As I write this week's blog, I am in my daughter Briana's hospital room for the fourth day due to a CSF Leak (cerebral spinal fluid). My heart is filled with sadness, and the tears that roll down my face are all too common lately. I am so ready for peace, health, and happiness, since this first half of this year has been anything but. The CSF leak has caused Briana to have a terribly painful headache, which the doctors have not been able to get under control. She has been on a morphine pain drip now for three days, but it has not relieved the pain enough for her to go home. Tomorrow she is having a procedure called a blood patch, which should help her symptoms, but the one they did on Friday didn't help. Please keep my baby in your prayers. Thank you.
Ironically I write my blog tonight from Briana's hospital room, which is in the same hospital I was in during tonight's episode. We have been way too many hospitals lately between the two of us.
I'll do my best to explain the timeline of how everything unfolded on the day of Alexis' dress luncheon. I was getting ready to leave work and head over to the restaurant to see Alexis' dresses line, and I decided to go to ladies room prior to leaving. Not to get to into too many details, when I looked down the entire toilet was filled with blood. It looked like someone was shot, and it was as if a blood valve had been turned on. It scared me, and I ran to tell Heidi and Danielle what was happening, and they immediately called Briana. I sat down with towels collecting my blood and waited for Briana to come pick me up. She immediately drove me to the emergency room and they started an IV right away. They said I had lost a lot of blood and probably would need a procedure in the morning to find out the source and the extent of the bleed. The last thing I was worried about at that time was Alexis' dress party. I couldn't belive Gretchen thought I was faking it and thought my "timing" was a coincidence. I had texted pictures of my IV and my hospital gown, so I'm not sure how anyone could think this was a planned illness. I turned from shocked to mad when I realized how insensitive she was being.
I had the procedure in the morning and was diagnosed with five ulcers in my colon and diverticulitis. Watching tonight's episode really made me very sad. I thought, "What kind of people am I associating with that would accuse me of something so terrible like Gretchen did?" Seeing Tamra truly concerned about me and offering to come be with me was very sweet. Briana had told Tamra not to worry about coming to the hospital, and that's why she didn't. I know if she was able to go and be with me, she would have.
Vicki, I love and admire you. Never worry about that horrible person Gretchen. I will keep you and your daughter in my prayers.
My prayers are with you and your family. Your an amazing women and i wish you and Don love and happiness in you lives.
Vicki, I am sorry to hear about yours and your daughters medical issues. It seems as though this has been a tough year for you. Stay strong and keep praying, God is in control.
After last nights episode- which we all know was filmed months ago- PLEASE tell me you won't return to the show. Why do you want to associate with women like this?? Really! It can't be for the $$$ !! Get out now- let the other Women look like FOOLS- they are a disgrace to our Gender!
Vicki, my prayers go out for you and Bri. Hang in there. The best peace is to pray. Best wishes for you and your family.
I'm saying a prayer for Briana and for you too. I don't think anyone with a single working brain cell believes that you would ever fake an illness to get out of doing something. That is just not Vicki behavior. I'm glad that you're better and I wish you the best. You deserve it!
P.S. It's pretty unanimous that Gretchen is an evil witch...though most of us spell her type of witch with a "B" instead of a "w".
Vicki! Wishing Briana all the best. She is a wonderful girl! I thought your blog was very charitable toward Gretchen who cannot even today apologize for being so horrible to you. Ultimately she has to live in the negative, corrupt life she has created for herself, so it is nice that you wish her the best. I'll follow your lead!
Hi Vicki! I too will be in Louisiana (Family reunion). Hopefully we will run into each other around town. Be sure to eat some crawfish! Be safe and regarding your illness, I'm glad you're doing better. I hope for healing for Briana. Remember, if people are saying negative comments (i.e. RHOC), "you can't fix stupid". Stay positive and happy!
I'm keeping your beautiful daughter Briana in my thoughts and prayers. She is such an amazing young lady. My heart goes out to her and to you as well. I hope that both of you will experience good health and much happiness as you both deserve it very much.
Hey Vicky... my heart goes out to you and Brianna! Hope she will feel better, and prayers to God bless you and give you the health and happiness you so look forward to, will be done. You are this year my favorite, I relate to everything you went and are going through.... and as many others viewers I am in disbelieve of Gretchen's attitude... She most be way out of right mind to be able to believe that someone would face such a health problem just to skip a lucheon... poor girl! anyways... good luck to you, and hope your other half of 2011 will be better.
So sorry to hear about your daughter....I will pray for your family. Truly Gretchen has issues to act like she did....she seems really fixated on being a "mean girl" and I would bet her parents didn't raise her to act like this. Keep the faith...things will get better.
I am sorry to hear about Briana. I hope she recovers fully and is back to her beautiful sweet self soon.
Wishing the best for Brianna. Maybe it is time to really do some self reflecting about how you have gotten where you are right now and what you can do differently.
I think your approach of staying out of peoples personal issues will serve you well. You do not need to be negative, stay in the positive and really dig deep within yourself.
Vicki You Rock! Keep your head up stay with positive thoughts. My thougths and prayers go out for Briana and you as well.
Since Bravo rejects all our comments, note to Bravo, Please let Vicki know that I have grown to love Briana, and am so sorry to hear that she's sick, and am especially saddened to know she is in pain. She is the favorite child of all the housewife fans. She is smart, respectful, and a dream child that any mother would be proud to have. We all love you Briana, and you are so in my prayers. I'm crying as I write this, because I wish you nothing but the best, cause you're better than all the rest.
