian's broken arm. They were much needed and appreciated!
Vivian's surgery went very well, though it took longer than we expected (always a cause for anxiety when you're waiting to hear something). Vivian had a distal humerus fracture and it required seven screws and a plate to repair. Yikes! We stayed overnight in the hospital and came home around lunch today. She was able to sleep pretty quietly last night and has continued to rest fairly comfortably today. Vivian has an abnormally high pain tolerance, which is not always a good thing but comes in very handy in this particular situation.
On an equally happy note, Will returned from his mission trip to Jamaica last night and Dots flew home from camp this morning. I'm so glad to have them both home, though sorry that I wasn't able to make much of a celebration of their homecomings (I couldn't even make it to the airport to greet either of them).
Thank you again for your kindness and concern.
Arriving at the hospital
Being entertained by Daddyman's iPhone while we wait in a pre-op room
Heading down to the OR holding area
Vivian was reasonably pleasant until the anesthesiologist arrived. She didn't want any part of him or his IV! Then to add insult to injury, he took her "phone" away and handed it to Robert!
First glimpse of her in recovery
The surgeon gave us these xray pictures. This is Vivian's elbow after the surgery
Another xray view of her arm. I showed these to Vivian's teacher and she commented that it looked like we'd had the procedure done at Home Depot rather than at a hospital!
Resting comfortably back in our room
Our room was lovely! Reminded me of the W Hotel (top two are of our room, bottom left is the Family Waiting Area, bottom right is the view from our room)
Ready to go home!
Precious (and yummy!) cookie bouguet from my Aunt Judy and cousins Cathy and Nancy Baby. Notice that one flower says "Happy Birthday" and another reads "Get Well"
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