Vivian had a new x-ray taken of her arm last night, and this morning a pediatric orthopedist at this hospital reviewed it and consulted with us. Vivian has somehow pulled the large screw out of place from her surgery two weeks ago, and she is going to have to have her arm reoperated on at 5:00 this afternoon to repair that. I am relieved that this explains the pain Vivian has been experiencing, though of course I wish she didn't have to go back into surgery. The orthopedist who did Vivian's original surgery is out of town for a week, but the surgeon here trained under him at UT Southwestern and is reviewing Vivian's surgery records from two weeks ago. We liked this pediatric orthopedist a lot and have great confidence in his ability to fix Vivian's arm. Vivian will have to intubated again, but they expect to extubate her immediately after the procedure.
Please pray that Vivian tolerates the anesthesia well, that she is able to come off the ventilator without issue, that Dr. Brown is able to repair Vivian's arm successfully and that this surgery ultimately relieves Vivian's pain.
I will update again after the surgery.
“I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
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