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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...

Saturday Afternoon Phone Call

By Scot Pollok on

4:30PM Saturday - About an hour ago my phone lit up with my Liza ringtone (It's a sassy song that makes bystanders laugh). I answered it in less than a second.  Again, her voice was low but a bit higher than the whisper from earlier this morning. She continues to do better than terrible -...

Saturday Evening Prayer

By Scot Pollok on

I spoke to Liza tonight on the phone three times, the last of which included some time with her and each of the kids.  The same nurse as last night is caring for Liza again tonight. Hopefully - this is our prayer - tonight will be just as good as last night. Sleep is really important to...

She's Back in Her Room

By Scot Pollok on

9:02 Friday - At 6:53PM our time, I began receiving texts from Sonja that Liza was back in her room. We went back and forth a bit with information.  Then at 8:12PM Liza actually called. She was in generally good spirits even though the blood patch was different because of her stay in the...

Friday Blood Patch

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3:31PM Friday - Texas Time: 1:31PM Friday - California Time: Liza is headed into the left side of the PACU (I presume) yet again for what is officially, blood patch number five - the fourth at Cedars Sinai with Dr. Louy.  I am at home with the kids, arriving just after midnight last night...

The Thursday Flurry

By Scot Pollok on

5:35PM Thursday - When I awoke this morning after a very rough night of semi-sleep, I opened the window to an ominous light-sienna haze. The "bobcat" wildfire about 30 miles away doubled in size overnight, and that's just one of the many in California, Oregon and other areas. It's been overcast...

More Fiddling on Wednesday

By Scot Pollok on

2:58PM Wednesday - I just snuck in from a quick lunch and was able to get back into the room without waking Liza. She didn't sleep hardly at all last night so warned me that today would include a lot of naps.  Liza and I continue to discuss our options and decisions regarding all things...

Very Near Future

By Scot Pollok on

3:31PM Wednesday - We are still working with Dr. Young and the rest of the team to determine a schedule for Liza's immediate future. As I've said many times, this involves juggling a lot of balls in harmony and unison. Our goal is a safe, secure discharge and transition home, but we still don't...

Still Plodding

By Scot Pollok on

2:14PM Tuesday - Last night was a rough one for Liza. Two IV's failed in the night so they put in another. She also missed the timing of some medications and that causes a downward spiral of pain and nausea that takes a long time to recover from. This razor's edge is, to us, evidence of just how...

Tuesday Night

By Scot Pollok on

8:20PM Tuesday - Nurse Angela was great today. She's not a coffee or tea drinker, so to get through the day she needs chocolate - but dark, very dark, chocolate. Of course, we were happy to oblige. On another walk to Target for an eye mask and dry erase markers (so we can keep up the med...

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