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Big Prayer Request

By Scot Pollok on

Friends, we need you now. Liza's pain, likely muscular pain as it is emanating most from her neck and head, has doubled in the last 24 hours. She was in tears just a moment ago, as it is as worse as it has been since this leg of the adventure began. Please pray.  I've been on the phone...

A Night and a Morning at Home

By Scot Pollok on

Please forgive my absence.  Liza's first night at home was another mixed bag. Great bodily comfort from being in her own bed, but the neck and head support and pain were not so good. I set my alarm for several times in the night and got up and delivered meds on time, which helped, but the...

Still Settling

By Scot Pollok on

The small stint at home has been a mixed bag. The comfort of home and family has met with an out-of-rhythm environment and increased pain. Liza has also been very discouraged. Just a week ago she was dancing in the end-of-year show for Excelsior school of dance (albeit in great pain), and today...

Asleep in Bed

By Scot Pollok on

Someone needs to start a petition with TXDOT about improving the condition of the roads between Hermann Memorial Hospital and my house. It was a long wait to get an escort to the car but within three minutes of driving on Cambridge and MacGregor (notoriously rough roads) she was in...

Discharged

By Scot Pollok on

Ms. Lexi just came in again with a partial round of meds and all the discharge orders, prescriptions and notes - bound in a massive, quarter-inch thick packet. So we are on our way home.  We are trying to finalize packing up (with a short pause to blog) and then we will await the "escort"...

Awaiting Discharge

By Scot Pollok on

Last night was the best night thus far. Sleep wise not so much, but Miss Rah's (who would be a shoe-in for a happiest nurse ever award) medication schedule kept the pain at a 3 for Liza almost all night. That was great. The interruptions every hour or so throughout the night didn't allow for...

The Last Night

By Scot Pollok on

The Neurosurgery ICU is a ghost town tonight. They only have six rooms in the ICU, and then perhaps a dozen rooms outside in the Neurosurgical Elective Unit (elective = non-emergency). In those twelve rooms, perhaps four are filled, including Liza's. That means that our nurse Miss Liz actually...

A Great Sign

By Scot Pollok on

Concerning Liza's recent walks it is very important to recognize one element: when her heel hits the ground she felt none of the shock in her head, causing a headache as in the past three years. This is a very good sign that Dr. Kim's diagnosis and fix was appropriate and successful. We are...

Interruptions

By Scot Pollok on

I love to meet Mr. Murphy some day, perhaps in heaven, and discuss his law and how he discovered or determined it. As promised, as soon as Liza was comfortable, a knock on the door. Then another. Then another. Several times it was Miss Liz. One time it was our Patient Care Assistant, Miss Angie...

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