Just a quick note to let you know how well Vivian is doing!
Last night Vivian slept GREAT. Marian reported that she never heard a peep from the room above hers - hooray! Vivian has completely rejected wearing diapers, and we have had no accidents, even during the night. Today Vivian sat up in bed and colored for an hour or more in her big Rudolph coloring book. Vivian colored Rudolph's nose purple, and when Marian asked her why, Vivian giggled and replied, "I'm so silly. I'm tricking you." Later in the afternoon Vivian sat at her computer and played on PBSKids.com for a little while. Tonight Robert helped Vivian walk downstairs and out to the backyard. She rode her tricycle around the driveway a couple of times and then walked holding our dog Tucker's leash through our gate and into the front yard. All of this was with assistance for balance, but these events represent enormous progress! We are elated with the extent and pace of Vivian's recovery.
Coloring with Aunt Mair
My sister, Marian, returned home to Georgia this afternoon. I was terribly sad for her to leave but deeply appreciate the week she took away from her family to be here with me. Marian was a tremendous help and comfort.
My friend Cynthia arrived from Mississippi just after Marian's departure. I was delighted to see her and look forward to having her here for a few days.
Playing on the computer
Praise God for the tangible improvement in Vivian's strength and balance. Praise Him that Vivian is sleeping longer and more peacefully. Praise Him that Vivian is enjoying her favorite activities again and that her funny little sense of humor has returned. Pray for Vivian to resume eating (I was not able to work with her on this today). Pray for healing for Vivian's arm.
Thank you for your continued kindness.
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever." Psalm 136:1
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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