Just called the hospital again to check in and Magnus is still doing well. He had one short period where his heart rate went way up and has had to be treated for low blood pressure, but these are the types of things they expect to see in a baby recovering from the Norwood procedure.
As I mentioned earlier, Iggy and I spent the night at home, catching up on sleep and on everything else, and one of the things on my list is trying to somehow acknowledge all the love, generosity, and support that has been heaped upon us in the past week. Our families and friends have been so amazing, with special gratitude being due to our friend Bobbi Cesare, who happens to work at the hospital and who, among other things, brought us lunch in the waiting room yesterday when we were waiting to hear how Magnus's surgery had gone.
We have also been tremendously grateful to all the wonderful doctors and nurses who have taken such good care of Magnus. It is a cliche to say "the nurses are amazing," but really, every single one we have dealt with has not only been tremendously skilled and knowledgeable, but also kind, friendly, and understanding. Again, here, I want to give special acknowledgement to nurse Ayanna, who took care of Magnus on his last two nights in the intensive care nursery, and who came down to the OR with us yesterday morning to see Magnus off for his surgery. She hugged us, and tried to make us feel like everything was going to be OK.
Anyway, we are far from through with all of this, but I feel bad about not being very good about answering all my e-mails and just wanted to thank everyone for everything!
3 weeks ago