Many of you have asked why Aliza is still in ICU and why there is still swelling. These are all valid questions as we are now 11 days out from the stroke. But Aliza’s big brains suffered a big ole bleed leaving a 3 cm diameter blood clot. And that, in brain land, is simply ginormous. That is why her swelling has been significant and persistent. The medical staff believes that the current medicinal regimen should keep her swelling in a safe range while her body does the job of resorbing the blood clot formed after the hemorrhage. But this will take time.
It is likely she will be in the Intensive Care Unit for at least 2 more weeks. Which means darlings, she can’t get flowers or visits from glittery dancing girls and boys, or anyone else for that matter. And probably no homemade sauteed greens and all the other yummy things you guys were dreaming up to save her from hospital food. She is back to no food and no drink for right now.
She sends her thanks and wants the whole word to know that we who are taking care of her are being completely unreasonable in not allowing her a laptop and a cup of coffee.
Big love and big thanks to all!