Sunday, November 7, 2010

Not today

We're not going home today.

Everyone had been saying we would, but then this morning, the new attending physician who came on duty today came by to talk to me. He said they wanted Magnus to be on oxygen at home.

His oxygen sats have been about the same since his cath, but they're on the low side for where he should be, especially at night. However, having him be on oxygen is pretty life-changing. Luckily, it sounds like now they only want him to be on oxygen at night, which is significantly less life-changing, but still a huge pain for us.

Anyway, I guess that in order to get insurance approval for him to be on oxygen and also for his new medications, we need to go home tomorrow.

Magnus slept for 5 hours last night. Between him not feeling well, and all the light and noise going on in the ward all night, it was pretty much a total nightmare. There's a newborn baby in the bay next to his, and between 3 and 5 a.m. they were trying to do a blood draw on him. As you can imagine, that is not something that anyone can sleep through.

Anyway, I'm at home now, having been relieved by Iggy, and am going to take a nap. Hopefully I'll feel better after I get some sleep.


  1. Hang in there, and I do hope you can get some sleep.

  2. Ugh, that sucks. I'm glad you get to be home and try to get some sleep though. :(

  3. One more day is not too bad, given all that Magnus has been through. Get some sleep. You can use a little break. Take care of you so you can stay strong for Magnus. You're a good mom!

  4. aww, man, that bites. hope you guys and magnus both manage some good sleep and are feeling better afterward.

  5. fingers crossed that tonight goes better than last and that by this time tomorrow you'll be headed home sweet home. thinking of you guys...