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Saturday Shift Change

By Scot Pollok on

7:41PM Saturday - The nursing staff is beginning to shift over. Maria, our nurse for the day has been replaced with Sonny, a new male nurse we just met. Cinque (Cheeky is how she pronounces it) is also back as our clinical partner.  It's been a day of minute progression in my opinion. But...

Some Friday Improvement

By Scot Pollok on

9:51AM Friday - Liza had a significantly better night than the last one - which was a nightmare in many ways. The ketamine drip and new med-matrix has helped. Her pain still shoots up dramatically whenever she sits up or moves around, but this is a form of improvement. I just helped her up to...

My Gift Giver

By Scot Pollok on

12:10PM Friday - Liza's a bit worse at the moment from movement. She just got some meds as well - on a specific schedule - which hopefully will allow her to sleep. The afternoon - at least it was yesterday - is prime time for sleep.  Yet even from bed, with barely open eyes, Liza gave me...

Friday Night in Beverly Hills

By Scot Pollok on

9:59PM Friday - I would very much like to be at a quiet, fancy, candlelit table for two with my bride. But instead we had a short cuddle in a hospital bed and a very sweet prayer time before I left. It was tremendously special. I prayed for a while and then my best friend prayed for me - and all...

Thursday on Neuro Floor

By Scot Pollok on

12:25PM Thursday - I arrived here a little after 8:00. I hit the snooze button a couple of times and the visitor check-in process was long. When I walked in the room, Liza looked upset, unrested and in pain. She said the night was very rough - that's my translation of what she said. Her pain was...

A Possible Explanation

By Scot Pollok on

6:37PM Thursday - Well, a lot has happened today. Liza has more pain management options now but they are still building in her system. Dr. Louy, who has been here twice today, ordered a continuous low dose Ketamine drip, which was finally installed in a new IV on Liza's right arm, around 1PM or...

Emergency Room

By Scot Pollok on

3:47PM Wednesday - Well, today is not what we planned. I will just put a brief update for now to get prayer. Liza needs it right now.  Most of the day yesterday Liza's headache and nausea got worse. Last night was very rough. This morning, she began to get chills off and on. We called Dr...

More of the Emergency Story

By Scot Pollok on

6:34PM Wednesday - I'll save the full story for later, but here's an update. After waiting for two hours or more in a wild, wild emergency room waiting area, they finally got Liza a bed.  The ER Doc came in rather quickly, as did Olga the nurse who set up Liza's vitals and then Diane, our...

The Full Story of Wednesday

By Scot Pollok on

7:11PM Wednesday - A proper recap.  Sometime after the two DSM tests on Wednesday and Thursday of last week, Liza began to feel a little different. Her headache got worse and she was a little weaker. We discussed it and considered it a result of two more lumbar punctures, even though they...

First Time Apart

By Scot Pollok on

11:03PM Wednesday - Liza is settled into a private room on the Neuro Floor four stories above the Emergency Department. She has a good, kind, attentive nurse - Abigail - looking after her. Gabriel was our transport up. Biblical names. Love it.  Getting her transferred from the transport ED...

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