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!"
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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