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Still the same

By Scot Pollok on

Unfortunately, Liza is still feeling the same as she did before our trip to Los Angeles. We were hoping to hear from our LA neurosurgeon or team late last week, since they said they would contact her a week after the blood patch. I was waiting to write a blog update until that call, but that...

Tuesday Infusion

By Scot Pollok on

Now that we are back home, we took Liza for a ketamine infusion this morning. Her pain, unfortunately, has been exactly the same as before our trip. But that said, the blood patch can take several weeks to have a full and lasting effect. That said, Dr. Schievink said that, on average, it takes...

From SoCal to Texas

By Scot Pollok on

We are wheels up at 2PM our time. With a three hour flight and two hour time difference, Liza will probably be laying down on her chair in our living room by 7:30. That’s our streamlined plan.  This morning, we had some coffee and a simple breakfast and then started cleaning and...

Back at Home

By Scot Pollok on

There is something indescribably marvelous about leaving one house in Beverly Hills and arriving at your home north of Houston just four hours later - all travel included - door to door. Wow. Top it all off with Liza’s ability to lay flat and have at least a tiny sleep along the...

Sunday Update

By Scot Pollok on

Happy Mother's Day. It was my first chance to watch church online with my family, which was an incredible blessing.  After church, the kids and I went out to In-N-Out Burger and grabbed one for Sonja - part of us trying to make Mother's Day special for her. We'll try to do something...

Friday Afternoon Updates

By Scot Pollok on

Liza enjoyed mediocre sleep last night, about what she’s used to. There was some sharp pain in her back when she rolled over and adjusted herself, but this is to be expected after a blood patch. This morning she is laying on the couch and has had a cup of coffee, has iced her back and is...

Still waiting

By Scot Pollok on

It's now just before noon my time. I'm still waiting.  I just asked for an update and the very nice receptionist in our area made a couple of phone calls for me. She said that although Liza went back at 9:10, they didn't start the procedure until 10:34AM. We are pretty sure she had general...

In Recovery

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She's out. I got a call from a recovery nurse at 12:09. She said the procedure is done and Liza is not in the recovery room (all very polite, careful and professional). When I spoke to the nurse there she informed me that Liza has to be immobile and in place there for six hours, and that no one...

The PACU - Post Anesthesia Care Unit

By Scot Pollok on

Well, Liza is still in recovery, being cared for in the PACU by a very kind nurse named Alexis. Liza really likes her, which is a very big blessing.  I've spoken to her twice on the phone and she's been texting her mum and I quite a bit. She has had a great deal of pain thus far and is...

Some Resolution

By Scot Pollok on

Just a follow up for those wondering. I shared some of our collective thoughts yesterday but last night and today there were a couple more reasons for gratitude.  First, last night I spoke to Lauren, the neurosurgery scheduler, on the phone. She called me outside of her office because she...

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