Thursday, July 22, 2010

Update on Vivian - 7/22

Andrea, who wasn't even Vivian's nurse today, kindly came in and braided Vivian's hair while Aunt Marian looked on

Vivian had a nice quiet day.

Last night Vivian's nurse reported that she slept very little. Today, however, she rested quite well. At the risk of confusing Vivian's days and nights, I was glad Vivian was able to nap at all, as she has had very little repose during the past four days and nights. Vivian was generally very calm today; her withdrawal symptoms seemed much less obvious, apart from the occasional shaking of her legs.

With Marian's help, I was able to get Vivian to walk across the room and into her stroller on several occasions. The physical therapist was quite pleased with the improvement in Vivian's balance and weight-bearing. Vivian had no hallucinatory episodes, and her eye contact was much better today. Hooray!

Praise God for Vivian's continued miraculous improvement. Each ICU nurse and doctor who encounters Vivian for the first time in several days is amazed at the strides she has made.

Pray that Vivian would overcome her withdrawal symptoms completely. Pray that her oral feeding and language skills would improve. Pray that Vivian would feel better overall. Pray that our preparations to bring Vivian home would result in a safe environment conducive to her complete recovery.

Thank you for sticking with us through this ordeal! We appreciate you so much.

"The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on to the heights." Habakkuk 3:19

Vivian requested her favorite doll, Sarah, before she fell asleep this afternoon. Previously Vivian had fussed, "Tell Sarah to go away!"


Mary Kay Coleman said...

Praise God for every step forward. One day at a time. We are with all of you in prayer

Dianne said...

The news gets better every evening...praise God! I hold my breath as I click to read...she has made amazing strides. May God continue to give you wisdom and strength and peace.

Scarlett said...

So glad to hear Vivian is improving every day! Continued prayers for you all!!

Janet said...

Thank you God for ALL your blessings.

Love and Prayers,
Janet Melton

Sandra said...

Such improvement! Praise the Lord. xoxo

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

Eloise, how did Vivian do taking her pills by mouth? I am so thankful she is showing such awesome the power of prayer! Lets keep it going Prayer Warriors!

Maggie said...

Vivian looks better every day! I continue to pray.

Kate said...

She is like a little angel holding Sarah!