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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...

DSM #2 Done

By Scot Pollok on

2:20PM Thursday - I just received a text from an automated system. After a very long delay, Liza's procedure is finished and she is being settled in the PACU for recovery. I should be able to see her in a bit, hopefully. She will have to lie in recovery for at least 3 hours after the procedure...

11.5 Hour Thursday

By Scot Pollok on

6:57PM Thursday - Liza is just now back in bed at our hotel. As I tried to encourage her a few times this morning with "today will be better, I promise," it did turn out to be better. In several ways. Blessings. From God. Answered prayers.  First, the timing was largely due to the delay in...

Round 2 Begins

By Scot Pollok on

9:49AM - Joi, one of the PACU nurses from yesterday, just came and collected Liza to get her changed, situated and prepped. Now is the time to pray for an easy stick with the IV team, and that that one stick stays one.  Despite the difficulty of yesterday and the heaviness of doing the...

Just Took Her Back

By Scot Pollok on

8:26AM Wednesday - A nurse named Samantha just walked Liza down the hallway.  We were up at 6:00AM and out the door by 6:45. It's a stones throw so it didn't take long to arrive and park. Temperature check and mask led to check in 1 then check in 2 for document signing, then back to check...

Interventional Radiology

By Scot Pollok on

9:51AM Wednesday - I was able to spend the last 40 minutes or so with Liza as she waited in the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit), even though she's not POST yet. Last month it took a long time for the staff to get an IV in Liza. Her veins are notoriously unruly. This time, one stick. That's...

From PACU to CT

By Scot Pollok on

1:19PM Wednesday - I was called back to see Liza in the PACU just after noon. She was drowsy from the anesthesia but still wincing from pain in her head. Her speech was slow and her throat sore from intubation. But it was a delight to see her. She's so brave. Not complaining. Kind to...

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