Aliza’s Back in the Hospital

Hi Friends.

Wanted to let everyone know what’s going on with Aliza Shapiro. She is back in the hospital after (to make a long story short) a much smaller bleed or bleeds than she had last summer. Her symptoms are similar to what they were then: pretty intense aphasia and right sided weakness.

She is currently on medication to bring down the swelling, but given the recurrent nature of the bleeding, the doctors are recommending surgery. If all goes according to plan, she will probably have the operation early next week. She is in the ICU until then. The surgery could have pretty intense effects on her short- and/or long-term functioning; the good news is her surgeon is considered one of the best in the nation. We haven’t met with him yet this week so lots remains unclear.

Please keep Aliza in your thoughts and hearts and send whatever good vibes/prayer/woo you can.

Thank you for all the love so far!

xox Susanna

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