Yesterday the doctors told us why they're holding off on moving him to the nasal cannula until he reaches 25% oxygen, which may be a while. They said that Roscoe still has pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in his lungs) so they don't want to stress his lungs if they don't have to. The doctor said that if they put him on the nasal cannula too early, it could make his lungs work too hard and cause fluid to build up in them. Fluid in his lungs that would be a setback that would extend his hospital stay beyond where it would have been.
We have been praying that God will bring Roscoe home at the "right time", and he's teaching us that it's not yet the right time. There is a time for everything and we are excited for when the time comes to bring him home.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Today Alisha and I will be going to visit Roscoe and to thank the nurses and doctors who are working today when everybody else has it off. Here's Roscoe yesterday after we set him down from a holding session. A little bit into the video he gets rid of some stomach air bubbles, which you can see as the milk rushes out of his feeding tube.
and here's the picture that Alisha snapped while we took the video:
He is waving "Merry Christmas" to everyone. Hope you all enjoy the time with your families and loved ones!