Tonight we actually got a sleep room inside the ICU (that means a bed with a sheet on it, but no pillow. Apparently pillows are impossible to come by in this hospital) so I went there to take a "nap" and ended up sleeping for about 6 hours. When I came back to Magnus's room, he was unhappy and pretty disoriented (actually he'd been disoriented for most of today; earlier he had started crying and pointing at a bunch of toys, saying "I want that chocolate milk!") The fellow who's in charge of him did not have very encouraging things to say about his collapsed lung. They are being aggressive with the respiratory therapy, but it seems that there hasn't been much change. They're talking about maybe having to sedate and re-intubate him. I'm not crazy about the idea of a step backwards like that, but it might be more comfortable for him to just be sedated since right now he is so unhappy. He is mostly dozing, but wakes up every 10 or 15 minutes demanding water or ice, which he can't have. But at least no major surprises tonight.
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