That is the number of collateral veins Magnus had coiled off yesterday. Apparently, that is an extraordinarily high number for a baby his size, because people keep coming up to me and saying that they heard about it, even nurses from the intensive care unit next door!
Magnus is doing basically OK today, but is not feeling so great. I guess it's normal to spike a fever in response to having a bunch of metal placed in your body, and he has done just that. We've been trying to keep him comfortable with tylenol, but he's been pretty cranky all day. He had his first dose of viagra this morning, and he responded fine (they wanted to monitor him to make sure his blood pressure didn't drop too low after getting it).
As things stand now, I think we're still on track to go home tomorrow, although I hope he feels better by then. He seems to feel better now than he did this morning, but is still not completely himself.
By the way, thank you so much to everyone who has posted comments and e-mailed me to offer help. It really means a lot to us, as always!
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