Monday, July 06, 2009

Pray for Vivian

Somer Day is a blogger who I have gotten to know over the last year or two and she is SO sweet. She is an Ole Miss grad but I forgive her because she married an OBU boy. :-) This is her beautiful daughter Vivian and she needs your prayers right now - please read below and lift this baby up. I think we all know this could easily happen to any of our children.

Dear friends,

Just wanted to let you know about a situation involving Vivian Day, the three year old daughter of Clif and Somer Clark-Day. She was involved in an accident on her bike yesterday with a parked truck. This accident apparently caused a skull fracture. Somer notified me late yesterday evening... and was obviously overcome with emotion. Vivian had been taken away in an ambulance from her home because Somer knew fairly quickly that the accident was more than a major laceration. At the time of her call, she knew that Vivian would have to have a CT scan and knew she was going to have a consultation with neurosurgery. Somer had called me to ask me to put Vivian on the prayer chain at church.

I received another call from Somer later concerning the fact that Vivian was going to have an operation on her skull. Once the doctor and team began performing the operation, they discovered that the skull was a little more depressed than originally thought. The depression was approx. 2 1/2 inches long and an inch wide. Her head was shaved and cut from the middle of her head to her ear. The team pulled the depressed part of skull out and attached sutures. No screws were used, so it is thought that theses will grow with her. This is some good news. Other hopeful news is that no brain bleeds were detected. The doctor is concerned about a possible contusion (bruise on the brain). Therefore, Vivian will have another CT scan today. She is currently on anti-seizure meds and antibiotics. She is in the ICU at this time. If the CT scan looks good today, she might be able to move to a room within the next couple of days. After yet another normal scan, she would be able to go home. Somer did indicate that she did wake up and ask for some water and has spoken a bit. She is cognitive.

The nurses who were assisting on the operation had worked with Somer previously before Somer had children... and while she was pregnant with Vivian. She said they took extra care in cleaning her up and caring for her. Our senior pastor, Guy Whitney was there for Somer and Clif throughout the evening... staying until after 3:00 a.m.

Specific prayers have been requested for continued improvement and healing. Please pray for no contusions and/or brain bleeds. Please pray for these parents, who are in agony. Clif is apparently very distraught as he was assisting Bauer, who had fallen off his tricycle... and Vivian took off her little helmet and rode away from him.

Forward this information to whomever you think would need to know and will pray.

65 comments:

Brunch at Saks said...

Adding precious little Vivian to our prayer list now! Such a sweet and beautiful little girl XOXO

Jenn said...

Prayers will be said!

Jennifer said...

Praying for sweet little Vivian and her parents.

Follow The Stepps said...

We will most definitely be praying for Miss Vivian and Miss Kate! Jackson has just learned how to walk and the worry factor has just been multiplied infinitely, but I must remember that it is not myself that is control, but rather a much more capable almighty Physician. Glad Harper is being such a sweetie for you. It sure is a blessing when you have a good day with your baby! Especially after some hard nights with them.
Praying in NC,
Kelly

Ashley Jo Anglin said...

Praying for this angel.
My husband's cousin was killed in October in Benton as the result of being hit while on his bicycle.

Annie said...

Just said a prayer and I will continue to pray. Vivian and her family are in my thoughts.

Brandi said...

Praying for little Vivian and her family.

Rikki said...

We will be saying a prayer for this beautiful little girl.

Jess :) said...

I will add Vivian to my prayer list. I will also pray for Somer and Clif.

Thank you for letting us know about her, Kel!

jkhenson said...

Please keep us posted on Vivian as we pray for her!!

Abby said...

Praying over Vivian, her family, and caretakers...

Marlana said...

That breaks my heart! Vivian is definitely in my prayers. I hope that everything turns out okay.

mrosev14 said...

She and her family are in my prayers.

Vanessa said...

Praying for the Lord's healing hands to be over Vivian!! May her family feel the Lord's arms of comfort surrounding them!

CathyBB said...

Kelly, thank you so much for sharing this, and thank you to everyone for your prayers!

- Cathy (Somer's cousin)

kfsmart said...

I'm in tears from reading that.

Sending positive thoughts and prayers to Vivian and her family.

Jules said...

Praying for this precious little girl - thanks for sharing this request.

Gracie Beth said...

I will add her to my prayer list! She is such a cutie!

Leslie said...

putting her on my prayer list

KK said...

Please know I will be praying for little Vivian. What a precious little girl.
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings and prayers,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22
Psalm 46:10

Judy said...

Oh that made me cry because I can totally see how that could happen so easily! It's so hard to keep an eye on more than one child at a time. My one year old was in one of those little push cars earlier this summer and my 3 year old nephew pushed her right under our SUV. It could have been bad, but thankfully he wasn't strong enough to push her too hard.
Oh Jesus be with sweet Vivian and her family and bring her complete healing in the mighty name of JESUS!
Thanks for posting this Kelly. I'm sure you're bombarded with prayer requests all the time, but you've got such a ministry and continue to use your blog to bring the body of Christ together for such a time as this!! Thank you! Can't wait to meet you in Heaven one day!

Stephanie said...

