8/7/11 Status – Through Surgery and Awake

Aliza’s surgery went without complication last night though it will take time to get a full prognosis. She is now awake and responsive though groggy. She is not quite breathing on her own though fighting valiantly to get there. Despite being completely encumbered with dozens of IVs, a breathing tube, wires, monitors and whirring machines of all sorts, she still was able to meaningfully engage with us during this morning’s visit. With only her left hand and two eyes, she let us know whose hand she wanted to hold next, who needed to move position around the bed so she could better see them, and when it was time for us to leave. When we told her she was being really brave, she rolled her eyes back into her head as if we were just, you know, overreacting.

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11 Responses to 8/7/11 Status – Through Surgery and Awake

  1. danyel says:

    Lots and lots of love to all of you!

  2. Brian says:

    We’re all thinking of you and sending much love your way!

  3. Chuck says:

    Happy to know you have loads of love surrounding you! Sending strength and gentle hugs your way!

  4. jojo says:

    Much good energy and love to Aliza. i’m so glad she’s (what else wld she be?) a fireplug bossypants throughout this crisis. God i love her! Let her know we’re rooting for her and peddling Arts for the braintrust. More soon, xojojo

  5. shaari says:

    holding hands and viewing loved ones. brilliant! go aliza!

  6. mel prest says:

    Love and more love to you Aliza!
    I’m glad you’re on the mend and all went well.
    Just wait until we all get to come and visit… until then, enjoy the quiet.
    big hugs,

  7. Tom Bardwell says:

    love love love

  8. Austin says:

    What a good update! Aliza is so fierce.

  9. Becca D'Bus says:

    Tonight, I am sending you love from Beijing.

    Fierce love from Beijing.

  10. Lesli Turock says:

    Hang in there Aliza! We are thinking of you constantly and sending love your way. You are surrounded by such a circle of fabulous people and deserve every ounce of it! Go girl!!

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