Just a quick note to say that Magnus seems to be doing really well off the vent so far. They have a nasal cannula on him to deliver oxygen if he needs it, but he's spending most of the time with that set to the same oxygen percentage as room air. We might get to hold him later today, but right now they're still trying to make sure he's doing OK without messing around with him too much. He did have some funky tests this morning that generated some talk about putting him back on the vent, but later test results were OK, so we're hoping he stays off the vent.
One of the things that can happen to babies who have this surgery is temporary vocal chord paralysis, which can interfere not just with the voice, but also with feeding. Magnus's cry is definitely muted right now, but they think it's just swelling from having the vent in, because he is able to make some noise. Hopefully by tomorrow he'll be back to his old self.
We have started taking pictures of him again, so hopefully we can get some of those up tonight or tomorrow!
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