...here 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.
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