Monday, June 16, 2014

Good day

I don't want to jinx anything, but so far Magnus is having his best day yet. After I posted last night, he started draining a lot of blood from his chest tubes, having a fast heart rate and was having trouble maintaining his oxygen saturations. It was worrisome for a few hours, but it turned out that giving him some more blood fixed everything nicely.

Magnus has been very awake and active today. He woke up very grumpy. He's still on high-flow oxygen, so he can't drink water because of the aspiration risk, but he can suck from a little sponge. He really wants his water bottle, though. As the day progressed, though, his mood improved and he felt well enough to sit up in the bed with his feet dangling over the side. We just had a visit from the physical therapist, and I think she's going to try to get him sitting in a chair in a bit.

Magnus did end up getting one of his arterial lines out today because it went bad. Our nurse was trying to fix it this morning when Magnus was really grumpy, and she said to him "let me play with this for a sec" as she fiddled with it, and Magnus said "NO! Because it's NOT A TOY!"

Hoping for a day that continues to be uneventful, and then hopefully pulling back on a few things tomorrow.


  1. This is the news we've been waiting for all day, and tonight we will celebrate! So glad to hear the things are going better and that Magnus will be able to move a bit more. He should be ready for kickball by the time I get there! I've been telling everyone how Magnus had to set that nurse straight - that's a classic. See you soon!

  2. "NO! Because it's NOT A TOY!" aka Magnus dharma.