Saturday, July 17, 2010

For those of you just joining us... is a nutshell version of the recent saga regarding our daughter Vivian.

Vivian broke her arm on June 22nd, her 16th birthday. She had surgery to repair her arm the following day. Two days later Vivian ended up in the emergency room with a fever of 107° and pneumonia in both lungs. We're not sure if or how that event related to her arm surgery, but Vivian has been in the pediatric ICU for 23 days. Vivian was on a ventilator for 12 days. There was concern that Vivian might have suffered brain injury, but an MRI last week showed no abnormalities (hooray!). On July 10th Vivian's arm needed additional surgery because the large screw that repaired it had come loose. On July 16th Vivian had surgery to insert a gastric button in her abdomen so that she could receive her medications and nutrition until she is able to reestablish taking them orally. Just in the last few days Vivian has made significant cognitive improvements, and we feel encouraged about her ability to recover. We covet and appreciate your prayers for her!

For more about Vivian, click here.


Darlene said...

I have been following along and I am so glad that she is doing so much better. Your whole family is still in my prayers.♥

Dianne said...

My household is praying for Vivian daily. We also pray for you and your husband, Dots and Hockey Boy.May God bless you all with wisdom and strength and wellness.

Henley on the Horn said...

We are still praying. Thank you for the updates.

Maggie said...

Still praying with you all and for you all.

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

Eloise, thank you so much for the updates. I am continuing my prayers for Sweet Vivian and for your whole family!
I am so thankful things seem to finally be turning around for Sweet Vivian, Praise the Lord for sure!

Hilary Chapman said...

I had know idea you were going through this! I will be praying for continued healing for your daughter Vivian and grace and strength for you and your family.

Valerie said...


I'm so sorry to learn of this horrible experience you have all been going through.

How nice that things seemed to have turned a corner and hopefully she will be back home with her wonderful family where she belongs.

You are in my prayers.


annechovie said...

I am so sorry to hear about the rough time you have been experiencing, Eloise, but so glad Vivian is ok and improving! I will keep you and your fam in my prayers. Hugs to you!