At around 8:20 a.m., the anesthesiologist carried Magnus off for his surgery. Just like before, we won't hear anything from them until they're done, which will probably be sometime around 1 p.m. or later.
Iggy is a very superstitious person, and I am not superstitious at all. I am a scientist! Except in something like this, where you have something so important happening and really no control over it, I think it's impossible not to be superstitious. And so far, everything seems to be going very smoothly.
Fasting Magnus was much easier than it was for the cath. Our instructions were that we could give him breastmilk until 3:30 a.m. and Pedialyte until 5:30. He had a big meal around 3 a.m., and then woke briefly at 4:30 and 5:30 to drink Pedialyte (the first non-breastmilk thing he's ever had to drink...he didn't seem to love it, but didn't seem to hate it, either). He mostly stayed asleep throughout the drive and the wait, and only really started waking up and seriously fussing around 8.
Iggy and I were both very happy that we have the same anesthesiologist we had last time. We really love her, and after Magnus's first surgery she would come by and check on him just about every day when he was in the hospital, which was for more than 3 weeks after his surgery. She's also from Massachusetts, like we are, and her strong accent reminds us of home! We also happened to bump into the surgeon, Dr. Azakie, when he was walking in the main hospital entrance.
After Magnus went in for his surgery, we were both hungry, so we decided to go out to breakfast, and I got the idea to go to Dottie's. We both love Dottie's, but the crowds there on the weekends are insane, so the last time we'd been there was the morning after our wedding night in September 2008. So, we ate a huge and delicious breakfast, and when we got in the car to go home, "Spirit in the Sky" was playing on the radio. Iggy has always said that that song puts him in a good mood, and we both remembered that it had been playing on the radio on the day of Magnus's first surgery.
So while rationally, I realize that none of these things could possibly have any bearing on the outcome of Magnus's surgery, so far, we're feeling pretty positive.
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