Our son Magnus was born November 19, 2009 with a serious congenital heart defect, HLHS. I set up this blog to keep our family and friends updated on his condition, and to connect with other families dealing with HLHS.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
In the hospital
Sorry for the lack of updates here! To make a long story kind of short, because it is very late and I am exhausted, Magnus has been admitted to the ICU. At first, they were going to put in a chest tube (which is pretty much what it sounds like...they poke a hole in his chest and put a tube in to drain fluid from around the lungs). But then they changed their minds and decided that they were going to try IV diuretics first. I have no idea how long we will be here or what the significance (if any) of this development is. I have been at work all day and drove straight to the hospital when my class got out at 8:30 p.m. (in a town about an hour away from here). Of course he's been asleep the whole time I've been here, but it's such a huge relief to finally be with him!