Thoughts & prayers for that sweet little girl & her family.

Judy said...

Is there a blog or Caringbridge site where we can get updates?

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

What a precious baby girl... Please keep us posted on the future results/tests!
thanks,
Sasha

Britni and Justin said...

Praying for this family!!

k and c's mom said...

Praying now. I hope you can update us on this situation.

Paige said...

Praying for this precious family!!

dogmom said...

As I'm reading about Little Vivian I have tears rolling down my face as I have 2 boys and I could not even imagine what they are going through right now. She and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Momma of 2 boys in Massachusetts

noahandlylasmommi said...

Oh poor baby. I will be praying. My son got hurt on a scooter last week and I was a nervous wreck.. So thankful it wasnt serious.

Our wild zoo! said...

I will keep her in prayer as well as these loving parents. Supernatural healing. Peace to fill and pour over the torment. Accidents happen so quickly. I personally know this on a much smaller scale but it's tough to be the parent that is there when it happens. I will pray without ceasing!

Dawn said...

Prayers from Northern Canada to this little one!!! Pray for healing and strength for the parents. God is GOOD!

Andy and Wendy Ingram said...

Praying for Vivian and her parents right now! Asking God and believing He will provide complete healing for Vivian!

Jadehollow said...

Will keep them all and lift them in prayer..Please keep us posted.
Debbie

Olivia C. said...

Will be praying for Vivian and her parents.

Ms. Sarah said...

They have our prayers

Happiness Is... said...

I will definitely keep Vivian in my prayers....so sad, but I am hopeful that she will recover thoroughly!

Jaime said...

We will be praying for little Vivian and her family.

Jennifer said...

We will be praying for Vivian and her family.

Mich said...

Praying...

Ashlee McCrary said...

Oh my that's so sad! Poor little Vivian! I hope she recovers ok! There has just been SO MUCH awful news on the blog world lately! Breaks my heart!

Myra said...

thanks for sharing this, kelly! praying much for this precious little girl!

Buttercup said...

My prayers for a complete recovery for sweet Vivian and for comfort and strength for her family.

Lynn said...

Praying for a complete recovery for sweet Vivian--a precious little girl and for her family. Thank you for posting this so the prayer chain will extend and God hears the prayers from his children on earth!

Kelly, you are precious!

God bless!

Veronica said...

Praying Vivian has no setbacks, that she heals quickly. That her father is given peace for the guilty feelings he is having. Lifting up this family to the Lord during this hard emotionally draining time.

Pineapple Princess said...

I stopped to pray for her right now!

Mommyto3K's said...

Poor baby. She is in our prayers!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

How sad. Her and her family are in our prayers.

City Girl Country Heart said...

This news just breaks my heart, Im saying prayers now.
Stephanie

Kari said...

Oh how terrible! But it is wonderful that she came through surgery with such promise! I am praying!

jenn said...

is there a blog we can get updates on or a caringbridge site?

definitely will be adding Vivian to my prayer list!!

CourtneyC said...

Aww, precious little girl. I will be praying for her and her family at this time.

Courtney said...

Thanks for sharing. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

Alex and Ashley said...

God bless her. Please keep us updated.

Drama Queen said...

Thank you Kelly for posting this. I am a sniffling, crying mess right now thinking of how poor Somer must feel. I have 2 girls myself, ages 2 & 4, and know all to well how fast things like this happen. I'm praying hard for little Vivian and her mommy and daddy. Please keep us updated!!

Carla said...

Just said a prayer for this sweet little girl.

Heather said...

Praying for sweet little Vivian. For the Lord to heal her perfectly and asking Him to give the doctors' wisdom. Lifting her parents up tonight. Please keep us informed. Praying now!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Prayers for Vivian and the family! What a precious little girl. Love & blessings from NC!

Kelly said...

You are right, that could happen to anyone. Kids don't like to wear helmets and will take them off the first chance they get. I'll pray for her for sure, and her parents too. Hopefully, all will be well and she'll be home soon!

khamff said...

My family was in a similar situation 21 yrs ago. Fortunately no surgery, but 7 scary days. Now,at age 29, my son is "none worse for the wear"
I will pray for this little girl and her family. Hopefully she will have as happy an outcome as we did.
Please keep us posted.

Melissa said...

Keeping them in my prayers!!!!!! And linking this post...

Susan said...

I'm Vivian's Aunt (Clif's sister). I saw Vivian this evening. She is sleepy and swollen, but definitely on the mend. If the x-ray is good tomorrow, she gets to go home. I am touched by everyone's comments and prayers. Thanks and keep it up.

xoxmaggieleexox said...

I'll be praying!!!!!

Also, could you inform us exactly what happened with poor little Vivian?? I know it said that she didnt have a helmet on, but what exactly happened with the parked truck? I'm just curious as I have two small nieces, one whom just started riding a 2 wheeler, and I'd like to be extra careful! Thanks!

xoxo Megan from wi

Katie said...

Praying right now...

Sweet, precious girl!

Andolicious said...

Praying for that beautiful little girl!

Jill said...

She wasn't wearing a helmet?! Oh my. Well I'm glad she's doing well now.