Vicki, You and your daughter are in my prayers. I do have a question about Briana, have you asked her if she ever had any head injuries that may have caused her to have a spinal fluid leak? I know from experience that it could be caused from some accident that she never told you about, sometime when she hit her head and did not tell you. It could be a small crack that never healed. I pray they find the cause. I honestly think you have a good heart and hope you find the happiness you deserve. Although you think of Tamra as a good friend, she is a bad influence on you, as she likes to be mean and talk trash about others. You are not like that unless you are with her. I hope you choose your friends better and stay away from her. As for Gretchen, I think she has become cynical and since she has been the target of so many rumors and such, she does not trust people any more. She stated in her blog that she came to the hospital to see you and apologize for her comments when she realized she was wrong. I hope that in the future you will focus on the positive and this might help with your ulcers and the stress you have been under. God bless you and your family.
Hello Vicki, my heart goes out to you and Briana, when you're battling health it's hard to stay positive, and I'm happy that you two have each other. Last nights episode, was truly shocking, to see Gretchen in that way was more than embarrassing. What's worse is that you actually had to see it, knowing the pain and suffering you had to deal with that day. You continue to be a role model for women everywhere.
Good luck to Briana and you! We all love you and I hope you will not allow the others to bring you down. Stay who you are!
I'm sorry to hear about Brianna, sending prayers. As far as Gretchen, you have hardly been nice or supportive of her......what goes around, comes around!
So sorry you are in the hospital with your baby girl!! She along with you are in my thoughts and Prayers!!! WOOOO HOOOOOOOO Team Tamra Vicki and Peggy!!!!!
Vicki, you have fortunate to have such a strong faith. That faith will strengther and sustain you and your family through these difficult times. I am praying for your health and happiness. Things WILL get better!
Hi Vicky,I hope you and your family are on the mend. I believe like you do about God hating divorce but in the same sense God also wants happiness for you. Please don't ever let anyone tell you God will love you less. I'ts so great that you have stayed and tried to work on it this long. Most people would have thrown in the towel a long time ago. Do what makes you happy.Life is too short to just exist.
Vicki, I haven't cared for your ways over the years but this year I see a change in you. You are beautiful and I wish you nothing but happiness. God bless you and Briana and I hope that you both get well soon.
Vicki, my heart truly goes out to you and my prayers are for you and your loving family. I was so sad to watch last nights episode unfold. Gretchen was horrible and on wwhl she was even worse on her high horse. I will be fast forwarding all her scenes because I don't want to hear such negativity. If anyone goes to the hospital it is beyond serious, whether it is a cold or your and Bri.'s situation. Again, I am praying for you. With love, your fan TM.
I have watch your show from the beginning, its so sad, it appears there is no love or trust between any of the housewifes.
VICKI, YOU ARE MY FAVORITE HOUSEWIFE. YOU STAY STRONG AND DONT WORRY ABOUT GRETCHEN AND ALEXIS.THEY HAVE ALOT OF GROWING UP TO DO. GOD DOES NOT LIKE UGLY. YOU ARE A FANTASTIC MOTHER AND WOMAN AND YOU INSPIRE WOMEN ALL OVER THE WORLD TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND HARDWORKING.. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
KELLY WHOO HOOOOO!!!
Vicki I want you to know how truly sickened I was watching and listening to Gretchen and Alexsis. Simply put, it was disgusting. Wishing you all the best!
Gretchen made a comment last night that she apologized and came to the hopital to see you. Is that true if so I guess you don't forgive that easly just like Gretchen does not seam to forgive you and Tamra.
I'm so sorry that anyone would think you were faking. I have been living with Crohn's Disease for many years now and know that when it hits, it hits and you can't pick the time.
I found Gretchen's comments to be so mean and uncalled for. I also found Alexis to be as unchristian as anyone has been on the show. HOW DARE THEY! Who do these women think they are?
On another note, I am sad to know that your need to work has caused so much trouble in your life. I hope that in the future you are able to let work take a back seat to life once in awhile. I think you're a good person, you just got lost along the way some how.
I am so sorry to hear that Brianna is ill and I hope she recovers soon. I thought Gretchen's behavior on the show last night was inexcusable. Alexis wasn't much better. I would not want to associate with either one, ever again.
Prayers for you and your family, Vicki. Hope that things will turn around and do not think that God didn't make your marriage turn around. He is on your side always and it's never too late or too dark to just give up. Sorry that others were so mean to you about your health emergency. That shows a need for all to submit to God's instruction for forgiveness. Forgiveness without conditions and strings. Peace!
Sorry to hear about Brianna's illness. I left the hospital with one of those bad spinal headaches after my 2nd daughter was born. It was very painful but it went away after a few days. I"ll prayer that hers does too. I'm sorry to hear about your illness too and I'm glad you are okay. I'm wishing you both good vibes towards better health and happiness.
Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I just recovered from a CSF leak following the birth of my son on May 5th. I had a blood patch on day 3 and dday 5. Neither worked for more than 12 hours. I was instructed to drink a lot of caffeine, carbonated beverages, and to lay flat. The headache has finally faded to a dull ache for very short periods. Please tell Briana to hang in there- it does finally go away thankfully she has a very loving mom to help her through it!
I know where G is coming from...you hang with T and people begin to think your motives are like hers. I hope Briana is ok.
Vicky, you are one of my favorite housewifes. You don't have to explain anything. It is unbelievable to me that Gretchen and Alexis would even have such a conversation about timing. That's par for the course with the two them and they are certainly not people that you would want to surround yourself.