Well, if all goes according to plan, this will be the last $%#&^ night I sleep in the hospital for a long, long time! Magnus was weaned off oxygen this morning, which meant that it was a lot easier for us to be up and about. We went to hospital preschool in the morning, and the playroom in both the afternoon and evening. Magnus's legs are still getting accustomed to being put back to work, but he showed definite improvement over the course of the day.
At this point, I think the only lingering concern is that his INR levels (a measure of blood clotting) are on the low side...he has to take Coumadin to prevent post-surgery blood clots and they want his blood to be very thin. He will have to have one more blood draw tomorrow and hopefully that will start trending in the right direction. He's still going to have to have blood draws as an outpatient to get to his target levels, though.
Another thing that happened today is that another family we know from San Francisco is also here today because their little guy Seamus is having a heart cath today and is scheduled for surgery in July. I'm hoping they get good news from today's cath.
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