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Sunday Evening Update

By Scot Pollok on

8:37PM Sunday - Forgive my blog absence for the past couple of days or so. We were all consumed with landing back at home. There is also not much to report.  As I said before, coming home is welcome and healing, at least in a small way. Being with our kids is clearly the best part. But...

Home with Mixed Emotions

By Scot Pollok on

8:31PM Friday - About two hours ago we arrived home with a very complex mix of emotions. First of all, we both - especially Liza - are thrilled to see our kids again. She's never been apart from them for so long. It is also good to be in our home. Home is healing. Our pets and bed and bathroom...

First Night out of Hospital

By Scot Pollok on

12:44PM Thursday - Last night was relatively simple, except for one surprising detail. Liza rested and I got her med schedule worked out in little cups written with the times and meds written on the side. With just a few phone alarms, the night went pretty smoothly. In my opinion, Liza's pain...

She's Asleep in the Hotel

By Scot Pollok on

3:34PM Wednesday - Liza is now sleeping in the hotel bed, hopefully soundly. I arrived at the hospital just before 10AM because I wanted to clean up the hotel room for her arrival. Plus, the visitor check-in line was very long, so I had to employ my experience of the hospital layout and maneuver...

Three Sets of Corsets and a Walk

By Scot Pollok on

12:43PM Tuesday - When I arrived this morning, Liza was lying flat in bed in average spirits - good but not great. Her night was just okay, but we'll take anything that's not painfully horrific. Abby did a great job caring for Liza yet again.  I ran for coffee and when I returned, Dr. Louy...

An Oldie Comes Back Around

By Scot Pollok on

I've taught this passage before and mention it often. I've known and know people who have lived it. Liza has experienced it. So have I, our kids and our extended family. So have many of you.  It flies in the face of the casual idea that God doesn't give you more than you can handle. I...

Our Muslim Friend Next Door

By Scot Pollok on

1:44PM Tuesday - The fourth floor of Cedars Sinai, North Tower, transitions from a Peds floor, with the NICU at the far end, to a neuro floor on the west side. The nurses stations and food services run through the middle of the floor east to west, with pods of four rooms nestled in outcroppings...

The Word on Discharge

By Scot Pollok on

5:35PM Tuesday - I went for another trip to Target for some supplies, trying to time my return for meds at 3:00. I was about ten minutes late and missed the meds (by a break nurse) and a visit from Dr. Louy. He was especially tender with Liza, checking on the new abdomen cinch brace and asking...

Reunited

By Scot Pollok on

11:46PM Monday - Making the decision to come back to Texas for a few days to be with our kids - switching places with Sonja, Liza's mum - was terribly difficult. Sonja was here by Liza's side for the whole time I was gone, save just two hours. Leaving our kids today was also hard. But returning...

Saturday Morning Voice Text

By Scot Pollok on

12:15PM Saturday - Over the past many days, for me personally, the mornings have been the most stressful part of the day. I leave Liza with as good of preparations and communications with nurses and meds that we can manage, I go to sleep praying, wake in the night praying and then scurry to the...

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