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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...

Wednesday Scopes and Needles

By Scot Pollok on

12:28PM Wednesday - Another late post for the morning. I've hesitated pulling out my laptop as we are waiting on the anesthesia team to roll in and get Liza any minute. I'm sure it'll happen now that I'm writing. More on that in a bit.  This morning, Liza left a voice message for me about...

Chronic Courage

By Scot Pollok on

Some more personal thoughts.  I believe in sin. I see it in my life and in the world. I see its footprints and consequences everywhere. On the street, in faces, on the news, in the mirror. I believe pain is a child of sin. All kinds of pain: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. There...

Tuesday Tears

By Scot Pollok on

1:59PM Tuesday - The typical late morning post has turned into an afternoon post today. Liza's trying to get some sleep now, so I'll write as quietly as I can. Several things have happened today. (By the way, September is National Chiari Awareness month and the Chiari color is purple.) First of...

Last Day of August - 6th Day in Hospital

By Scot Pollok on

12:02PM Monday - I am so happy to report that last night - Liza's fifth night in hospital - was much better than the previous. Nurse Numrata was "amazing" according to Liza. There are still a lot of interruptions in the night-shift of a hospital, but Liza got more rest, just peaceful rest, and...

Eventful-Non-Eventful Monday

By Scot Pollok on

3:47PM Monday - Just in the last hour a lot of things have happened. First, Nurse Angelica mixed up a very large - hilariously large - colon drink specifically engineered to empty out colonoscopy patients. It's been sitting here on the bed tray smiling at us for a little while, waiting on a...

An Exciting Ear Investigation + UPDATE

By Scot Pollok on

5:44PM Monday - Okay need some prayers for a very specific thing. Liza's been having issues with significant pressure in her right ear since just after the last surgery - about three years ago. Not many folks have taken the time to investigate this. We went to a local ENT in The Woodlands in...

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