The anesthesiology team took Magnus back to the OR around 8:30. We had the same anesthesiologist we had for the cath last week. Apparently, they spend about 90 minutes just putting in lines and otherwise getting him prepped for surgery. The surgeon is going to come talk to us before he goes in there around 10. Everything went pretty smoothly this morning. We requested that Magnus have an IV placed rather than getting gas anesthesia. Most kids prefer the gas, but Magnus is super calm with IVs and they talked us into doing the gas for the cath last week and it freaked him out.
We were told the whole thing would take somewhere between 6 and 10 hours. I'm guessing it will probably be closer to the 10 hours because they have to remove his stent as well as doing the Fontan. His pressures were actually so low, they're going to see if they can get away with doing a non-fenestrated Fontan! (If you don't know what that means, don't worry about it).
We just got presented with a big stack of messages people have sent us here, so I'm going to go read those now.
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