As I had hoped, the hardest part of cath day turned out to be the hours we had to fast Magnus before the procedure.
They'd told us the cath would take 3 or 4 hours, but it took less than 2 (so I guess that made up for getting started 2 hours late). The doctors said that everything went very smoothly, they didn't need to do any interventions, and that his anatomy and pressures all look good and that he's a good candidate for his Glenn surgery (which is scheduled for 3 weeks from tomorrow).
They had to observe him for 4 hours after the procedure, during which time he mostly slept, ate and fussed a little bit, and had a couple of visitors. It was pretty weird having him in the hospital again after having him at home. I was worried that he'd be really fussy about having to be in the crib because at home he doesn't get put down too much because he doesn't like it, but he was OK, maybe because he was still recovering from the anesthetic.
After his time was up, they pulled out his IV and disconnected him from the monitors, and we put his clothes back on and took him home, where he continues to eat and sleep. Let's hope the sleepiness continues through the night, and that he doesn't decide that he's well-rested at 2 a.m.!
3 weeks ago