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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...

Labor Day

By Scot Pollok on

11:04PM Monday - Today seemed like a very long day. It's day thirteen in a hospital bed for Liza, not counting the long stays for the tests and blood patch before that. When I arrived this morning, Liza has just gotten two new IV lines and had blood drawn for rheumatology. She was obviously...

Figurative and Literal Steps

By Scot Pollok on

12:07PM Sunday - I went to sleep last night thinking about the church gathering on Sunday morning and awoke to the same thought. I very much miss the fellowship of prayer and worship as a family. This is the third Sunday since we've been in CA and the second Sunday since Liza's been admitted. We...

Sunday Night

By Scot Pollok on

9:18PM - I just made it back to the hotel and I wanted to take a moment and fill you in on the rest of today. Liza has been drowsy most of the day, we think from a combination of complete lack of sleep thus far and medication side effects. We've tried to see it as a blessing. She definitely...

Our First "Good" Day

By Scot Pollok on

Early AM on Saturday - I'm in the hotel about to go to sleep. Reflecting on the day, I feel blessed to say, even cautiously, that today was our first good day in a very long time.  As I reported before, Liza slept last night very well for about three hours. That was the best sleep she's...

Roller Coaster Continues

By Scot Pollok on

11:17AM Saturday - Day 11 in room 4027 of the North Tower of Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills. And, I'm sad to report the truth that after our first "good" day yesterday, Liza had a really rough night, perhaps the hardest of all of them. We thought the roller coaster was winding down, but...

Two New Departments

By Scot Pollok on

12:10PM Saturday - We just had an unexpected visitor from Internal Medicine, Dr. Young - a young female doctor that was engaging, encouraging and patiently attentive as Liza and I went through our whole journey yet again. We've got the story down by now, giving it all the time, knowing which...

Sparse Saturday

By Scot Pollok on

6:51PM Saturday - After Dr. Young from internal medicine came in, we have had no other visitors. Bianca has taken excellent care of Liza, who had a nap today of perhaps over an hour.... As I was writing the above sentence, there was a knock at the door. Dr. Wong, the ENT and neurotologist came...

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