Despite finding out that Magnus needs another surgery, yesterday was a pretty good day. We had a visit from our friend Mo in the morning, and she brought much-appreciated non-hospital food. In the afternoon, Magnus seemed to be starting to feel better and better, and in the early evening, I even managed to get a smile out of him! I was happy because we'd had the same nurse, Emily, for 3 days in a row, and on her last day with us, she finally got to see his personality!
We are scheduled for surgery at 2 p.m., but everyone thinks that we might go back sooner because they think the first case will be short. Of course, surgery does not always go as planned, so I'll believe it when I see it. Recovery from this should (knock on wood) be much faster than from the first surgery. They should (knock on wood again) be able to suction out some of the excess fluid on his right side that's been giving us so many problems in addition to moving the diaphragm out of the way. He will be intubated for the surgery, but they said that he should (there's that word again) be able to be weaned off it immediately. His heart function is fine (though still recovering from being on bypass for 2 hours during his surgery on Monday), so once we have the lung situation under control I hope that things will move quickly.
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