Magnus has been doing really well since last night. They are gradually turning down his ventilator settings, and they've been able to treat him with a diuretic to bring down the swelling so his chest can get closed tomorrow. He hasn't been doing anything scary (like having a fast heart rate), and everyone is very pleased with his progress. He's also a lot more awake today, as they have turned down his sedative dose. He opens his eyes and looks around, and waves his arms in the air, and will grab your finger with his hand if you give it to him. He doesn't seem uncomfortable, though. The only time I saw him make "crying eyes" (he can't actually cry because he's on the ventilator) was when one of the doctors opened his diaper to look at his PICC line, and I think that was just because he knows he doesn't like diaper changes, not because he was in pain.
Iggy and I received several Thanksgiving invitations, but I think we're just going to do our own thing today. I know that I would feel weird about going to a social gathering today. We'll just have an extra big Thanksgiving next year.
6 months ago