Sunday, July 18, 2010

Update on Vivian - 7/18, part I.

Robert received a call from Dr. Fanning around 11 o'clock last night reporting that Vivian had pulled the new g-tube out of her stomach when the nurse was away from the room. Robert said that Dr. Fanning seemed very embarrassed that this had happened, especially since the same nurse was on watch the night before when Vivian yanked the PICC line out.

In my distress I took an Ambien to go back to sleep and completely missed Dr. Fanning's subsequent phone call at 5 o'clock informing us that the surgery to replace the g-tube and to insert a port would commence in a few hours. I evidently had a conversation immediately afterward with Robert, but I have absolutely no recollection of it. Robert has been up a the hospital for a while. I am going to join him now.

Please pray that the procedures go well and that each necessary device stays in place this time. Pray that the doctors and nurses would be enlightened as to Vivian's resourcefulness (my mother calls her "Houdini") and would be proactive in outsmarting Vivian and preventing her access to the hardware on her body.

I will report more later.

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16


3 Peanuts said...

Oh Eloise! I e-mailed you too but we are praying that the replacement surgeries go well and that they do not some out again. Vivian sure is crafty. HUGS.

Sharon said...

My goodness, Vivian is one determined child. Perhaps that's a sign that she's "over and done with it all" and wants to get the heck out of "that place" and back home! As distressing as it is, she's probably getting better as her resourcefulnesses would indicate. Sending prayers for another successful procedure.

sevenalstons said...

Vivian is a clever girl! It sounds like she's had enough of all this :) Praying right now that the surgeries go well and looking forward to an update.

Debbie K. said...

Praying for all of you right now. I know Vivian has had enough as well as her parents. Praying that all goes well in the next few days and she will be home soon.

Sherrie said...

Oh I'm so sorry that Vivian is making this harder on herself. She is a crafty girl. ;) Hoping today's surgery is uneventful.