Magnus is making progress with de-puffifying. Since 7 a.m. he has lost 100ccs, or a little less than half a cup, of fluid. I'd say he probably has another 50 or so to lose before he's back to normal, though.
They've been slowly weaning him off the ventilator today, and will hopefully try to extubate him sometime tonight. His chest tubes have been looking really good today, and his nurse was saying that she thought they might be able to remove them tomorrow. Getting off the vent and getting his chest tubes out are really the two biggest steps in his recovery, so if all that is done by tomorrow, he'll be well on his way.
Today has been a little bit frustrating, just because everything feels like it's moving so slowly, but frustrating is better than scary, and today has not been very scary.
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