Monday, December 20, 2010

Second case

Well, tomorrow is the big day of Magnus's follow-up cath. He was originally scheduled to be the first case of the day, but today we got a call that he's been bumped back to second case. Being second case is not so much fun, because he has to be fasted for 6 hours before the cath. If he were first case, he'd be asleep for most of those 6 hours, because they start for the day around 9 a.m. Not so if he's second case. The other issue with that is that if the first case goes long, his cath will be delayed, and he'll have to be fasted for even longer. We're not too happy about that, but I guess they wanted him to be second case because they expect it to be a long cath and they don't want to have to rush it.

As a result, we expect him to get started around noon, but it could be later. And then last time it took them about 6 hours in the cath lab. I presume this time it will be a similar time frame, or maybe a bit shorter since they already know what they're dealing with.

As always, we will do our best to keep everyone up to date by posting here, but we probably won't know much ourselves until at least a couple of hours after they start.


  1. One of these days those medical folks are going to surprise you and say, "How best can we accommodate your needs, and your schedule?" We all will be thinking of you tomorrow and checking the website.

  2. will be thinking of you! -Elaine

  3. good luck Magnus! --Katrin, Dan and Finn

  4. We're anxiously waiting to hear how things are going, although I realize that he's probably just now checking into the hospital! Hope he doesn't have to wait long, and hope all goes well. Sending lots of love and good wishes your way.