Sunday, June 15, 2014

In surgery now

After a lot of waiting (especially if you count all day yesterday) Magnus is in surgery. He went in at 11 a.m. and the anesthesiologist told us it would take about an hour an a half, but it always takes longer than they say it will. We're hanging out in the waiting room for him to come back.

Yesterday was a pretty decent, quiet day. Magnus is still not very happy most of the time, but is awake and alert most of the time and cooperative with the nurses, respiratory therapists, and all the other people messing with him. He also pooped yesterday, for the first time since his surgery on Monday. Not ordinarily blog-worthy, but there had been some discussion about his lack of "bowel sounds." Apparently, his GI tract is, in fact, working!

Update: our nurse today just walked by and said they had called her 15 minutes ago to say that he would be up "within an hour." Though I would not hold them to that...

Update 2: We just saw them bring him back to the room, but they need a few minutes to get everything settled before we can go back. The surgeon stopped by, he said everything went fine and they were able to reopen his lung as well as plicate. They already extubated him downstairs. 


  1. Hang in there Jen and Iggy! Thinking about you guys right now and hoping that Magnus is out of surgery soon and has a smooth recovery from here on out... Oh, and hurray for poop!

  2. Excellent news about his lung!!

  3. Thanks for the update. So far so good. You guys are rockstars!

  4. All sounds good - when will we know if this surgery was successful in alleviating all of the most recent issues?

    1. I think we already know that the surgery was successful. Of course, that doesn't preclude additional complications from popping up.