Big Brother 16: Victoria Rafaeli Medical Emergency – Found On Bathroom Floor & Live Feeds Cut – Update| August 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM EST
On Friday Victoria made several trips to the Diary Room asking Big Brother for assistance with concerns that she was having problems with her wisdom teeth. This morning the issue escalated when Nicole Franzel found Victoria laying on the floor of the toilet stall.
Earlier Derrick commented to Christine that Victoria was in such bad shape from her tooth pain that he did not think she’d be able to compete in the Veto.
Flashback to 11:12AM BBT Cams 1/2 to find Victoria walking to the bathroom where Nicole is preparing for the day. Two minutes later Nicole becomes aware of a problem and goes to the stall door. She asks if Victoria is okay. “No,” responds Victoria. Nicole asks if she needs something but when no response comes she goes and opens the door to find Victoria laying on the floor.
Nicole asks Victoria if she’s okay and notes how sweaty Victoria is. Nicole immediately shouts out to Derrick that they need to get help. Derrick runs towards the bathroom at 11:15AM BBT and the Feeds cuts.
Currently it is 30 minutes later and the Feeds have not returned. (Updates below.)
I will continue to monitor the situation and report any updates. I do not know what would happen if someone had to leave the game permanently, but HGs have in the past left the house temporarily for medical attention and re-entered the House. Let’s keep Victoria in our thoughts right now and hope she’s able to come back soon and feel better.
Update: Feeds returned at 11:58AM BBT. Victoria is not present. HGs are sitting around the kitchen table. Still waiting for details.
Update 2: Victoria is back! At 1:56PM BBT Victoria came back in to the house through the DR door. She explained to Christine that she received an IV for the pain and the dehydration. Victoria says she has more medicine coming for her.
If her name is drawn for the Power of Veto competition today then they’ll figure that out later. Reminder: Jocasta was too ill to play in Veto earlier in the season so 5 instead of 6 HGs competed. It sounds like the comp will not be delayed. Players have still not been picked.
Confirmed: If Victoria is drawn for the PoV then she will not participate & there will be only 5 players.