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Tuesday Recovery

By Scot Pollok on

2:07PM Tuesday - We went to sleep early last night and slept in today until late morning. Yesterday was a long day. Today is Liza's birthday and we've already got a hotel room full of flowers from friends. Cards and videos and well wishes and prayers have been plentiful, making an otherwise...

She's in Recovery

By Scot Pollok on

1:35PM Monday - I was just able to see Liza for a few minutes (a few minutes longer than I was technically allowed to visit) and she looks great. Here are the details she shared.  She went back about 10:45 or so and was on the table until almost 1:00. She said Dr. Louy was even nicer than...

Two More Hours or so

By Scot Pollok on

4:50PM Monday - I just "snuck" into the PACU with bakery treats for the nurses and to see my bribe. A full bag of cupcakes, brownies, blondies, lemon bars and cookies makes a wide floor of nurses (this time including at least two men) very happy - fuel for that late afternoon slump. One by one...

Flat for a Long Time

By Scot Pollok on

8:30PM Monday - Liza was set free right at 7PM. The kind man that pushed her wheelchair to the car chatted us up the whole way. He was lovely. We got to the car and waited at the two longest red lights in the history of traffic signals. Liza did say that she already feels better than the last...

Epidural Blood Patch #3 or #4

By Scot Pollok on

9:07AM Monday - Our new nurse friend Joi just came and called Liza back to the PACU (left side of the ward is prep, right side is post-op recovery). Today is Liza's third blood patch here at Cedars Sinai (but she also had one in Houston in February).  Liza's pain has been pretty intense...

Strolled Down the Hall

By Scot Pollok on

10:35AM Monday - Liza just rolled down the hallway on her fancy, powered gurney. I was able to come back to the left side of the PACU and sit with her for about 30 minutes. I was able to give two more of the little gifts away. Sam, the nurse caring for her in prep, was lovely and kind. She was a...

Sometimes Very Much Better

By Scot Pollok on

12:20PM Saturday - I can't thank you all - the thousands of you engaged in this with us - for your prayers. Your endurance. Your support, both practical and spiritual. We feel it and are humbled.  I want to share a devotional thought, fully plagiarized from Trust For Today, a great...

A Mixed Bag of Results

By Scot Pollok on

Saturday - We did not get to speak to Dr. Schievink yesterday. His office did call early yesterday morning as I said in the previous post. We called back as soon as we got the message, a total of three times, finally reaching Michelle in the office, on the last try. The doc was in surgery then...

Lazy Friday Waiting Game

By Scot Pollok on

2:33PM Friday - We missed a call from Dr. Schievink's office early this morning. The last two days were so long that we enjoyed sleeping in a bit. We called back to a voicemail service. Left a message. Called back again later, same deal. So for now we wait. We expect to hear the Docs assessment...

Thursday Delay

By Scot Pollok on

11:21AM Thursday - I was able to go back and see Liza at 10:30 for "ten minutes." 30 minutes later, I was still there. But spotted by a nurse was then asked the leave.  There is or was an emergency in Liza's scheduled OR, so everything is on hold for now. She seems in good spirits...

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