This morning when my mom and I arrived at the hospital, Robert had Vivian sitting in her stroller in the lobby. Vivian was watching one of her favorite episodes of Dora the Explorer on Robert's phone and was convulsed in giggles at the funny parts. I was absolutely elated to see Vivian smiling and laughing again!
After spending several hours in her stroller, Vivian slept most of the afternoon. Whenever her nurse Ezy would approach to give Vivian medicine or take her vital signs, Vivian would bark, "Hey! You're waking me up!" and then immediately go back to sleep. Vivian was so calm today that we didn't have to restrain her arms, and I think that helped her to sleep well.
Had today not been a Friday we likely would have been discharged from the hospital as Vivian's medical needs at this point are few. The ICU staff was hesitant to send us home over a weekend, though, in case any problems should arise, so Vivian's homecoming is set for Monday. We are so excited!
Praise God that Vivian's withdrawal symptoms are virtually gone. Thank Him that Vivian has been eating and swallowing well and that she seems so much more comfortable. Pray for Vivian's strength and balance to return quickly as she has not been on her feet much over the past 29 days. Pray that Vivian's transition home would be smooth and that Robert and I would have adequate help to keep her safe and meet her needs. Pray for Will and Dorothy as they adjust to having Vivian home again and recall what it is like to have parental supervision.
We appreciate each and every kind word, deed and prayer that has been offered on Vivian's behalf over the past month. I doubt that anyone has more thoughtful and generous friends and family than we do.
With great affection,
"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim His salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise." Psalm 96:1-4
Two Vivians (my mom and daughter) in the hospital lobby
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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