Magnus's cath is scheduled for tomorrow. Last week, I was a bit worried that we'd have to reschedule, because he came down with a cold early in the week, but he seems to be fine now. Apparently we are scheduled to be first case, which is amazing; they do two cases a day in the cath lab, with the first starting around 8 a.m. and the second scheduled to start around noon. However, the last two times we've been second case and the first case has run late and we got started several hours late. Generally starting on time is one of the big advantages of being first case, but the real advantage is the time frame, since Magnus has to be fasted for 6 hours before he starts. Obviously, fasting from 2 a.m.–8 a.m. is a lot more pleasant than fasting from 6 a.m.– noon or several hours later. Also, there is a theoretical possibility that we could avoid an overnight stay being first case, although I'm not counting on that. Actually, I'm not counting on any of this until it actually happens because I know that today we could well get a call saying that Magnus has been bumped to second case or perhaps rescheduled altogether if there is an emergency. Hospital stays are charmingly like air travel in that way.
But hopefully all will go as planned, they will find no problems, and I can focus all my worry on the fact that last night our dishwasher started leaking into one of our downstairs fire alarms, causing it to repeatedly go off (miraculously, M slept right through it).
Scenes from today’s Heart Walk
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