The Real Housewives of Orange County - RHOC Vicki Gunvalson

RHOC: Vicki Gunvalson Reflects On Health Scares And Almost Losing Her Daughter Briana

Vicki Gunvalson is the OG of the OC! The Real Housewives of Orange County star has been on every single season. We have watched Vicki’s ups and downs. We have also watched her children grow up. Over the course of the show, her daughter, Briana Culberson, got married and had two baby boys.We also saw Briana’s health troubles played out on the show. She is a nurse and takes care of everyone, but she also was very ill herself. It was very stressful for Vicki, because Briana is her life. Remember when Briana felt like she couldn’t breathe and they had to take her to the hospital in an ambulance? That was a scary episode.

According to US Weekly, Vicki recently opened up about how her daughter almost died a couple of years ago. Vicki explained, “We almost lost her a couple years ago. That was one of the biggest fears I had in my life while I was filming; it’s my ‘Oh, my God,’ moment. She was super, super sick; got a very, very bad infectious disease from the hospital. They almost amputated her leg.” She was then transferred to the Los Angeles City of Hope hospital and was in isolation for a month. Vicki revealed, “The viewers don’t know but we can share it now because she survived it. But it was horrible.”

Briana has Lupus, which she was diagnosed with in 2016. Last summer she had gotten an infection from a surgery she had in Oklahoma. Apparently the scalpel was infected from the previous surgery and that went inside her body. She almost lost her leg and died. So scary! Briana lives in North Carolina with her husband, Ryan Culberson, and their sons Troy and Owen. She is not living in Orange County again so she hasn’t appeared on the RHOC this season.

I’m glad that Briana is alive and I hope that she gets healthy! It’s terrible that she has Lupus, but I know she will get through it because she is a strong woman. She is an amazing wife and mother. Vicki is one proud mommy and Briana has always had a good head on her shoulders. I’m hoping she will appear on the show for a brief cameo sometime soon! Perhaps she will take a trip to the OC to visit and we’ll get to see her.

Thoughts on Briana’s health scare? Thoughts on this season of the RHOC? Sound off below!

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