Friday, December 20, 2013

Waving at Mommy

Alisha has been sick for the past few days, but she will get to see him tomorrow. When I came in last night and saw Roscoe looking like this I knew I had to take a video:

In the beginning of the video below Roscoe is a little upset because he's waiting to be fed, but when once the pacifier gets into his mouth he's a happy camper. At that point he started focusing on the mobile that is hanging above his bed.

This morning they lowered his ventilator level from 5 to 4 and he showed great stability. Honestly I have no idea what that number is measuring, other than it's the number on a tube for the bubble CPAP machine. Alisha and I were thinking that Roscoe would need to make it all the way to 0 and be on 21% oxygen before they moved him to the nasal cannula (think: mini retirement home oxygen supply). Thankfully they said the very next step past level 4 is to remove the breathing mask and put him on the nasal cannula.

We still have many unanswered of questions like "When will you try moving him to the nasal cannula?", "Is there any other kind of cannula besides a nasal one?", and "Why do you have numbers 0-3 on the machine if you never use them?", but those will have to wait for another blog post.

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