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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...

Sleep and Fiddling

By Scot Pollok on

11:49AM Friday - Today begins Liza's tenth day in the hospital since coming back in through the Emergency Department last week Wednesday. Getting Liza home in a safe, reasonably comfortable state takes a lot of fiddling with stuff. There is also a considerable amount of anxiety that comes with...

One Familiar Face in a Sea of New

By Scot Pollok on

1:37PM Thursday - First of all, last night was perhaps the best night of rest that Liza has had thus far. Until about 4AM that is. Nurse Angelo was a rock star, coming in spot on time and gently woke Liza to get her all the necessary meds. This took the pressure off of Liza to watch the clock...

Ordained Moment

By Scot Pollok on

3:41PM Thursday - It's amazing how God works. When we think what His gifts should be, He amazes us with gifts we don't expect or see coming. That just happened with Liza.  For a short moment, in order to give Liza another opportunity to nap, I left for a walk. I called my dad who lost his...

A New Team of Docs

By Scot Pollok on

7:04PM Wednesday - Well we waited for the Anesthesia team until about 4PM. A whole new team of docs came in, led by a fiery young woman named Dr. V. Her full name is beautiful but I can't pronounce or recall it. She had two male residents with her Dr. O and Dr. S (I also can't recall their...

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